I think it's very interesting topic and I would believe many (especially in a big cosplay community) intertwine their cosplay with daily wardrobe.
Although I'm not quite sure if it's right to say that there TWO different types of wearing cosplay chic in daily life. I see many anime fans in the mall or school who wear anime hats, goggles, and merchandise around their hips and neck. This is a generalization and a stereotype, but people call them fanatics, geeks (aren't we all), or otakus.
However what you're saying is actually incorporating intricate character designs from anime and videogame and embedding them into daily wear which in combination makes a unique new fashion style. I see a big difference between what I wrote previously and this new combination of fashion. Maybe that's just me.