Cosplay in Baku: from Trump to Mad Hatter
As the regulars put it, AzeCon Cosplay Festival has reached a new height this year. Once a matey party for a narrow circle of comics and anime fans, it has now become a large-scale costume event.
What is cosplay?
Cosplay, literally a costume play, where individuals dress up as a specific film, book or comic book character. In short, dressing up as anyone you wish and making such costumes. It’s a very popular hobby worldwide.
The best cosplayers achieve an ideal congruence of costumes and makeup with that of the original; the amateurs may order something cheaper and less sophisticated in online-stores or confine themselves just to a few details.
Generally speaking, cosplay is a social event, a pretext for finding pals with common interests, another way to give vent to one’s creativity and, at the same time, be noticed and appreciated.
What has changed since the last festival? First of all, a more swanky venue – the Holiday Inn hotel. Secondly, the participants have increased in number – no less than 500 people attended the event this year. Thirdly, almost everyone was wearing costumes, and there were even a few who came ‘just to see it’.
Anime ‘Nice to Meet You, God’. A Bloody King, notorious Yokai (spirit, demon), who has been living over 600 years.