Cosplay (short for costume play) is a type of craft originated in Japan and started in the United States during the 1980s. Since then, the craft has grown with entire companies dedicated to the craft and many people cosplaying professionally. Rae has been cosplaying recreationally since 2008 and uses the hobby to showcase their love for shows, games and comics. They have also competed in skits and held panels for skit creation and other cosplay skills at local conventions.