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Comiccon has long been a celebration of geek culture and a place for people to show off their love of things like comics, animation, video games, and movies. The cosplayers – people who dress up as their favorite fictional characters – are, the stars of the convention.

They spend hours upon hours crafting elaborate costumes that they can wear just once before they have to retire it. In this article, we will cover the things you can expect when attending Comiccon Stuttgart.

In Cosplay

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Cosplayers from all over the world come to Comiccon Stuttgart dressed as their favorite characters, and they put a lot of time, effort, and creativity into these costumes. In many cases, cosplayers build their outfits so that they can even move around in them-it looks difficult.

The costumes vary wildly, too: some cosplayers go for the most accurate look possible, while others create a unique outfit that mixes and matches elements from different characters.

No matter what, there’s bound to be a cosplay at Comiccon that you’ll absolutely love.

How Video Gaming Has Taken Over Comiccon Stuttgart

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Video gaming has taken over Comiccon Stuttgart in Germany. The event is Europe’s leading pop culture festival that features comic books, movies, TV series, games and more. Gaming is now so big in Germany that its ComicCon has become the largest in the world.

Fans flocks to Stuttgart, Germany, for Europe’s largest Pop Culture festival, ComicCon. Hundreds of thousands participate in the event over four days and partake in a multitude of activities that include: gaming competitions and cosplay contests, panels with celebrity guests, and photo-ops with Stormtroopers.

Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and DC and Marvel Comics are well represented at the event along with many other notable brands such as Playstation, Nintendo, Pokemon Go, Warhammer 40k, Star Wars Battlefront II, Unreal Engine 4 tech demos by EA Games, Cyberpunk 2077 by CD Projekt RED, and much more.

As one of the largest conventions in Europe, ComicCon offers its guests an opportunity to take part in immersive experiences by interacting with content providers who are able to connect their brands directly with consumers.

It’s clear that gaming has taken over this event, but it is worth noting that board games were also popular at ComicCon Stuttgart.

What to Expect

For starters, Comiccon is a major event. The convention center has been around since the 1970s, but it hasn’t hosted the huge scale of events that Comiccon brings to town. In fact, this year’s organizers have said that they expect up to 30,000 people to attend over three days.

Gearing up for such a big event, the local Stuttgart police have requested officers from all over Germany to come to Stuttgart for the event. Cosplayers will be in abundance at Comiccon. You can expect to see a wide range of costumes, both homemade and store-bought.

Some are simple outfits that could be put together with things bought off the rack at a regular store, like Spiderman or Captain America.

Others, like Deadpool or Baymax from Big Hero 6, could take hundreds of hours to make and would require a team of people to help create it. It’s not uncommon for teams of cosplayers to come together-just look at the Avengers.

Cosplaying is almost like another language. You can expect to see different characters and symbols that represent a group or fandom. Anime groups, Star Wars fans, and comic book readers all know the secret handshake of cosplay. It may feel like you’re in a foreign land at first, but don’t be intimidated-just join right in.

Comiccon is filled with all kinds of activities for cosplayers and fans alike. There are panels throughout the day, each hosted by a different celebrity or creator. You can attend workshops where you can learn how to create your own costume if you’re so inclined.

But be prepared! The workshop may have an additional fee beyond your ticket to Comiccon. The program also has major guests, which are the people that sell-out events in days or weeks. You can meet your favorite comic book writer, artist, actor, director and, even voice actors who perform in cartoons and anime.

The list of events at Comiccon goes on and on.

Things to Keep in Mind When Attending Comiccon Stuttgart

Here are a few things to keep in mind when attending Comiccon Stuttgart:

Find The Right Attire

Comiccon Stuttgart is a big costume party. This means you need to bring your A-game and set aside time to create an incredible costume that makes you feel the part of your favorite character from pop culture.

So, grab those sewing machines, sketch pads, or whatever it takes for you to craft the perfect outfit.

Figure Out Your Schedule

Comiccon Stuttgart is bound to have plenty of panels with celebrities, artwork, cosplay competitions, and more. So, you’re going to want to plan out which activities you need to attend or find a way to make time for them all.

Luckily fans that plan ahead may be able to score free Autographs or Photos with their favorite celebrities.

Bring Your Snacks

Planning ahead is a great idea at Comiccon Stuttgart because the food will be expensive and not all that tasty. If you want to save some cash and have more money for shopping, pack up your own snacks and drinks before arriving at the event.

Separate Your Belongings

Comiccon Stuttgart can get crowded and messy, so it’s a good idea to bring a bag with you that you won’t mind getting dirty. This way, you can carry your laptop, wallet, camera, phone, etc., without having to worry about them getting damaged from the commotion of the convention.

In Conclusion

As you can see from this article alone, the convention center will be packed with activities for cosplayers and fans to enjoy. If you’re thinking of attending Comiccon, make sure to bring a camera or two-you won’t want to miss out on this geekiest of celebrations.

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