"The Cosplay, short for 'costume play' is a type of performance art in which participants don costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea. Favorite sources include manga, anime, comic books, graphic novels, video games and movies." (Wikipedia)
Every year, hundreds of cosplayers parade through the streets of Lucca (Tuscany, Italy) during the italian most important comics convention, the 'Lucca Comics and games', wearing some of the most beautiful creations of the kind you can find in Europe.
This book is a 120-page resumé of the 2010 edition of the convention. Stunning costumes and dreadly looks are caught in one of the most beautiful and inspiring stages of Italy, the ancient town of Lucca, featuring its XVII Century palaces, renaissance city walls, bothanical gardens and many many more.