Cosplay is a kind of performance art in which participants wear costumes representing mainly characters from manga, anime, video games, films and comic books. They take part in conventions where contests for best self-made costumes take place. I would like to present a few portraits of cosplayers what is just a part of my project. These portraits were taken during one of the contests, in the backstage, where cosplayers were preparing, resting and posing for photographers.