Secrets of Cosplay pulls back the curtain this rapidly popularizing art form and allows fans an exhaustive look into the culture of costumes and fashion based on anime, video games, and more. Four overarching sections detail a broad range of topics essential to the art of "costume play." "Introduction to Cosplay" covers a guide to cosplay conventions, interviews with "cosers," and an introduction to the different categories of cosplay. "Key Steps in Cosplay" takes readers through the hands-on aspects of the art. The final quarter of the book is a gallery devoted to projects crafted by an international selection of cosplay masters. Each section is illustrated with in-depth diagrams and high quality photography.