Larper and Video Blogger Andrii Biriulin Will Become a Judge of WEGAME 6.0. Cosplay Show24 March 2021
Participants of an exciting cosplay show at WEGAME 6.0. festival will be evaluated by a larper, video blogger and teacher of acting Andrii Biriulin. Just imagine how much he knows about the real transformation into a character!
Andrii is a fan of films, anime and video games. He photographs, runs YouTube channels about LARP, is the founder of the interior photography studio GROT and co-owner of Castle Wardrobe costume studio.
What will the judge pay attention to when evaluating the participants at a cosplay show and how can he be persuaded? Read this classified information in our extensive profile on the expert!
- Name / nickname: Andrii Biriulin aka WISE
- Super powers: super honesty and super brains.
- Weakness: energy drinks.
- Favorite character: Spiderman.
- Opinion about LARP and cosplay.
Despite the fact that many consider LARP and cosplay to be different hobbies, Andrey claims that they have a lot in common. In addition to dressing up as a certain hero, you need to play the character, convey his nature and behavior.
The main difference, according to the judge, is that the purpose of cosplay is to convey the image. It doesn't matter if you go to the festival with the audience or change clothes at home and post a photo of the cosplay on social networks.
LARP, on the other hand, pursues the goal of "living" in the image of someone else, it has game elements, and role players/larpers interact with each other. There is a higher level of immersion in the process, and its own details of creating a costume with more durable materials. In LARP, things should not only be visually similar to the original, but also be useful.
For example, if a cosplayer can cut something out of polystyrene and paint it, the larper, when he needs a leather belt bag for a costume, makes it from real leather.
- Experience of teaching acting at Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University.
He admits that he has always had a passion for teaching. Therefore, as soon as there was an opportunity to return to his alma mater, he immediately did it.
He sees the goal in the very pleasure of teaching. And also in writing scientific papers related to popular culture.
- Experience in cosplay.
If we talk about the traditional understanding of cosplay, he immediately recalls the reincarnation of heroes from The Witcher and Skyrim. Nevertheless, he notices that the theme of transformation into another character, both externally and internally, is very close to him as an actor and role-player (larper).
- What he will look at when judging at the festival.
He will be expecting a wow effect! He advises cosplayers to make the most of their strengths, but also not to forget about other aspects of the performance.
As a costume designer, he will be able to assess the quality of the outfit, cut and fabric, and as a teacher of acting at a national university, he will note the believability of the transformation into a character. As a cosplay fan and geek, he will appreciate how accurately the participants adhere to the canon, and as a blogger, he will tell you whether the craft is successful.
- Expectations from WEGAME 6.0. festival.
He wants everything to be like the good old days, but he misses the festivals so much that he is even ready to wear a mask at the event.
Have you always felt like trying to be an actor? Are you a fan of video games or cinematic universe heroes? Or maybe you also tried to create costumes? Then you should definitely join us!
Register to participate in an enchanting cosplay show and enjoy the fun, meet new friends, get audience recognition, as well as the opportunity to compete for victory!