Asian Cosplayers Are Revealing How Simple They Look When Theyre Not In Character (30 Pics)

#レイヤーのオンとオフ (which roughly translates to “with and without the layer”) has people sharing before-and-after pics of their best transformations and it’s crazy how good some of them are. #1 According to an article by the Artifice, the origins of cosplay in North America start around the 1930s. Initially dubbed as ‘costuming,’ it didn’t require participants to mimic the appearance of a particular character. Rather, they simply were expected to dress appropriately for the genre, which is what Forrest J. Ackerman did in his futuristic costume when he attended a sci-fi convention. #3 The term ‘cosplay’ is said to have been invented in 1984. Combining the words ‘costume’ and ‘play,’ Japanese reporter Nobuyuki Takahashi is credited for its first use after he …