Wikipedia: a portmanteau of the words costume play, is a performance art in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character.
Google: the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game, especially one from the Japanese genres of manga and anime.
G4R: to dress up and portray a character, preferably one you like.
Based in Baltimore and 20 mins from Washington DC, G4R is fortunate enough to see these creative artists multiple times a year via convention centers. Oh the young lady in the pic was one G4R interviewed a few years back, Felicia Dussault (Darkarnival Butler). Very meticulous when it come to her costumes, beautiful personality and all around joy to interview. Sadly we forgot the gentleman's name but will update this article when we find it.