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These Cosplayers from Nagaland are Redefining Cosplay Culture in India | Day 1 of Cosfest 2018, Kohima

It’s already been a week since the curtains closed in on the Cosfest event 2018, organized by the Nagaland Anime Junkies in Kohima Nagaland, but we are still high on the creativity displayed by the organizers and the cosplayers. This year, the R&L team finally got to experience the event first hand, and to say we are awestruck is an understatement. 

The dedication put up by the organizers to bring this event to life is next level – equalled passionately by the creativity and enthusiasm of the cosplayers and attendees. Avid anime fans coming together to create the perfect event for all anime lovers. And not just anime, the event covers music, art, game, food, you name it.

Here is one last glimpse of NAJ Cosfest 2018, which, by the way, is their sixth year. You read that right. SIXTH! And by the looks and what we hear of the event, it just keeps getting better and better. Scroll down below for photos and video from Day 1 of the event. 

Organising team and Cosplayers enjoying a performance by Lords of Rock.

NAJ Cosfest 2018, Kohima Nagaland

Day 1 was full of surprises. The air was buzzing with excitement when the cosplayers started coming in with their elaborate costumes. But this time, they had upped their cosplay game not just with their get-up, but also with their carefully choreographed performances – which was indeed the highlight of the event.

Cosplayer Senti as “Rem” (Right) from the popular twins from Nagatsuki Tappei’s “Re: Zero – Starting Life in Another World”

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NAJ Cosfest 2018, Kohima Nagaland

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NAJ Cosfest 2018, Kohima Nagaland

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NAJ Cosfest 2018, Kohima Nagaland

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NAJ Cosfest 2018, Kohima Nagaland

Cosplayer Vinei as “Himiko Toga” from Hero Academia

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NAJ Cosfest 2018, Kohima Nagaland

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NAJ Cosfest 2018, Kohima Nagaland

Winner of Day 1 – Nino Belho Cosplaying as  “Erza Scarlet” from Fairy Tail

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NAJ Cosfest 2018, Kohima Nagaland

Cosplayer Alo as “Emporio Ivankov” (One Piece)

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NAJ Cosfest 2018, Kohima Nagaland

Giant Handmade “Totoro” was on display at the event

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NAJ Cosfest 2018, Kohima Nagaland

Handmade wooden boxes with Anime characters were up for sale at the event – all handcrafted by talented kids

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NAJ Cosfest 2018, Kohima Nagaland

Guys from RGF Professional Recruitment Japan set up a registration stall at the event

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NAJ Cosfest 2018, Kohima Nagaland

Arena Valor Gaming spot set up for gamers at the event
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NAJ Cosfest 2018, Kohima Nagaland

Event organizer, Naga Anime Junkies – with the founder Biebe (Right) and team members manning the info booth.

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NAJ Cosfest 2018, Kohima Nagaland

Cosplayers had to perform to compete for the winning titles. Here is a glimpse of the action from the stage. Scroll down for video.

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NAJ Cosfest 2018, Kohima Nagaland

Natsukawa Masuzu and Eita Kido cosplay performance

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NAJ Cosfest 2018, Kohima Nagaland

 

 

The winners from day one with the judges.

NAJ Cosfest 2018, Kohima Nagaland

Nino Belho cosplaying as Erza Scarlet. Day 1 winner

NAJ Cosfest 2018, Kohima Nagaland

Zakie Seyie cosplaying as Sun Wukong the Monkey King (2nd prize winner)

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NAJ Cosfest 2018, Kohima Nagaland

Cosplayer as “Ibaraki Doji” from Onmyoji (3rd prize winner)

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NAJ Cosfest 2018, Kohima Nagaland

Members of local music band “Lords of Rock” entertaining the crowd with covers from Guns and Roses, Queen amongst others. Watch their “Sweet Child of Mine” performance

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NAJ Cosfest 2018, Kohima Nagaland

Catch the cosplayers in action on stage – including the winning performance by Nino Belho.Video of Day 1 of Cosfest 2018 below:

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