Depending on which camp you may be in, cosplay is either a part time hobby or a way of life. In today’s world, cosplay is more popular than ever. Even the most unsuspecting of people have at least heard of it.
In mainstream world, cosplay is people putting on costumes. But in cosplay world, cosplay serves as an outlet, expression, and art.
Mainstream and cosplay are merging to some degree, mostly due to celebrities participating in the fun as well as major cosplay events going down all over the world. But we aren’t quite there yet.
For now, most people think of cosplay as a year-round halloween with a super hero flare to it. And for most, cosplay is a relatively new gig.
Neither are true, of course.