Well, you don't think Halloween and Cosplay are the same, or do you? They are not the same, though. Both have their differences. Like, Halloween has the whole Samhain history going on its back while Cosplay is just like a convention where people play as their favorite characters.
It all started with Spirit Halloween Costumes when people disguised themselves as ghosts and spirits to camouflage themselves from the ghosts, whom they thought were there to visit them. They used to perform the rituals around the bonfires.
The traditions have changed with the years and people, now the beliefs of deadly creatures roaming on earth at night have vanished. The practice of circling the bonfire ie, originated from the great Celtic festival — goes from October 31 to November 1 to mark the winter's arrival.
The festival has strong religious beliefs, especially of Christian roots. Halloween Costumes also have varied, now it more of a costume play. On the other hand, Cosplay doesn't have any fancy history on its back; it is just the costume play.
Cosplay is all about getting dressed up as your favorite character and represent them with copying their accessories and everything about them. The biggest money-generating conventions happen on cosplays, and people around the world participate in them.
Though many countries support and organize these conventions and ComicCon, Japan's convention is solely the master and biggest one of all. The first thing to learn about these conventions is there set rules.
So, Halloween and cosplays are much different and alike at the same time. Hence, they both have the other purpose, targeted audience, and subject matter. There costumes preferences are also different as Halloween Costumes are way more different than cosplay costumes.
The cosplayers get involve in deep levels; they can go to any extent to make the exact copy. They work so hard and start preparing for the events from a long time ago. At the same time, Halloween is all about keeping the things light and at the pace.
Halloween costumes are just severe at the level of recognition, like people work at such a level where they can get identified as the persona they are copying. While at cosplay conventions, you might find the exact copy of any character you want, be it Captain America Winter Soldier dress or Avengers: Infinity War costume.
Hence, the little detailing and hard work are appreciated and praised more at cosplays other than Halloween. Such as Goku Bomber Jacket would charm up your Halloween as a single piece, but you have to work a little hard on that for Cosplay.
The keikogi would be a better option than the jacket for Cosplay, but just in case if you are going for this jacket, than you should make it look like a stellar layer with enthralling the little aspects of Goku's persona. Cosplay is a discerning community.
You'll get disappeared in the dazzling and manifestly magnificent crowd. The same goes for Akira Leather Jacket; as a Halloween costume, this jacket dons the vibrant and lively characteristics of that person, but as a cosplay costume, it might be little out of the box.
The biggest similarity between Cosplay and Halloween as they both are costumes parties. They both have their rules about the type of costumes, but it is also the truth that Cosplay somehow has a little similarity with the traditional Christian festival — Halloween.
Both events' love and craziness depend upon people's preferences, as free-spirited and easy-going dress up ideas. It is not like they don't work hard; they put their insanely hard efforts in putting together their Costumes By Halloween.
The thing which separates them from cosplayers is that they don't like to be bound by rules. They love to live without any limitations and restrictions, and Halloween offers them that freedom. At the same time, Cosplay is a convention held with the help of organizers.
As people worldwide participate in the con, they have to assign some rules and set some limitations to make it a safe place for every person. Avoiding fights and stopping harassments are their primary concern, and reassuring everyone is in the accurate costume is next on the list. Be sure to have fun in both events, as neither keikogi nor Goku Bomber Jacket is as important as the memories you gather around.