NEW CALIFORNIA REPUBLIC TROOPER CHARACTERS - Jana is in front, while friends fill in theback dressed in full attire for the event. Friends are, from left Joe Wood, Kalvin and Ian Laton.

Kalvin Thomas and LuAnn Thomas of Candor like dressing up. What they do has a name - cosplay. Kalvin stated that cosplay is like grownup Halloween, but you don’t just do it one time a year. A more refined definition would be dressing up, usually as a fictional character from a comic book, video game or television show. Personal creativity is a large part of cosplay, and that is the part of dressing up as characters that is endearing to the Thomases. 

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