That is how the winner of the gamescom „Cosplay Of The Year“ award 2014 spent the trip to Japan he won.
Inspiring innovations, exciting events and visionary, imaginative games sphere – gamescom 2014 will stay on its visitors’ memory for a long time. One of them has particularly fond memories of the world’s biggest trade show for gaming: cos player Luka. The 28 year old wowed fans and jury alike and thus managed to secure the second place at this year’s gamescom cosplay award.
With a flowing blond mane, proud antlers and clattering hoofs she walks through the forest. Feathers decorate her hair and fine leaves tangle the bright costume fur. As the camera begins to flash, Luka is completely in her element. The 28-year-old girl loves fantasy and is an active member of the cosplay scene since September 2010.
Luka, whose real name is Doreen, regularly simulates different roles: ‘Usually I’m cosplaying unnatural characters because I like to appear totally different. Moreover I love to portray the figures with my own body.’ Besides elves and mystic creatures, cats and other animals also count to her preferences. ‘It’s amazing that the human body is so changeable just with a few tricks like hoofshoes, antlers and the right make-up”, she says and refers to her Dark Faun costume that she’s going to present at this year’s gamescom cosplay competition.
Day 2 for the exhibitors – day 1 for the community! For all those who couldn’t get hold of admission pass for trade visitors, gamescom 2014 starts today!
The long anticipated spectacle has finally opened its doors – and that is why we want to call your attention to exciting events and locations in the next couple of days which you shouldn’t miss by any means: at the gamescom event level in hall 10.2, for example, a varied program invites you to look on and join in. Among others things, you will find a giant human table soccer game, micro golf or interactive laser games. Another highlight can be found in the outdoor area behind hall 8. Test your Headis talent, surf on the gamescom wave or chillax in the sun with good music. In addition, freestyle motocross professionals will show you what they got.
At the gamescom campus, the Jugendforum NRW (Youth Forum North-Rhine Westphalia) awaits you with an interesting program on the subject of “Learning through play in a virtual world”, demonstrating that gaming isn’t only fun, but can also offer a job perspective.
10 .a.m. sees the start of the “Let’s play” program in hall 10.1. Maxi und Nino from “High5” as the opening act will be followed by YouTube-Stars Pietsmiet, GameStar, Wikia, Musterbrand, Prinny Dood & Dhalucard and MafuyuX + Tobinator LP. You will also be able to benefit from the unique opportunity to meet the artists. At 1.30 p.m., though, the program will be interrupted for another episode of gamescom TV. Next on stage is the Telekom Challenge at 3 p.m.: At the “Telekom Mario Kart 8 Cup“, 16 of the most popular German YouTubers will compete against one another, in teams of two and with the support of one fan.
And already today you can also look forward to fascinating Meet & Greets in hall 08.1, booth C020. At 3 p.m., all Nintendo fans and core players can get together with the editorial staff of the magazine N-Zone. And an hour later, at 4 p.m., the editors of the gaming magazine play4 are looking forward to welcoming you.
The wait is over: In less than 24 hours, gamescom 2014 will finally open its doors. In order for you to be able to enjoy this event highlight – the world’s largest trade fair for interactive games – to the max, we have compiled the most frequently asked questions for you.
Weapons and costumes: ‘Are there regulations on weapons for cosplay costumes?’
„Ready to play – discover new worlds“ – the motto of this year’s gamescom applies also and especially to the extensive event program, that makes it the largest trade fair and event for fans of interactive games: be it the spectacular novelties in the event level, the gamescom campus in hall 10.2, the beach feeling in the outdoor area, fascinating worlds in cosplay village or live music at the gamescom festival. Here you will find a brief overview of the most important events:
Action for everyone in hall 10.2: the event level
It is the hotspot for events and perfect place to go for families in hall 10.2. Funsport, action and chill-out: At the PlayStaton 4 COS Cup skateboarders meet for the third stop of the official German skateboarding championship and show high-class performances in the category Street.