Cosplay is a term referring to costume play, or dressing up in costumes as a performance art — not always part of a stage play or performance. Cosplayers do not need special occasions to don their costume wigs, rather they are usually part of a lifestyle. Film and comic book enthusiasts leave out no details.
Hollywood, CA is the movie-making capital of the world, but walking the streets might surprise you if you are not a local. Every day people dress up as their favorite action hero or cartoon character; some do it for fun, others do it as their profession. Cosplay is an important part of the culture and economy, as many entertainers have look-a-likes and fans that dress up as characters.