The rapid growth in the number of people cosplaying as a hobby since 1990s has made the phenomenon a significant aspect of popular culture in Japan. Some other parts of Asia and in the Western world. Cosplay events are common features of fan conventions. There are also dedicated conventions and local and international competitions. Also social networks, websites and other forms of media centered on cosplay activities.
The term “cosplay” was coined in Japan in 1984.
Besides it was inspired by and grew out of the practice then-known as fan costuming at science fiction conventions. Beginning with Morojo’s “futuristicostumes” created for the 1st World Science Fiction Convention in New York City in 1939.