- Title: Moscow enchanted as fiction fans gather for Comic Con Russia
- Date: 5th October 2019
- Summary: MOSCOW, RUSSIA (OCTOBER 5, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF COSPLAY ARTIST DRESSED AS WARCRAFT CHARACTER ARTHAS MENETHIL PERFORMING ON STAGE COSPLAY ARTISTS AT FESTIVAL VARIOUS OF COSPLAY ARTIST DRESSED AS WORLD OF WARCRAFT CHARACTER GUL'DAN PERFORMING ON STAGE COSPLAY ARTIST DRESSED AS OVERWATCH CHARACTER ASHE IN CROWD VARIOUS OF COSPLAY ARTIST DRESSED AS OVERWATCH CHARACTER JUNKRAT PERFORMING ON STAGE VARIOUS OF COSPLAY ARTIST DRESSED AS WORLD OF WARCRAFT CHARACTER QUEEN AZSHARA PERFORMING ON STAGE VARIOUS OF COSPLAY ARTISTS ON STAGE TOGETHER COSPLAY ARTIST DRESSED AS WORLD OF WARCRAFT CHARACTER TURALION ON STAGE COSPLAY ARTISTS COSPLAY ARTIST DRESSED AS DIABLO CHARACTER MAKING HIS WAY THROUGH CROWD (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) COMIC CON FESTIVAL VISITOR, DARYA (NO LAST NAME GIVEN), SAYING (ASKED WHY SHE CHOSE WORLD OF WARCRAFT CHARACTER TRADE PRINCE GALLYWIX): "(In game) he is a boy. And he is chubby. I am chubby too, so I though "Why not?" COSTUME DETAIL (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) COMIC CON FESTIVAL VISITOR, DARYA (NO LAST NAME GIVEN), SAYING: "There are certain characters, who do not get cosplayed. People get older, quit or are just shy. But there are characters, they are good, interesting, and you can play them. So, here I am." MAN TAKING SELFIE WITH COSPLAY ARTISTS MAN POSING FOR PHOTO WITH COSPLAY ARTISTS DRESSED AS OVERWATCH CHARACTER MERCY (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) COMIC CON VISITOR, NIKITA SUSHKOV, SAYING: "My character is Plague Doctor, a historical figure. He is present in a lot of fandoms, comics, games as a secondary or a main hero. The costume itself is home-made." COSPLAY ARTISTS POSING FOR PHOTO WITH VISITOR
- Embargoed: 19th October 2019 18:38
- Keywords: Comic Con video games cosplay cosplay competition Blizzard World of Warcraft
- Location: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
- City: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
- Country: Russia
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Video Games
- Reuters ID: LVA001AZTLQVT
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Comic Con 2019 festival in Moscow wowed fiction fans on Saturday (October 5) with a colourful cosplay contest, where participants showed off imitations of their favourite characters from games, movies and comic books.
Fans dressed in elaborate costumes of their favourite heroes and villains performed in front of a large audience, with some wielding magical weapons of their choice.
This year's edition featured game designer Hideo Kojima and actor Mads Mikkelsen who were presenting upcoming game "Death Stranding".
The festival ends on Sunday (October 6).
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