Laffy Matthews cosplay attendee in her costume, as Storm from the X-Men, the 80's punk version
Storm (Ororo Munroe) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly associated with the X-Men.
Storm is a member of a fictional subspecies of humanity known as mutants, who are born with superhuman abilities. Storm has the ability to control the weather and can fly. She is a member of the X-Men, a group of mutant heroes who fight for peace and equality between mutants and humans.
Cosplay, a contraction of the words costume play, is a performance art in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character.
Cosplayers often interact to create a subculture and a broader use of the term "cosplay" applies to any costumed role-playing in venues apart from the stage.
Any entity that lends itself to dramatic interpretation may be taken up as a subject and it is not unusual to see genders switched.