EGLX’s cosplay competition brings video games to...
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Apr 20, 2016  |  Vote 0    0

EGLX’s cosplay competition brings video games to life

Metroland Media

There are so many events that will take place during the Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo (EGLX) convention in Toronto from April 29 to May 1 that will excite video game enthusiasts of all kinds. While the world-class eSports gaming tournaments will be a major highlight for many, there are other great activities at the EGLX gaming festival that will delight gamers of all ages.

Cosplay (or “costume role-playing”) competitions have become a popular staple of many comic and gaming conventions because they encourage attendees to dress up and become their favourite video game characters, or to see some of their favourite characters come to life. Cosplay costumes are always stunning, creative and fun. It’s not uncommon for cosplayers to spend hours on end tweaking and perfecting their costumes for the latest expo or competition.

That’s why EGLX is excited to have several cosplay competitions as well as many celebrity cosplayers to judge the competitions.

Meg Turney heads the cosplay competition judging panel as one of the most famous of EGLX’s celebrity guests. Well-known for her YouTube presence on gaming channels such as Rooster Teeth’s The Know, Meg has built a reputation for her stunning cosplay embodiments of gaming’s most famous female characters. Gaming and cosplay lovers are in for a treat to see her brilliant costumes live.

Italy’s Leon Chiro has judged many European cosplay contests, and is notable for his amazing Assassin’s Creed and Devil May Cry costumes. Chiro makes all of his costumes by hand, and he knows what it takes to create a great one.

There’s even some incredible local talent featured on the panel of cosplay judges. Kudrel, an Ottawa native and cosplayer extraordinaire, competes internationally with her jaw-dropping cosplay. She has also made a name for herself as a cosplay judge, on the panel of many competitions including at the Canadian World Cosplay Summit Preliminaries.

These judges are just the tip of the iceberg -- there will be so many astounding professional and budding cosplay guests at EGLX that any gaming enthusiast would be missing out not to see for themselves.

If you want to take part in the festivities — whether you’re a cosplay novice or expert — there’s an event just for you. There are easy, normal and hard competitions to choose from, and kids have a cosplay event of their event.

Whether this is your first time seeing cosplay live or you’ve lost count of your costume creations, Toronto’s EGLX is for you. Be sure to check it out during the weekend of April 29 to May 1 at Toronto’s International Centre.

To learn more, visit EGLX on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Twitch and their website. While on the EGLX website, be sure to purchase your event tickets — competitor tickets close April 22!

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