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What is Cosplay


Cosplay is the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game, especially one from the Japanese genres of manga and anime. But how does that translate into our current culture? Well have you ever been to a Misfits concert. If you haven’t let me paint a picture for you. Tons of fans running around with painted faces like the Misfit Fiend. They aren’t the Misfit Fiend however they dress up to express their appreciation for the Misfits. In that same realm people around the world dress up as their favorite characters from comic books, movies and of course video games.

There is a lot of time and effort that goes into cosplay. From the actual character concept adaption to costume to execution and of course dressing up with full makeup. This undying dedication can take weeks and months to perfect. But the result is phenomenal. Seeing these characters that you have seen in the movies or comic books come to life is truly astounding.

Cosplay actual dates to early 20th century when in 1908, William Fell dressed up as Skygack along with his wife at a skating carnival. Sci-fi helped fuel the trend with the advancement of technology in the 1930’s. Now you can’t go to any Con with seeing someone dressed up as their favorite character.

In the spirit of cosplay Hip Crypt has added lots of costumes to our normal offerings. We opted for the sexier versions of Cosplay however you can make cosplay your own by buying a costume, modifying a costume or making a costume completely from scratch. The only limit is your imagination.

Below are some examples of some popular cosplay genres:

Belle from Beauty and the Beast


Wonder Woman


Lara Croft from Tomb Raider


Jessica Rabbit from the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit?



For more ideas and inspiration visit our costume section https://www.hipcrypt.com/collections/womens-costumes

Happy Cosplaying!

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