Is "doing a Batman cosplay" idiomatic? Googling it seems to return a few results, but I am not sure if it's idiomatic, because cosplay is a relatively new word and it doesn't really sound natural. Is there a better and more idiomatic way of saying it?

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    I think you could improve this question by providing a longer example sentence showing how you might use the phrase. (For example, "This weekend, I'll be doing a Batman cosplay," or "I don't mind going to Comicons, but I don't like doing a Batman cosplay.") Maybe the phrase sounds good in some contexts but odd in others.
    – J.R.
    Commented Jun 15, 2019 at 19:16

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When no other verb seems to fit (or we can't think of the right word) English speakers often fall back on "do".

He does a good impersonation of that famous actor.

They do a nice barbecue at that restaurant.

I heard my favorite singer is going to do a performance at my university.

In that context, it's not wrong to say "do a cosplay":

For ComicCon this year, I'm going to do a Batman cosplay.

However, be aware that "cosplay" is itself a verb:

For ComicCon this year, I'm going to cosplay as Batman.

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