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This past weekend marked the 10th anniversary of the World Cosplay Summit in Nagoya, so The Japan Times took to the streets to pick cosplayers’ brains about why they choose to devote hours upon hours of their lives to designing, making and — finally — acting out their fantasies in elaborate costumes.

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