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Cosplay is an art in which ordinary people transform themselves into their favourite characters and heroes. The word comes from the combination of the English “Costume” and “Play”, which describe the two most important elements of cosplay – the making of a costume and the representation of the behaviour and character of the chosen character.
Cosplay is the most vibrant, colorful and popular part of Aniventure Comic Con.
Follow this link if you want to get involved!
Aniventure Comic Con 2023 will give out awards for the following cosplay categories that apply to both days of the festival:
- Greatest Resemblance to Original – Award for overall resemblance to original character. This category takes into account the costume, the appearance of the participant and their stage behaviour. Prizes – 1000 BGN for gaming day and 1000 BGN for anime/movie day
- Best Costume – Awarded to the costume that bears the greatest resemblance to the original. The look of the participant is not taken into account here, only the complexity and execution of the costume. Prizes – 700 BGN for gaming day and 700 BGN for anime/film day
- Best of show – the category in which the most charismatic participant who has become a crowd/jury favourite is awarded, regardless of the quality and complexity of the costume. Prizes – 300 BGN for gaming day and 300 BGN for anime/film day
- Best Armor – Award for the best crafted armor. Judging is based on complexity, detail, ingenuity, efficiency and scale of craftsmanship. Prizes – themed cosplay making materials provided by the specialty store https://cosplayshop.be
- Best Props – a prize for the best weapons, accessories or costume sets. Judging is based on the intricacy, detail, ingenuity, effectiveness and scale of the workmanship. Only props handmade by the entrant are eligible to compete. Prizes – cosplay themed materials provided by the specialty store https://cosplayshop.be
- Best Makeup – award for the most elaborate and spectacular makeup. The category also includes the making of special prosthetics used to change the shape of the face or body. Prizes – cosplay themed materials provided by the specialist shop https://cosplayshop.be
- International qualification for Cosplay Champions ( more information here )
Korean pop music, known as K-pop, has managed to transcend its homeland and become a global phenomenon in just a few years. Fans of this music show that they are more than just consumers by forming their own dance groups.
Aniventure Comic Con gives a stage to some of the best Bulgarian K-Pop groups whose show is one of the most awaited events in the country.
Arts & Crafts
One of the most sought-after areas within the event is the workshop area. This is where you can make your own unique keepsake, under the watchful eye and advice of an instructor. A beautiful origami, a knitted kitten, a quirky pixelart or something else.
Attention! Due to popular demand, places are going fast, so come early. You don’t need to bring anything.
The Talents Alley in Hall 2 is the place where every artist can present their work and visitors can meet the artists in person and purchase their work. If you are an artist and wish to participate, here’s what you need to know: authors should only submit original works that are in some way related to anime, manga, or Asia in general.
Follow this link for more information and a registration form!
One of your favorite areas will find a place for the third year in a row in Hall 2 at Aniventure Comic Con. A designated and decorated Japanese area where you will be able to enjoy various contemporary and traditional Japanese arts.
Ikebana, yukata, maide coffee and much more! You’ll feel like you’ve landed in Akihabara or Kyoto for a weekend.