I love everything cosplay related. Seeing people represent their favourite characters is one of my favourite things about conventions. There were many amazing cosplayers at Dokomi but I didn’t get to see everyone I wanted to see. I probably missed hundreds of amazing costumes but the ones I’ve seen were also impressive. My phone battery died on me early on both days which means I sadly missed out on pictures of some remarkable cosplays but I want to share the few pictures I took with you anyway! Unfortunately, I didn’t get everyone’s cosplay page name. So if there’s anyone you recognise please let me know because I’d love to follow and link them!
Dokomi hosted both the DCM (German Cosplay Championships) and EuroCosplay. One on Saturday and the other on Sunday but we only managed to catch EuroCosplay. I loved the variety, humour and talent everyone showcased. What slightly irritated me was the low number of contestants. I counted nine but many entrant numbers were missing in between. It looked as if many contestants just didn’t show up. I might be wrong though. If you know why this happened let me know in the comments! It would have definitely been more interesting to see more than nine performances.
My favourite performance was by Gouky Cosplay. She created a perfect cosplay of the 11th doctor. The Rings of Akhaten with the Lost Song and emotional speech always has me in tears. Gouky’s performance was no exception! I might be biassed because of my love for Doctor Who but the performance did the show and Matt Smith justice!!! While filming I even shed a few tears because of it. She won first place and thus, qualified for the finals at MCM in London.
Runner up for me (and the judges) was FallenWings with her Linkle performance from HyruleWarriors. Even though I wouldn’t consider myself a Legend of Zelda fan I do appreciate the franchise. I like the artworks, character designs and played a few of their older games. Her outfit is the only one I saw up close. A friend of mine asked for a picture with her and I honestly admire her neat sewing skills. The performance was the perfect mix between funny and tribute to the games. I don’t want to say too much and spoil the surprise though. You can watch her full performance in my Dokomi Vlog.
The other Cosplays didn’t ring any bells for me. I also don’t want to comment too much on the quality of outfits or performances I don’t know the origin of. Some other performances are a part of my video as well though, so if you’re interested to see more make sure to take some time and watch it!