The Halloween costume has a fairly short history. Wearing Halloween costumes has long been associated with other holidays around the time of Halloween. Early Halloween costumes emphasized the pagan and gothic nature of the holiday, but by the 1930s Halloween costumes based on characters in mass media such as film, literature, and animated cartoon were popular.
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Once in Halloween cosplay costume, cosplayers often adopt the affect, mannerisms and body language of the characters they portray. The cosplayers do this because once they have cosplay costume on, they feel and act like the character that they are dressed up as. Some Cosplayers prefer to snap into character for photos with poses and stunts, but otherwise remain fairly out of character. Cosplayers often gather to view the cosplay costumes of others, show off their own creations, take pictures, share tips, and participate in contests.
Kigurumi is the Japanese name for costumed performers who represent cartoon characters, often animals. The name comes from the Japanese verb kiru and noun nuigurumi. These kigurumi costumes performers appear at shopping malls, theme parks, and anime conventions. The kigurumi costumed characters found in Disneyland, on children’s shows such as Barney the Dinosaur, and roaming the sidelines of sports events as mascots are also included in the Japanese term kigurumi. Frequently their appearance serves a festive promotional purpose and they are often employed to entertain audiences
of children. Ganguro, a style of Japanese street fashion, employs kigurumi costumes as personal dress. Popular outfits include Pikachu, Winnie the Pooh, Hello Kitty, elephants, dinosaurs, dogs, cows, pigs, and pandas. Kigurumi at promotional events are known in English as “splash mascots.”