The first contest for cosplay
Last weekend in Moscow, the third festival of Japanese contemporary culture J-FEST. Among other things, the festival hosted the first contest for cosplay.
For nefanatov should be an explanation: Cosplay - short for costume play - «costume play." Participants transform into characters of the anime, manga, video games, etc. Themselves (usually themselves, though in Japan there is a market for the production of costumes and accessories for cosplay) made ​​costumes and attributes. In Japan, cosplay - a very popular hobby, but gradually it is gaining popularity in other countries. In Russia, according to some reports, a community of cosplayers of 250 thousand people.