- Comic Con India announces winner of their ‘Indian Championship of Cosplay’ & ‘Fan Favourite Award’ at ‘Maruti Suzuki Indian Championship Of Cosplay’
Jeet Molankar who cosplayed as Reinhardt from Overwatch at Mumbai Comic Con 2017, won the championship in Delhi.
Sameer Bundela who cosplayed as Malavestros at Delhi Comic Con 2017, won the Fan Favourite Award by maximum votes.
India, February 26’ 2018: Comic Con India announced the winner of their ‘Indian Championship of Cosplay’ & ‘Fan Favourite Award’ at ‘Maruti Suzuki Indian Championship Of Cosplay’ The 2nd ever action packed Maruti Suzuki Indian Championship of Cosplay organized by Comic Con India received tremendous response from fans. The competition took place on February 25th 2018 at DLF Place Saket, New Delhi.
Comic Con India initiated the competition to encourage local cosplayers to go professional and provide them an International platform as well.
The contender named Jeet Molankar who cosplayed as Reinhardt from Overwatch at Mumbai Comic Con 2017, won the championship. As the winner, Jeet Molankar will receive an invitation to attend Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo to be held on April 6-8’ 2018, where he will have the opportunity to enter directly into the championship round of Annual crown championship of Cosplay, the most prestigious cosplay competition in the world.
Jeet Molankar, Winner, Indian Championships Of Cosplay, says,“I am so happy to win this prestigious title. I love to make costumes and I invested a lot of effort, money and almost 5 months to prepare my winning costume. Now it feels so worth, as its all for the love of cosplay eventually! I am really excited for the Crown Championship in Chicago. Thank you so much Comic Con India for giving me this opportunity!”
The winner was selected on the criteria of Authenticity, Technique & Fit of their costume along with an overall Larger than Life quality of their cosplay. The judging team is made up of the Reedpop Content & marketing team, including members from India & Australia.
The contender named Sameer Bundela from Mumbai, who cosplayed as Malavestros at Delhi Comic Con 2017, won the Fan Favourite Award by maximum votes. The winner, Sameer Bundela won a Playstation 4.
Sameer Bundela, Winner, Fan Favourite Award at Indian Championships Of Cosplay, says,“I would like to thank Comic Con India for this honour. My journey from DCC to ICC has been overwhelming, as I’ve met many skilled cosplayers and made really great friends. I am happy that people liked and chose my costume, as It’s an extremely detailed costume with a lot of intricacies.I would like to continue making props and armours for future events and I’m sure I’ll make india proud.”
Fan Favourite Award was decided through an online poll, which received around 50000 votes over 40 days. The competition leveraged the power of the internet which engaged thousands of fans around India. The winner was determined based on the overall efforts put in the costumes by every contestant and voting by fans for every competent.
Comic Con India has always been at the forefront of the promoting pop-culture eco-system and cosplay (costume play) forms a big part of that world. From 13 cosplayers at our first ever convention to upwards of 2500 cosplayers at our last show in Delhi, the cosplay community has come a long way in India in the past 6 years. And we plan to continue supporting it.
Comic Con India is part of the Reedpop family of events, which is dedicated to producing world-class celebrations of popular culture around the world with events like New York Comic Con, Oz Comic Con, Shanghai Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration among many others.