My collection of Reconstructing History patterns I have acquired over the years.

My collection of Truly Victorian patterns I have acquired over the years.

Cosplay Dictionary: A helpful guide for finding the right lingo in the world of cosplay and costuming. This is a work in progress. Suggestions for terms to add to this dictionary are always welcome, please use the Contact Form for any submissions!  Last Modified: 08/23/2017

Otakon 2010 One Piece Photoshoot
One Piece Cosplayers Otakon 2010

The meaning of cosplay has changed considerably in the last decade, but let me try to explain how I see it. Mind you, please consider this my opinion of the evolution of the definition of cosplay and not a definitive one. Cosplay has a broad degree of meanings depending on the person asked.

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