Cosplayer in his costume, as Luke Skywalker from StarWars "The Force Awakens".
Luke is an Grand Master in exile after having become one with the Force. At the end of The Force Awakens, Daisy Ridley’s Rey standing atop a craggy, windswept island, holding out Luke Skywalker’s long-lost family lightsaber to the man she knew only as a legend.
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. Favorite sources include manga and anime, comic books and cartoons, video games, and live-action films and television series.
The New York Comic Con convention, is a celebration of comic books, graphic novels, sci-fi and video games, toys, movies and television. The convention brings together celebrities as well as fans of fantasy role playing, Comic-Con is the business of pop culture.