Cosplay is a short term for "costume play". Wikipedia says, "The term cosplay is a portmanteau of the English words costume play. The term was coined by Nobuyuki Takahashi of the Japanese studio Studio Hard while attending the 1984 Los Angeles Science Fiction Worldcon. He was impressed by the hall and the costumed fans and reported on both in Japanese science fiction magazines. The coinage reflects a common Japanese method of abbreviation in which the first two moras of a pair of words are used to form an independent compound. Costume becomes kosu (コス), and play becomes pure (プレ)". Cosplayers draw popular characters from famous and well-known fiction in Japan, American cartoons and Sci-Fi. They are usually taken from manga, anime, video games, and fantasy movies.
These photos above were taken at SM Megamall.One of the characters, holding a spade, is from Ragnarok Online, and the other is a character whom I forgot. My friends, MJ and EJ and I were heading to Toby's to check some badminton equipment when we came across these characters. Some shoppers asked them to take a picture and I decided too so we asked permission. Little did we know their names because they hurriedly moved after EJ took some shots from her digital camera.
Since we're inside at the mall, we don't usually talk for a long time to strangers.The main purpose is for my personal blog which I always try to add photos in every entry that I have.