Islamabad, 2 December 2021 (TDI): The Embassy of Japan in Pakistan participated in the Japanese cosplay competition. The competition was organized during a festival on 28th November which was organized by Panther Tech.
It was held at the Classic Grand Marquee in Bahria Town, Islamabad. The youth of Islamabad fervently participated in the event dressed as their favorite characters.
Participants dressed up in costumes to represent famous characters like Spiderman, Batman, Thanos, and other Marvel characters were seen during the celebration.
Ryuji IWASAKI, the Counselor and Head of Public Affairs Section of the Japanese Embassy in Pakistan lauded the event.
According to him, such events will further boost cultural collaboration between Pakistan and Japan. Such activities will promote mutual understanding amongst the youth of the two countries. Japanese Embassy regularly participates in cultural events in Pakistan.
Cosplay: Costume plus Role-play
Cosplay is a short form of costume play (Costume plus Roleplay) and it originated in Japan. It is a type of performance art and role-playing in which participants wear costumes and fashion accessories to emulate a specific character.
People who participate in cosplay are called cosplayers. Most popular sources of cosplay include cartoons, manga, anime, comic books, video games, and television series.
In Japan, cosplay is called Kosupure. It is a popular activity as well as a lucrative business in the country. Many events, shops, and conventions are dedicated to the activity. Moreover, various events are organized for this activity; one of them being the Comiket or Comic Market.
The Comic Market is a large-scale event in the manga, anime, and cosplay world. It is a three-day event and takes place twice a year on the island of Odaiba.
World Cosplay Summit is also held in Japan, in Nagoya. Cosplayers from around the world participate in the event. The Summit also includes various contests and the allocation of titles to the best of the cosplayers.