Cosplay has become a beacon of hope for thousands of people around the world. To outsiders, cosplay is just an excuse for people to dress up in crazy costumes when, in actuality, cosplay is an expression of individuality and passion for cherished movie, video game, anime and comic characters brought to life and shared with the community. This lifestyle allows cosplayers to dive into a world of adventure and imagination. The last Saturday in August every year is designated as International Cosplay Day. In 2018, International Cosplay Day is Aug. 25.