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Jargon watch: “cosplay” is dressing up as

posted by Jason Kottke   May 28, 2003

Jargon watch: “cosplay” is dressing up as your favorite cartoon/movie/tv character at conventions.

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AndrewMay 28, 2003 at 12:10PM

Short for Costume Play? I parsed it as “co-splay.”

jkottkeMay 28, 2003 at 12:14PM

I would assume “costume play” but I guess it could also be “costume display”.

Joseph WainMay 28, 2003 at 4:59PM

Yes, it’s from “costume play” and pronounced “koz-play”.

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