Guests of the festival WEGAME will see the best cosplayers from all over Ukraine!
FROM 12 TO 17 YEARS OLD:
1st place – Alina as Newt Scamander from the “Fantastic beasts and where to find them” movie
2nd place –Ivi Heil and Linel as Undyne and Alphys from the “Undertale”game
3rd place – PolynaSmetanka and VictoriyaVelykoivanenko as Rem and Ram from the“Starting Life in Another World”anime
COMICS AND FICTION:
1st place – Irina Kukhar as Holtzmann from the “Ghost Busters”comics
2nd place – EvgeniySirosh, Irina Sirosh, Roman Unichenko as Troll Gonza, Goblin Shaman and warrior from“Warhammer fantasy battles”
3rd place – TOTOCO as JotaroKujo from “Jojo's bizarre adventures - part 6, stone ocean”
MOVIES, CARTOONS AND SERIES:
1st place – Ilona aka FurukoYoiko as Blair from the “Soul Eater” anime and manga
2nd place – Tanya Tatiya as Harley Quinn
3rd place – Tatiana Hyzhnyak aka PreyamcFly as Bill Cipher from the “Gravity Falls” cartoon series
1st place – Oksana Sherstuk aka Moon-ka as Pharah from the “Overwatch”game
2nd place – Glass Skin as Junkrat from the “Overwatch”game
3rd place – Olga Goncharuk as Red from the “Transistor”game
- Marianna de Mort – cosplayer, stage director, and TV presenter, as well as cosplay designer, that creates unique and vivid suits from materials at hand.
- Ren ‘Juicy Juice’ Gazar - head of CosWave team that participated in many festivals and won many prizes over the long period of its existence. Cheerful cosplayer with 7 years of experience. Game designer and fan of movies, comics, and games.
- Alexander TERANIT Mayuri - popular game bloger, cosplayer. His YouTube channel TeranitGame has more than 1.3 million subscribers and more than 15 million views per month.
PRIZE FUND: 15 000 UAH
Cosplay is an unusual hobby, which is now rapidly gaining momentum. Cosplay means not only creating cosplay costumes and dressing up like famous books, movies or video games characters, but also a complete transformation into the chosen character. Best cosplays require great acting skills. For example, a person who creates Naruto cosplay will behave like a ninja. However, to say that anime cosplay is the only way for projecting yourself into a character is wrong.
Along with characters from Japanese animated movies, popular are Dota 2, “The Witcher”, World of Warcraft cosplays and other well-known virtual universes. Cosplay costumes are unprecedentedly complex sometimes: people manage to transform themselves into alien monsters, robots or demons; especially complex they are in Dota 2 cosplay. Best cosplays receive valuable prizes and stick to people’s memory. A few years ago, Bioshock Infinite developers became interested in cosplay so much that invited Anna Moleva to become the official representation of one of the game characters.
It is not surprising that best cosplays have quickly attracted attention of users and dealers from all round the world. Today there are about five dozens of large-scale festivals in the world, in which cosplay is a must. For example, such festival in the US is Anime Expo with all kinds of anime cosplay, including Naruto cosplay, Berserk cosplay, Hellsing cosplays and other popular cartoons cosplay. To show their cosplay, many people create their costumes with the help of professional designers, spending a lot of money. Being the cosplay pioneer, Japan has dozens of festivals; the most popular one is the Comiket. It would be wrong to say that anime cosplay dominates there – people in Asia adore all sorts of MMOs. Therefore, among Alucards and Guts you may often see Dota 2 cosplay, costumes themed on LoL and StarCraft, and Naruto cosplay here often appears together with Batman and Iron Man cosplay.
Until recently in the CIS countries small regional festivals has ruled the day. Within such festivals cosplay was only a little chary on the top. Anime cosplay in general is not very popular in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, so that the best cosplay could be seen on the Internet only. However, the festival of interactive entertainment WEGAME is going to dispel the stereotype that cosplay costumes can be created in the Western or Eastern countries only.
The festival in Kiev will bring together best cosplays from all over the country and near-abroad countries. The aim of event organizers is to create cosplay culture in Ukraine and lay the foundations of large-scale thematic festival, which will bring together cosplayers from all over the country regularly.
WEGAME invites everyone who likes cosplay and all those who create cosplay costumes themselves or just want to look at the others! It does not matter which characters you represent as long as you do it well. Naruto cosplay, orcs of Azeroth, the Marvel and DC comics characters, Dota 2 cosplay, Lovecraft monsters, zergs and anime cosplay - everyone who is able to transform into other characters will be pleased at the festival. You do not know how to sew cosplay costumes and become someone else? In such a case come to the event and see best cosplays from all over the CIS countries! WEGAME is the main event of playing Ukraine!