We all remember the joy of dressing up on Halloween– although maybe some of us had better costumes than others. If your getup made you the belle of the local trick-or-treating circuit, there’s good news: cosplay can bring that feeling back. For those not familiar with the hobby, cosplay (a delightfully intuitive contraction of costume’ and play’) is the practice of creating and wearing a costume with the goal of personifying a character from a book, comic, movie, video game or television show. Cosplay takes role-playing to a more refined level, and the costumes used are limitlessly creative and elaborate. Some of the most impressive and convincing cosplay outfits cannot be bought at a store.