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Cosplay enthusiast Katie Beckett, age 15, dressed as Super Sailor Moon poses as she attends the North East Manga and Anime Convention (NemaCon) at Middlesborough Town Hall on June 18, 2011 in Middlesbrough, England. Hundreds of Manga, Anime and Cosplay enthusiasts gathered for NemaCon 2011. Cosplay is short for Costume Play where players dress and perform roles from Japanese culture, Anime and Manga art characters . Many subcultures have also evolved inspired by video games, American cartoons and comics. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)










Cosplay enthusiast Aisha Masood, 19, poses dressed as an Angelic Pretty Lolita, as she attends the North East Manga and Anime Convention (NemaCon) at Middlesborough Town Hall on June 18, 2011 in Middlesbrough, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)






Cosplay enthusiast Lewis Kendall, 16, poses dressed as an anime character during the North East Manga and Anime Convention (NemaCon) at Middlesborough Town Hall on June 18, 2011 in Middlesbrough, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)










Cosplay enthusiasts Alex Lawson, 20, attends the North East Manga and Anime Convention (NemaCon) dressed as Hunni Sempai at Middlesborough Town Hall on June 18, 2011 in Middlesbrough, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)






Cosplay enthusiast Beth Austin, dressed as Narutor attends the North East Manga and Anime Convention (NemaCon) at Middlesborough Town Hall on June 18, 2011 in Middlesbrough, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)






Cosplay enthusiasts dressed as Lolitas prepare to go on the catwalk at the North East Manga and Anime Convention (NemaCon) at Middlesborough Town Hall on June 18, 2011 in Middlesbrough, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)






Cosplay enthusiast Ashley Cochran, 18, attends the North East Manga and Anime Convention (NemaCon) dressed as Marvel Comics charater Dead Pool at Middlesborough Town Hall on June 18, 2011 in Middlesbrough, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)






Lauren Sheperia, 16, poses dressed as an anime character during the North East Manga and Anime Convention (NemaCon) at Middlesborough Town Hall on June 18, 2011 in Middlesbrough, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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