I can’t not share these photos! Cosplay, a kind of pop culture character costumed role play, came out of Japan and is now spread throughout eastern Asia and beyond. It’s on the Chinese mainland, to what extent I don’t know. Cosplay receives harsh criticism from some quarters for its superficiality and frivolity. I was a very pathetic Vampire Hunter D at a small mainland cosplay event, the costume consisted of a face-obscuring black floppy hat, black clothes and cape, and toy sword. No photos exist of that…fortunately or unfortunately.
Link to Xinhua photo article