For starters cosplay is the words costume and play just mixed together, it is a performance art in which participants (cosplayers) that go to events and wear costumes with fashion accessories to look like a specific character, anything from TV series, Live action movies, Cartoons and more. Cosplayers often interact to create a roleplaying scene from the famous charters movies etc. The term "cosplay" applies to any costumed role-playing but not on the stage. Any person that lends themselves to a dramatic interpretation may be taken up as a subject, and it is not unusual to see genders switched (A man in a cat women costume)
After seeing all the different costumes it actually feels like you are in the middle of a mad movie, the detail is amazing. You will see anything from the Mario brothers to Batman just walking around but these things can get messy if they bump into their arch rivals, (Joker) the roleplaying will begin. This all kicked off in the 1990s and since then it has boomed into a massive event that people will travel to, not just nationwide but worldwide to tend these huge events. Here are a few steps to get joined in first decide on a cosplay that you like then do a lot of research, find the costume that is right for you add the extras that makes the costume whole and then pose for the photos before it falls to pieces, after that have a great night and role-play on.