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Monday, December 20, 2010
We thought we’d provide a little refresher course for those readers who are new to our blog and might not be completely clear on the connection between anime and cosplay. And since it’s a connection that we really enjoy celebrating here at Moon Costumes, it bears repeating!
Wikipedia explains that “anime” in English usually refers to a style of animation originating in Japan, heavily influenced by the manga (Japanese comics) style and typically featuring characters with large eyes, big hair and elongated limbs, exaggerated facial expressions, brush-stroked outlines, limited motion and other distinctive features.
The term may also be used by English-speakers for other animation connected to
Both hand-drawn and computer-animated anime exist. It is used in television series, films, video, video games, commercials, and internet-based releases, and represents most, if not all, genres of fiction.
Wikipedia’s explanation of Cosplay is that it’s short for "costume play" and is a type of performance art in which participants don costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea. Characters are often drawn from popular fiction in