The first string of international cosplayer guests have been revealed for Middle East Film & Comic Con - and they don't disappoint
6 February 2020| Last updated on 9 February 2020
Pictured: reisuzukicosplay (L) and kaorulilycosplay (R)
And just like that, it's almost March and we're staring down the barrel of the region's geekiest time of the year!
Dubai's annual pop culture convention, the highly-awaited Middle East Film & Comic Con is returning from March 5 - 7 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, and has revealed their first wave of international guest cosplayers.
Netherlands-based cosplayers Rei Suzuki and Kaoru Lily will be joining Comic Con Dubai 2020. MEFCC's Cosplay Competition will also take place, with prizes of up to AED 2,500 for grabs! The best cosplayers in the region will also be picked for the World Cosplay Summit (WCS) 2020 Championship Finals, so this is your chance to take your cosplay persona and reach for stardom at the World Cosplay Summit Championship finals in Japan!
Check out the international cosplayers coming to MEFCC this year so far:
Rei Suzuki Cosplay
@ reisuzukicosplay | Instagram
Brazil and Netherlands-based cosplayer Mariana, better known for her cosplays as Rei Suzuki, started cosplaying back in 2005 as the character Lust from Fullmetal Alchemist.
"That same series brought me to represent the Netherlands in 2019 during the World Cosplay Summit together with my duo Kaoru Lily, where we went as Edward Elric and Roy Mustang!" Rei added.
The popular cosplayer loves to bring to life a wide range of video game characters, especially from Nintendo. She enjoys trying different techniques with every project, but most importantly, have fun by dressing up together with her fellow cosplayer friends.
Kaoru Lily Cosplay
@kaorulilycosplay | Instagram
Kaoru Lily began cosplaying in 2008 and is currently a member of Netherlands-based cosplay group PRISM, with a variety of popular characters made, including Roy Mustang from Fullmetal Alchemist and Yang Xiao Long from RWBY.
The veteran cosplayer represented the Netherlands with Rei Suzuki at the World Cosplay Summit in 2019.
"Through cosplay, I developed a variety of crafting skills - but what makes cosplay so special to me is the bonds that are created thanks to cosplay," said the cosplayer.
"I've met amazing people from all around the world. How cosplay brings us all together like that is what I truly appreciate!" Kaoru added.
More MEFCC celebrities, guests and artists will be revealed over the coming weeks.
Tickets on sale
Choose from a range of tickets, special family bundles, and VIP passes to MEFCC, starting from just AED 115 per person!
For the ultimate family weekend out, buy the Family Day Pass, inclusive of four tickets for the price of three, one-day or three-day access to MEFCC, a chance to meet celebrities, watch live entertainment, attend MEFCC workshops, and explore the Artist Alley.
Bronze and Silver passes are also available, offering three-day access to MEFCC, private experiences with celebrities, front row seats, exclusive updates from the MEFCC team, major ticket discounts, Fast Track Access perks, limited-edition merchandise, and much, much more - all from only AED 500 per person.
Go to https://www.mefcc.com/en/Tickets.html for more details, or visit Virgin Megastore online, any Virgin megastore across the UAE, or PlatinumList to book your tickets now.