Some truly breathtaking costumes walked the CCC 2019 cosplay competition stage! Like in 2017, CCC held two competitions, one on each day:
The CCC EuroCosplay Qualifier 2019 offered the sum of €1,750 in money prizes and selected a representative for Cyprus in London’s MCM Expo EuroCosplay Final with all their flights, accommodation and travel expenses covered! The more casual CCC Masquerade 2019 offered the sum of €850 in money prizes!
This year we had a disappointing drop in the quantity of cosplay participants, but a more than welcomed increase in quality! A total of 36 contestants participated with 61% of them being fully hand-made versus a 41% of partly hand-made costumes. The Saturday EuroCosplay contest consisted of a fully fledged show where all contestants had the chance to perform their own entertaining cosplay skits while the Sunday Masquerade had the audience enjoy an on-stage judging session and an energetic Cosplay Parade!
Without further ado, here are the winners:
CCC EuroCosplay Qualifier
Alcaria Cosplay (Gloria Roussou)
As Kassandra (Mercenary Set)
From Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Gloria will be representing Cyprus at the EuroCosplay Championship Final in London MCM Expo on the 26th of October 2019. It has taken her a total of 500 hours of work to handcraft the costume. Here’s the process in her own words:
I made the breastplate out of craft foam and Worbla and I covered most of it with faux leather. I “carved” and removed parts of the leather with a craft knife and carefully painted the exposed part gold. The metallic details were made out of Worbla and Thibra. Both shin guards and the left bracer were also craft foam covered in Worbla which I later painted black and used gold Rub-n-Buff to make them look like worn, archaic metal. The right bracer was a plain sheet of craft foam, sanded and distressed with a rotary tool. Again the metallic designs (eagle and snakes) were sculpted Thibra. The golden chevrons on top are 3mm craft foam. All the belts that interconnect and the skirt/belt are faux leather (thick, non-elastic) glued on 2mm craft foam strips. I sanded and distressed them. I bought a pair of sandals and added straps and small strips of fabric, covered the ankles, and painted them. The tunic was a white linen fabric, sewn into a top and a skirt. I tore some pieces and connected them around a waist band, to make the skirt look flowy, distressed, and uneven. I dyed the fabric a light, watered down, grey-ish colour and added the red linen fabric on it. For the lace decoration on the shoulder fabric I got 2 types of braided trim (a rope-like trim and a zig-zag) which I connected to create a different type of trim. The pin that holds the fabric was made out of Thibra, glued on a safety pin. Both weapons (Spear and Sword) were made out of carved foam, reinforced with 2mm diameter wooden sticks, and then covered with Worbla. The spear has very strong magnets hidden inside the Worbla so that it connects to the magnets hidden in the quiver.
Manic Crafts (Nyree Hapetian)
As Dragonborn (Glass Armour)
From The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Tajfu Cosplay (Anastasia Glushkova)
From Sakizou Illustrations (Mystic Animism Artbook)
Insoriel Cosplay (Eva Demetrou)
As Human Warrior T10 Wielding Calamity’s Edge
From World of Warcraft
Molza (Tatiana Anisimova)
As Rose DeWitt-Bukater (Jump Dress)
CCC Cosplay Masquerade
Mira (Anastasia Grusha)