Cosplay, which gets its names from costume play is a performance art where performers or cosplayers wear costumes to represent characters generally from comic books, movies, tv, anime, and manga. The term cosplay applies to any costumed role-playing in venues apart from the stage. It is becoming bigger since 1990 with competitions, and it becoming a big part of fan conventions.
The dress that Miss H is wearing has been inspired by Cosplay and the use of the bright shiny fabric represent this.
If you are interested in getting dressed up and fancy following the cosplay theme but are in need of a pattern have a look at our simplicity pattern where there is a wide range of patterns that fit with the cosplay theme.