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09 August 2018

Madrid Games Week confirms the presence of international cosplay stars in Manga-O-Rama!

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The international cosplayers Ori and Stryker will be taking part in the activities at this great video game fair at Feria de Madrid

The international cosplayers Ori and Stryker will be taking part in the activities at this great video game fair at Feria de Madrid

Cosplay fans have a golden opportunity at MADRID GAMES WEEK. To date, several national stars have been confirmed, including AuxiRapture, Bel, Jillstyler, Kiddo, Mina, Nami Cosplay, Necroquantum and Prnze, as well as Ori from Serbia, renowned for his Commander Smith cosplay and for being a tireless defender of his hobby in a region where being different is not looked upon kindly. Also appearing from abroad will be Stryker from Miami, recognised for his “thematic weeks” where he has been transformed into surprising incarnations of iconic characters from DisneyCartoon Network etc.

Cosplay is the practice of performing and interpreting an invented character or one from popular culture, mainly manga and video games. The most outstanding fans have achieved a level of detail and uncanniness with their characters that has made them into role models for the fan followings of the series they are based on and for the cosplay scene in general. Their social media accounts have thousands of followers where visitors can learn about these live performances of their favourite characters.

Their cosplays for the Fair are still top secret. Those who know them will have seen performances of American comic book heroes such as Spiderman or characters from the Batman universe, characters from video games like League of Legends, and, of course, manga and anime characters like Naruto or Bleach.

MADRID GAMES WEEK visitors can meet the biggest stars of the moment and attend meetings and talks where they can learn their tricks in areas such as make-up, cosplay performance and accessories. Ori and Stryker will also be star judges for the “Manga-O-Rama!” cosplay contest.

Borivoje “Ori” Naumovski, who comes from Serbia, uses cosplay to promote tolerance and understanding throughout the world. His best-known cosplay is Commander Erwin Smith’s Attack on the Titans. He is also recognized for his performances of Thranduil, Dante, Sephiroth and Captain America.

He is defined as “Provocative, Adventurer, Unadulterated”, his “sexy poses” with cosplays of his favourite characters are part of his hallmark.

Jonathan “Stryker” will visit us from Miami, he has always been interested in anime and American comics. His favourite animes include OnePiece and Berserk.

He first became famous for his OnePiece performances, especially the popular character Trafalgar Law. His thematic weeks have put him on everyone’s radar, with his characters from Disney, Cartoon Network, Nintendo and Nickelodeon bringing him fame beyond the realm of cosplay fans. The versatility of becoming a believable character or reinterpreting his own version with great ingenuity has earned him social media fans from around the world in recent months.

MADRID GAMES WEEK, will be held from 18 to 21 October at Feria de Madrid, organised by IFEMA and AEVI.