Winners of Cosplay Contest at Anniversary WEGAME 5.026 April 2019
The most anticipated activity of any WEGAME festival is a spectacular cosplay show where the coolest masters of transformation present their costumes. Who impressed judges and the audience above all this year?
Cosplay judges at the fifth anniversary geek and game culture festival included well-known cosplay experts: Elena [Pugoffka] Kucheruk, Marianna de Mort, Serhii Sparda, Aster Shade, Oksana [Moon-ka] Sherstyuk, and Bellatrix Aiden. They had a tough time because all the candidates showed a high level of excellence.
“The level of participants was excellent! There was a lot to choose from. Thus, we had to think carefully, pull up our socks, and long negotiate with other judges,” one of the judges, cosplayer Serhii Sparda, commented on.
The competition with the 20,000 UAH prize pool was won by participants who astounded the audience not only by amazing costumes, but also by their unique presentation on the stage:
- The best performance: Hibari Rin – Link (Legend of Zelda: Breath of the wild);
- The best craft: Volodimir Zhuravlov – Raynor (StarCraft);
- The best character: Liza Elios – Demon Hunter;
- The award from organizers: Trickster – Vi (League of Legends).
This year’s contest expanded its format a bit: it offered an individual category, Original, where cosplayers displayed their characters rather than famous heroes.
“Our people are quite creative. They always invent unique costumes in order to render their vision of other protagonists or their own characters. It is a great virtue that provides a space for creativity using available materials,” a hostess and cosplayer Marianna de Mort stressed.
The festival organizer, Smile-Expo, expresses its gratitude to participants for incredible costumes and to judges for their skills.
Feel like a judge and select winners in the special nomination: The audience choice award! Vote for the best festival cosplayer on the WEGAME 5.0’s Facebook page. Everything depends just on you!