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Is wearing a sports jersey considered a form of cosplay?

Phoenix Comic Fest made its way to the Valley this past weekend and it got us thinking about an interesting debate. If you wear a jersey of a player from your favorite sports team, is that considered cosplay?

Who better to ask that question to than the incredible cosplayers at the fest. Many fans of anime, comics and movies often dress up as their favorite characters to show their love and appreciation for the pop culture icons.

But is dressing up as Spider-man the same as wearing your Larry Fitzgerald jersey and showing your support for the Cardinals?

12 News’ Rachel Cole made the trek to the convention in downtown Phoenix to see what the experts thought.

Spoiler alert: The answers were a little mixed.

PHOTOS: Rachel Cole visits Phoenix Comic Fest

PHOTOS: Rachel Cole visits Phoenix Comic Fest

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Downtown Phoenix was filled this weekend for Comic Fest. But Rachel Cole asked if wearing your favorite player’s jersey was cosplay. (Photo: 12 News)

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Downtown Phoenix was filled this weekend for Comic Fest. But Rachel Cole asked if wearing your favorite player’s jersey was cosplay. (Photo: 12 News)

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Downtown Phoenix was filled this weekend for Comic Fest. But Rachel Cole asked if wearing your favorite player’s jersey was cosplay. (Photo: 12 News)

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Downtown Phoenix was filled this weekend for Comic Fest. But Rachel Cole asked if wearing your favorite player’s jersey was cosplay. (Photo: 12 News)

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Downtown Phoenix was filled this weekend for Comic Fest. But Rachel Cole asked if wearing your favorite player’s jersey was cosplay. (Photo: 12 News)

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Downtown Phoenix was filled this weekend for Comic Fest. But Rachel Cole asked if wearing your favorite player’s jersey was cosplay. (Photo: 12 News)

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Downtown Phoenix was filled this weekend for Comic Fest. But Rachel Cole asked if wearing your favorite player’s jersey was cosplay. (Photo: 12 News)

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Downtown Phoenix was filled this weekend for Comic Fest. But Rachel Cole asked if wearing your favorite player’s jersey was cosplay. (Photo: 12 News)

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Downtown Phoenix was filled this weekend for Comic Fest. But Rachel Cole asked if wearing your favorite player’s jersey was cosplay. (Photo: 12 News)

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Downtown Phoenix was filled this weekend for Comic Fest. But Rachel Cole asked if wearing your favorite player’s jersey was cosplay. (Photo: 12 News)

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