Aniplay was founded in 2013, in Porto, and has been making a name for itself due to the diversity of offers and knowledge in the area of Japanese animation merchandise. Meanwhile, areas of offer and content were added, such as clothing, leisure and related snack bar, being the first store of its kind in Portugal to integrate all these areas into a meeting and socializing space in addition to the commercial area, also organizing events on the theme in space and in partnership with several public and private cultural entities.
Aniplay will be present during the 4 days of the event with the following activities:
- Quiz Sombras - (Anime)
- MV Stalker - (K-Pop)
- Dio Walking Contest - (Anime)
- Dance Together - (K-Pop)
- Face MEME Contest - Spy X Family Edition - (Anime)
- Random Play Dance - (K-Pop)
Day 11:- Nippon Pop Move Vocaloid - (Anime/Pop)
- Demon Slayers: Tanjiro Naming Contest - (Anime)
Cosplay Markers Heroes Contest Awards:
Fnac will also be present at the event represented in large numbers in the Cosplay area.
This year, in the Heroes of Cosplay Makers contest (11th - Sunday) you can win incredible prizes offered by FNAC.
All winners of the competition categories: 1st Place - Best in Show; 1st Place - Best Armor; 1st Place - Best Sewing; 1st Place - Best Group (groups have two people) and 1st Place - Best Characterization. Among the prizes you can find Manga books, Headphones, Pops, Anime figures and official series and t-shirts.
Christmas Fantasy FNAC This dynamic will consist of a performance by 10 cosplayers with individual performances, related to the character they represent. This activity is available to all public/visitors who want to participate. At the end, there will be a delivery of FNAC gifts. This dynamic will take place every day of the event at 6:00 pm, in the entrance area of the FNAC space at the event (outdoor area). Take part in the FNAC dynamics and be a true Cosplay Hero!
Basic techniques for Character characterization.
We will cover basic makeup characterization techniques to make makeup resistant and with the desired effect for a cosplay day.
Suitable for beginners
-analysis of what is needed: products and techniques;
-correct order of application;
-painting techniques: modeling and lighting;
Nuno Gomes will be photographing the 4 days of the event and providing, in yet another edition, various professional photographic experiences to all visitors. With a studio powered by Nerdy Core, it will be set up in the area next to SOS Cosplay. Nuno Gomes and NerdyCore promise a magical photography experience!
Ghostbusters coyplayer groups will also be on hand to help you catch some little ghosts. The Bilbao group, the Tenerife group and the Costa Oeste de Galicia group will be present during the 4 days of the event!
Do you want to go to Comic Con Portugal but are afraid that your costume will be ruined or that you need to adjust a detail at the last minute? Comic Con Portugal and the sewing atelier Hari Machinari have for you an SOS Cosplay full of tools and materials available to fix your costume and for that final touch! The SOS Cosplay space was created with all cosplayers and their needs in mind!
The Muses and Legends, goddesses of art and proclaimers of heroes, are a vocal ensemble that resulted from the perfect storm between the love of music, fantasy fiction, and folklore from other eras. In the meantime, they have already been heard in other mystical corners of Lisbon and surroundings, and now they return to sing the stories of people and cultures over time, with a repertoire of Celtic, Gaelic, Nordic and medieval inspiration, and from all the lands that fit. in the popular imagination. In the 2022 edition, the group will perform in the two Heroes do Cosplay contests with one performance in each contest. You can follow them on social media at @musas_e_lendas.
Workshop: Introduction to Modeling
In this workshop we will cover the basics of modeling. We started by learning how to take our measurements and how to calculate them to apply in the creation of our patterns.
We will also see how to make the basis of the molds that allow us, with transformations, to create whatever we want.
Participants in this workshop will have access to a grid for their measurements as well as a supporting document to use in their future projects.
Workshop: From Idea to Stage: how to build a cosplay presentation
Do you want to participate in a cosplay contest but don't know how to make the
Presentation? In this workshop you can learn the basics of performance in cosplay, as well as all the aspects you should consider so that your skit is the most interesting possible! The differences between solo and group presentation will be addressed, the importance of key moments during the presentation, the interpretation (including facial and body expression), use of stage space, among many other stuff.
Workshop: Cosplay Hacks (Tips & Tricks)
The world of cosplay is extensive and vast but can we find ways to make our journey easier? In the Cosplay Hacks workshop (Tips & Tricks) you can discover new cosmaking shortcuts that will help you in the future. Whether you're a newbie or a curious soul, this workshop is designed to alleviate the complex world of cosplay with tricks from sewing, props, photography and makeup.
Workshop: Sustainable Cosplay - Reduce, Reuse, Reinvent
Cosplay can be a very expensive hobby and also not very friendly to the environment as we naturally generate some waste in the execution of our costumes. However, we can combat this by having a more open and conscious mind, using different materials than usual and reusing what we already have. Come learn to look for items you never thought you could use to create your cosplays.
Cosplay Makeup Workshop where we will give Female and Male Makeup tips, with some techniques and tips mainly for cosplay beginners, where you will have an explanation of what each material is and what it is for.
Workshop: From fantasy to reality: how to sew a cosplay costume
This workshop aims to address the entire creative process of building a cosplay costume, focusing essentially on its planning and implementation. From the study of references to the construction of patterns, without forgetting the selection of fabrics, clothing embellishments and other sewing materials. We'll also give you several suggestions regarding finishes, so that you don't run out of tips on how to bring the facts of your favorite characters to reality.
Workshop: Competition & Cosplay: An Introduction to the World of Cosplay Contests
Aimed at the curious, observers and participants, this workshop aims to give an overview of the complexity of the competitive side of cosplay. The different types of competitions and respective evaluation parameters will be explored, as well as the necessary elements for the creation of a skit/presentation, while sharing stories, experiences and perspectives.
Workshop: Home Cosplay Content Creation
You don't need a professional studio to create good content, whether it's video or photography. In this theoretical and practical workshop you will be able to acquire basic knowledge of light, photography, and video that can greatly improve the quality of your creations! Explore the vast variety of content that can be made with each piece or cosplay.This training also aims to help cosplayers to know what to do in front of a camera, in order to be more comfortable with their character and with their own body.
Workshop: Genderbend Cosplay: Shaping Genres and Characters through Creativity
Do you know what Genderbend Cosplay is? If you don't know the term and want to know other ways to cosplay, then this workshop is for you! There's a lot to know about the ideas and decisions involved in transitioning your favorite character. This is the perfect excuse to explore your creativity!