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Love how Sheldon, Leonard, Howard and Raj look like cutting-edge characters in The Big Bang Theory, when they attend the San Diegoa��s Comic-Con International? Well, ita��s not too late to be a superhero or your favourite character in real life. Be a part of Comic Con Hyderabada��s Cosplay contest and live your dream.
A precursor to the third episode of Hyderabad Comic Con, the event organisers have joined hands with the citya��s Cosplayers Club to conduct a workshop on July 31, at Heart Cup Coffee in Jubilee Hills. Jatin Varma, founder of Comic Con India, says, a�?The Hyderabad edition will be a lot bigger (with more surprises) than it was the previous year. We also have a few firsts in terms of the guest line-up this year. Expect new fan experiences, hot merchandise and tonnes of new comics for the fans.a�?
Cosplaya��often described as the practice of dressing up as a character from a film, book or video game, especially one from the Japanese genres of manga or animea��picked up pace in 2013 during the Hyderabad Comic Con. a�?It has steadily grown in the last few years. There are those who started off as amateurs at our show and now have turned professional. Ita��s a great way to display your passion for your favourite characters or series and an outlet for creativity. There are hundreds of them in India and quite a few in Hyderabad,a�? he informs.
Says Saiprakash, a Cosplayer for three years who will be conducting the workshop, a�?Ita��s all about living the life of your dream character.a�? The workshop will have a session emphasising on the basic etiquette that needs to be followed and obviously on the costumes and props. a�?We will be teaching the easiest way to make armour and props like swords using the light and elastic Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA) foam,a�? says Mahima Srivastav, one of the core members of Hyderabad Cosplayer Club.
Mahima recommends that the participant chooses someone he/she has been admiring since childhood instead of a brand new character. a�?This makes it easy for the people participating because you need to know everything about them. You should speak, talk and behave like them. If the character is from a Japanese anime, you better learn Japanese,a�? explains the 26-year-old.
The Alto Hyderabad Comic Con – A Special Cosplay Workshop with Hyderabad Cosplayers Club will be held at Heart Cup Coffee, Jubilee Hills, on July 31 from 4 pm to 6 pm. Entry free. Details: 23555003

a�� Nishad Neelambaran


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