April 2022’s Cosplay guests

Ainlina Cosplay

Very talented French 3D prop maker and all-round cosplayer. She’ll be visiting along with the equally talented and professional cosplay photographer Valentin.

Ayuru Cosplay

This Spanish cosplay expert was a winner of Clara Cow’s Cosplay Cup 2018, and has been ambassador for brands such as Riot Games, Blizzard, Bernina, and Bandai.

Gehe

Spanish cosplayer. Second prize on the JapanTouch Cosplay Competition in 2019 and runner-up for ICL Spanish Solo. Frequent jury member for international contests.

All cosplay guests will be sharing their secrets on the Cosplay Stage. 

  • Cosplay & Social Media with Ayuru (Saturday, 11h – 11:45h)
  • Tips for a perfect photoshoot with Ainlina & Valentin (Saturday: 12h – 12:45h)
  • Customising wigs with Gehe (Saturday: 16:30h – 17:30h)
  • Make-up in cosplay with Gehe (Sunday: 10:45h – 11:30h)
  • 3D Printing for everyone with Ainlina (Sunday: 11:30h – 12:15h)

Cosplay shows

SATURDAY: ECG - EUROPEAN COSPLAY GATHERING

Who will be the Belgian representatives for the 2022 edition of ECG, the European Cosplay Gathering? Find out live, on the Cosplay Stage, on Saturday, April 2nd, 2022.

SATURDAY: COSTUME CONTEST

A new format, where the focus lies on impressive costumes and the people who made them. Less show, more craftsmanship.

SUNDAY: TRADITIONAL COSPLAY COMPETITION

The focus here is split on costume and act. Everyone with a theatrical bone in their body can indulge themselves on this day.

Cosplay Parades (Hall 1)

A few times each day, cosplayers of the same fandom gather in Hall 1 and march together on the mini-catwalk. It’s perfect for photo opportunities and everyone will get to see you at your best. No prizes, just fun!

Want to join? All you need to do is show up at the right time in front of the Cosplay Hall, at the catwalk. You can’t miss it.

 

Cosplay fanclubs

THE FAN VILLAGE,
WHERE FICTION COMES TO LIFE!

In the FACTS Fan Village, loads of different fan clubs get together to share their passions with you, often in the form of cosplay and awesome picture moments in nostalgic sets and with amazingly detailed props.

Mandalorians, Jedi, Sith, DC Comics characters, Disney princesses, Star Trek, Harry Potter students, you can see it all here.

Cosplay tips

Header Cosplay Tutorials By the FACTS Cosplay Community Part 1

Easy Cosplay DIY: Tutorials for Painting and constructing cosplay props

Looking to improve your cosplay skills? Then check out these tutorials of respected and experienced Belgian cosplayers! From realistic paint jobs and the illusion of metal to making huge light cosplay props, you can find invaluable cosplay tips and tricks here. MistVein Cosplay: big props & little tricks In the following clips, the experienced Belgian

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Cosplay is not consent

A comic con can be exciting and overwhelming if you’ve never been to one before, or don’t visit frequently. The costumes, the atmosphere, the activities,… It’s a godsend for a fan of movies, series, games & comics and it’s ideal for an unforgettable day with a camera.

However, it is important to not to go overboard. Every person in cosplay is exactly just that: a person with their own feelings, wishes and boundaries, who just happens to wear a costume.

So it is very important to lay down some ground rules for interactions with cosplayers and other FACTS fans in the form of the #CosplayIsNotConsent concept, so that everyone can have a great, care-free time together. We’ve broken it down into an easy to remember set of guidelines.

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