Comic Con Cape Town: Immerse yourself in the art of cosplay

Comic Con cosplay characters show off their costumes.

Comic Con cosplay characters show off their costumes.

Published Mar 1, 2024

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Cape Town - Creatives in Cape Town are gearing up to show off their costumes at the annual Comic Con Cape Town, an event that celebrates pop culture and gaming with a world-class dress-up experience at the heart of it all.

Embracing the vibrant and diverse community of cosplay that mirrors the culture of the City, the event promised an inclusive and engaging atmosphere for fans at all levels of cosplay enthusiasm.

Whether a fan of Batman, Superman, Wonderman, Catwoman or simply want to channel your own inner superhero, the event is an opportunity to flaunt one’s wild side.

Comic Con has invited attendees to immerse themselves in the art of cosplay, whether they were seasoned veterans or first-time participants.

While cosplay at the event wasn’t mandatory, it was strongly encouraged, offering attendees the chance to embody their inner superhero, anime character, or gaming icon.

In an exciting addition to the main event, patrons will also be able to take part in the daily Casual Cosplay Competitions.

These offer participants an opportunity to strut their stuff across the Comic Con Cape Town main stage for spot prizes.

There is no pre-event registration required for the casual competition.

There will also be a dedicated slot for child cosplay, which allows fans under 16 to join in on the fun.

Nicol Chaplin, event manager, said: “We are thrilled to offer our attendees a world-class cosplay experience at Comic Con Cape Town. Cosplay is not just about dressing up, it's about creativity, passion, and bringing beloved characters to life.

“Whether you're a seasoned cosplayer or a casual fan, we invite everyone to join us in celebrating this incredible art form.”

Participants need to pre-register for the chance of scooping the prestigious title and prizes with the grand prize of representing South Africa on the global stage in Japan where they will compete alongside cosplayers from over 30 countries.

The showcase for the World Cosplay Summit South African Preliminary Competition will take place on the Comic Con Cape Town main stage on April 28.

The finals for the Comic Con Cape Town Cosplay Competition will be held on May 1 on the Comic Con Cape Town main stage.

Comic Con Cape Town takes place at the CTICC 2, from April 27 to May 1, and tickets are available from R190 through Howler.

Cape Argus

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