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What does COSPLAY stand for?

COSPLAY stands for Costume Play

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Comic Con attractions include dealer stalls, comic village, DDR (Dance Dance Revolution) Area, retro gaming, games expo, main stage, costume play and live robots from TV series Robot Wars.
The convention, taking place at the Seaburn Centre on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24 will also see visitors from around the world battling it out in a costume play, known as cosplay, in a bid to win Europe's largest ever first prize of PS2,000.
It will also feature a 'cosplay', the term derived from the English words costume play, where participants can dress up in costumes and accessories as their favourite anime or video game character and enter the 'Best Cosplay' competition.
The recently opened eatery in Manila hopes to cash in on the growing popularity of "cosplay" or costume play among Filipinos, in which participants dress up as favourite characters from manga comics to indulge in a spot of cartoon revellery.