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Commercializing cosplay: There’s yen in fun

If you’re familiar with Japanese quirkiness, you will have heard the term “cosplay”. Short for “costume play,” it involves avid fans of anime, comics (manga), film, television and science-fiction works dressing, styling, making up and equipping themselves to resemble their favorite characters – all for the fun of it. The trend’s roots go back to […]

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