CCC 2023 featured two remarkable cosplay contests, each with its unique charm and exciting prizes. Cosplayers from various backgrounds, nationalities, and skill levels took to the stage, bringing their favorite characters to life.
The Judges: Special guests Taryn, Horo Von Kaida, and Pretzl Cosplay, who are distinguished figures in the cosplay world, brought their expertise to the contests, ensuring fair and skilled evaluations.
Mediterranean Cosplay Championship
Saturday was a day of pure excitement as CCC hosted the prestigious Mediterranean Cosplay Championship (MCC). This solo cosplay contest was tailored for seasoned crafters who displayed their unwavering passion for the art of cosplay. The MCC emphasized the art of craftsmanship, demanding the highest levels of skill, precision, and creativity in costume making. One of the highlights of MCC was the stage performances, complete with music and lighting, creating a spectacular show.
From Mortal Kombat 11
Insoriel’s attention to detail, precision, and creativity shone through in this meticulously crafted costume. She has not only won an all expenses paid trip for 2 to Japan’s World Cosplay Summit 2024 but also has earned the coveted opportunity to represent Cyprus at the Europa Cosplay Cup 2023 at Toulouse Game Show. What a dream come true!
Insoriel’s exceptional portrayal of Jade from Mortal Kombat 11 is a labor of love that involved a meticulous selection of materials and crafting techniques. The costume features a wide array of materials, including EVA foam, worbla, worbla’s crystal art, 3D prints, PVC pipes, polycarbonate tubes, fabrics, and faux leather. The choice of each material was based on its specific properties, such as weight, texture, flexibility, and translucency, all carefully considered for different parts of the costume. Insoriel’s crafting techniques encompassed everything from patterning and foam work to sewing, priming for smooth textures, wig styling, 3D modeling, airbrushing, and weathering. These skills were developed through extensive trial and error, supplemented by valuable insights from e-books, tutorials, and collaboration with fellow cosplayers. Insoriel dedicated an impressive 330 hours to perfecting this costume, ensuring each detail was just right.
Insoriel’s stage performance was filled with fierce fighting poses, exciting action moves and even a playful Mortal Kombat fatality which she had practiced meticulously with a fellow cosplayer who is adept in martial arts. The attention to mobility and flexibility was clearly displayed during her performance, allowing her to resemble the agile character.
As St. Katherine
From Warhammer 40000
As Tohka Yatogami
From Date A Live
As Bo-Katan Kryze
From Star Wars (Mandalorian)
CCC Cosplay Masquerade
Sunday brought forth the CCC Masquerade, which celebrated a more laid-back and inclusive approach to cosplay. The contest invited everyone, from newcomers to seasoned enthusiasts, and allowed solo cosplayers and groups of 2-3 to express their creativity and passion. The focus was on fun, camaraderie, and pure enjoyment of the art.
As Wei Wuxian
From Grand Master of Demonic Cultivation
As Din Djarin (The Mandalorian season 3)
From Star Wars
As 15th Anniversary Strawberry X Miku
As Red Sonja
From Red Sonja
Everyone else who participated, <3 to all!
Mediterranean Cosplay Championship
|Eleftheria||Amazon Varia||Xena Warrior Princess S6|
|Nikolas T.||Inosuke||Demon Slayer|
|Antria||Barbie Millicent Roberts||Barbie Fashion Fairytale|
|Sensofi||Akali||League of Legends|
|Harleen||Riven (Base Skin)||League of Legends|
|Nicos A.||KAEL THAS SUNSTRIDER||World of Warcraft Shadowlands expansion|
|Haralambos||Trafalgar D. Water Law (Punk Hazard Outfit)||One Piece|
|Lethargic Sakura||Jinx||Arcane League of Legends|
|Constantin||Batman||Injustice (DC Universe)|
|Valeriia||Power and Denji||Chainsaw man|
|Kateryna||Cheetah Injustice 2||DC Universe|
|Nyree & Melina||Princess Leas||Star Wars|
|Catalth cos||Prompto Argentum||Final Fantasy XV|
|Desh||Kenji Miyazawa||Bungo Stray Dogs|
|Stavroula||Asuna||Sword Art Online|
|Clay||Sun||Five Nights at Freddy’s|
|Cool Guy||Deku||My Hero Academia|
|Mystery Duo||Adam and Barbara||Beetlejuice|
|Andreas||Crocodile (Marineford)||One Piece|
|XtianHawk Cosplay||Cal Kestis||Star Wars|