The first cosplay show appeared in 1955 and so-called cosplay was just a game for children to dress up like characters of popular animations in Japan at that time. Several cartoons owned a great popularity among children and roles of them were often played. Although cosplay was a game just for children, their garments for cosplay were quite dainty which required enough money. At that time there was no clothing shop which offered this clothing specially in Japan, so kids needed to get proper design and made clothing in department stores. It is said that the famous game producer Hiroi Oji invited geishas who lived nearby to draw cosplay clothing design for him when he was a boy. The situation continued for twenty years, till the early 1980s. The period is very important to cosplay in Japan as the current ideas of cosplay were shaped during that time.
Though cosplay developed a lot in Japan and attracted more and more people, no formal cosplay performance has appeared. Cosplay fans could only take photos and published them with their own money. As the popularity of cartoons and video games, more and more young people liked these photos and