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WHAT IS COSPLAY & THE HISTORY OF GREEK COSPLAY

THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF GREEK COSPLAY


WHAT IS COSPLAY?


The term “Cosplay” is an abbreviation of “Costume Play”, a kind of visual art where a person faithfully represents a, usually imaginary, character through the use of appropriate clothing and accessories, which can be decorative up to giant weapons of all kinds, as well as armor. At the same time, if chosen, one tries to get into the role of the character by impersonating the character’s behavior in public. The closest example  a person unrelated to the subject  could think of to easy understand it is carnival. The difference of “Cosplay” is that, contrary to carnival, a person tries to faithfully imitate a specific named fictional character and, optionally, his role, since it’s not about vague non-named characters or vague character categories. “Cosplay” is an art that combines sewing, crafts, makeup / body painting, wig styling, roleplaying and more.

Various Greek Cosplay Groups ( Athens & Thessaloniki )

WHAT CHARACTERS DO WE SEE IN COSPLAY?


The characters portrayed by Cosplayers originate from Japanese and Western animation (anime & cartoons), comics, manga, movies, series, videogames, books, and other sources. It is a common occurrence for a person to represent a character of a different sex. The term used frequently to describe this occurrence is “Crossplay“. Correspondingly, in cases where someone changes the sex of the selected character, giving one’s own version of the opposite sex, the term “Genderbend” is frequently used.

Various Greek Cosplay Groups ( Athens & Thessaloniki )

HOW CAN I TAKE PART IN COSPLAY?


Cosplay could be described as a collection of many artforms, where the vast majority of people sew their costumes and create the accessories they use themselves, something which is the biggest part of the art and most of its meaning. Alternatives include commissioning a dressmaker or Cosplayer ( the so called commissions ) or buying them from websites. This solution is preferred in cases where a person doesn’t know how to sew or craft or is bored to create the costumes one wants to wear. A different solution is to choose character outfits, which are just everyday clothes, where no special knowledge or expense is required. However, unlike what one might think, it is not as difficult as it sounds, since everyone is forced to start from scratch, observing existing attire and clothing and gradually improving their skills and knowledge on creating Cosplay through practice. The important thing is to use imagination during the creation process, finding various creative ways of making use of available materials, be patient, despite the setbacks that will arise, and above all, enjoy it so that it won’t be a chore. This way one will realize that everything is possible and no great production is unachievable, especially when there are people willing to help and thousands of online videos to solve all questions that might arise.

HOW DID COSPLAY CAME TO BE?


Cosplays first appeared in 1908 in Ohio, USA. Those were Mr. Skygack and Miss Dillpickles from the comic “Mr. Skygack, from Mars” at a masquerade event. In 1910 another Cosplay from the same comic appeared at a masquerade event in Tacoma, Washington, USA, before the 1st appearance of the Cosplays at a convention in 1939, at the 1st “World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon)“, with the number of Cosplays present there increasing yearly, numbering more than 100 in 1974, and reaching their peak in the middle of the 80s.  The first Cosplays in the UK appeared in 1955 at the 1st “Cytricon“. With the rise of science fiction conventions in the USA ( Star Trek etc ) during the early 70s, Cosplays’ appearance at multiple events also rose. In 1978 we have the appearance of the first Cosplays in Japan, at “Ashinocon” in Hakone, followed by the expansion of Cosplay at multiple conventions around the country, with the main one being the huge “Comiket“. The first Cosplay only convention, “Costume-Con“, took place in 1983, in San Diego, USA. With the massive intergration of Anime and Manga during the 90s in Japan’s daily life, Cosplay expands dramatically, while the expansion of Anime and Manga in the West during the same period lead to the revival and expansion of Cosplay in the rest of the world as well, which in particular had begun to decline after one point during the 80s in the USA. Over the next 2 decades, greatly facilitated by the expansion of the internet, Anime and Manga, Cosplay expands worldwide with an ever growing audience, events and interest from people around it. Among them is Greece, where it made its organized appearance in Athens in 2006 at the “Carnival Cosplay Meeting 2006” ( some solo Cosplays had appeared already earlier ). In 2003, the first worldwide Cosplay Contest, “World Cosplay Summit“, is held in Nagoya, Japan. Today, there are hundreds of events, photoshoots, competitions and anything imaginable all over the world related to and including Cosplay as their core element.

USA ( 1908 / 1910 / 1912 ) – Newspaper Articles – Photos by kotaku.com.au

USA ( 1939 / 1979 ) – 1st Western & Japan Cosplays at a Convention – Photos by japandaily.jp & japanpowered.com

UK ( 1955 ) & Japan ( 1978 ) – Photos by fiawol.org.uk & futurelearn.com

Greece ( 2006 )

International Contest “World Cosplay Summit” ( 2003 – today )

WHAT DOES THE TERM “COSPLAY” MEAN?


The term “Cosplay” was coined in 1983 by Japanese Nobuyuki Takahashi of Studio Hard and his friends, who was impressed by the representation of imaginary characters at Japan’s “Comiket” conference and USA’s “World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon)“, referring to them in Japanese magazines using this term, while urging people to get into Cosplay. His first use of the term was in an article he wrote for “My Anime” magazine, June 1983. The use of the term spread over the next 2 years among Cosplayers and was later assimilated in Japan’s daily life during the 90s. It then also came to be used in the West as Japanese culture expanded ( Anime, Manga, Video Games, Music, Technology, Traditional Culture etc ) worldwide. The term “Cosplay” is nowhere to be found in correlation to the aforementioned activities before 1983.

“My Anime” Magazine ( 1983 ) – Photo by www.hard.co.jp

WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF COSPLAY IN GREECE


Check out the history of Cosplay in Greece by year below. PRESS ON EACH YEAR TO SEE ITS CONTENT!

2006



   26.02.2006 –
Start of Cosplay in Athens & Greece. 1st annual “Carnival Cosplay Meeting 2006” at “Syntagma Square” by “Tomodachi

2007



   14.02.2007 –
Start of Cosplay in Thessaloniki despite the event’s cancellation. Canceled “Japan & Anime Party” at “Silver Dollar” by team “Sakura Syndrome

   19.06.2007 – 1st Cosplay event and party in Athens and Greece. “JMusic.gr J-Music Party” at “Bios” by team “JMusic.gr

   17.11.2007 – Start of activities of the 1st Cosplay photographer in Greece.Speedgrapher” in Athens

   01.12.2007 – 1st print mention of Cosplay in Greece. Article titled  “Mania with Manga” in “Ε” magazine

   20.12.2007 – 1st Cosplay event and party in Thessaloniki. “Sakura Syndrome Japan & Anime Party” at “Cofix” by team “Sakura Syndrome

   20.12.2007 – Start of activities of photographer with the 2nd largest amount of work in Greece and former member of “Cosplayers//GR“, “Adventurer Photography

2008



   09.03.2008 –
1st non standalone Cosplay Parade in Athens and Greece, before an event. Carnival Cosplay Meeting 2008” at “Syntagma Square” by “Tomodachi

   09.03.2008 – 1st Cosplay event by team “Orde de Ciel” ( later “Le Ciel” ), in cooperation with team “JMusic.gr“. “Orde de Ciel & JMusic.gr Cosplay Party” at “Kavatza” in Athens

   12.04.2008 – 4th and last Cosplay event by team “JMusic.gr“. “JMusic.gr J-Music Party” at “Bios

   02.05.2008 – 1st private non standalone Mass Outdoor Cosplay Photoshoot in Thessaloniki and Greece, before an event, by “LadyKappa“. “1st Private Pre-“Cosplay Party” Photoshoot” at “HANTH Park

   17.05.2008 – 1st Cosplay event by team “Sakura Syndrome” in Athens, in cooperation with team “Orde de Ciel” ( later “Le Ciel” ). “Orde de Ciel & Sakura Syndrome Ultimate Japanese Music Cosplay Party” at “Kavatza

   12.09.2008 – 1st live action Cosplay video  in Thessaloniki and Greece. “One Piece” by “Paliouras Brothers

   25.10.2008 – 1st Cosplay event by the store “Comicworld“. “24 Hour Comics Day & Orde de Ciel Collective Cosplay Party” at “Bios” in Athens

   10.11.2008 – 1st television tribute and television mention of Cosplay in Greece at “ET3” channel’s “Oxygen” show

   19.12.2008 – 1st themed Cosplay event in Athens and Greece. “Le Ciel Final Fantasy Themed Cosplay Party” at “Underworld Genesis” by team “Le Ciel

2009



   21.03.2009 –
1st Cosplay event by “Speedgrapher” & “KrizD” ( λατερ “Nozomi Ongaku” ). “Speedgrapher & KrizD Tanjyoubi no Ichiban Special” at “Dasein” in Athens

   25.04.2009 – 1st Cosplay event by team “Akai Panda“. “Akai Panda Anime Cosplay Party” at “Dasein” in Athens

   12.06.2009 – 3η and last non standalone mass outdoor Cosplay photoshoot in Thessaloniki and Greece, before an event, by “Imiko“. “3rd Private Pre-“Cosplay Party” Photoshoot” in “New Sea Coast

   12.06.2009 – 1st public non standalone mass outdoor Cosplay photoshoot in Thessaloniki and Greece, before an event. “1st Pre-‘Cosplay Party’ Photoshooting” at “HANTH Park” by “Cosplayers//GR“. The longest running Cosplay “tradition” in Greece ( 9 years )

   12.06.2009 – 1st non standalone outdoor Cosplay Parade in Thessaloniki , before an event. “1st Pre-‘Cosplay Party’ Photoshooting” at “HANTH Park” by “Cosplayers//GR“. The longest running Cosplay “tradition” in Greece ( 9 years )

   12.06.2009 – Start of activities of photographer with the largest amount of work in Greece and founder of “Cosplayers//GR“, “Cassiel Cosplay Photography

   12.09.2009 – Start of activities of photographer with the 5th largest amount of work in Greece and former member of”Cosplayers//GR“, “SpirosK Photography

   10.10.2009 – 1st non standalone mass outdoor Cosplay photoshoot in Athens, before an event, bySpirosK Photography, “Speedgrapher” and “Neuro“. “Pre-“Copslay Party” Photoshoot” at “Areos Square

   22-24.10.2009 – 1st Cosplay Maid Cafe event in Athens and Greece. “Akai Panda & Umi to Sora Events Cosplay & Maid Cafe” at “Fnac” by teams “Akai Panda” and “Umi to Sora Events

   25.10.2009 – 1st Cosplay event by team “Jap団 Dan“. “Jap団 Dan Anime & Cosplay Party” at “To Krifto” in Thessaloniki

  25.10.2009 – 1st Cosplay Show / Parade in a Cosplay event in Thessaloniki and Greece. “Jap団 Dan Anime & Cosplay Party at “To Krifto” by team “Jap団 Dan

  25.10.2009 – 1st Cosplay Contest ( with Cosplay presentation and not just voting ) in a Cosplay event in Thessaloniki and Greece. “Jap団 Dan Anime & Cosplay Party at “To Krifto” by team “Jap団 Dan

  25.10.2009 – 1st Cosplay Photograph Contest in Thessaloniki and Greece. “Jap団 Dan Anime & Cosplay Party at “To Krifto” by team “Jap団 Dan

   31.10.2009 – 1st and last participation of Cosplay in an international exhibition in Thessaloniki and Greece. “Japanese Booth“at “International Tourism Exhibition ‘Philoxenia’” at “TIF

   19.11.2009 – 1st Cosplay event by team “Ota.Con Project“. “Ota.Con Project J-Rock & J-Pop Party” at “Education Tower’s Foyer” in Thessaloniki

   26.11.2009 – Start of Cosplay! To EllinikonFacebook Group, the first Greek online Cosplay Group

2010



   13.02.2010 –
Start of Cosplay in Patra with the 1st stanalone mass outdoor photoshoot, by team “Patras Otaku Club“. “Patras Otaku Club Carnival Cosplay Meeting 2010” at “Saint Nicholas Stairs

  14.02.2010 – 1000 reached in Greece in total. “Akai Panda Valentine’s Cosplay Party” at “F.S.I. Factory” by team “Akai Panda

   05.03.2010 – 2nd and last Cosplay event by team “Ota.Con Project“. “Ota.Con Project J-Rock & J-Pop Party” at “LOGOPaignio” in Thessaloniki

   09.03.2010 – 1st Cosplay television appearance in a talent show in Greece, at “Alpha” channel’s  “Greek Idol” show, by “N-TG” wearing a “Kurosaki Ichigo” costume from “Bleach

   18-20.04.2010 – 1st Cosplay appearance at an existing Convntion in Athens and Greece. “Comicdom Con Athens 2010” at the “Hellenic American Union

  18-20.04.2010 – 1st Comics Convention with Cosplays in Athens and Greece. “Comicdom Con Athens 2010” at the “Hellenic American Union

   27.05.2010 – Start and end of Cosplay in Kerkyra, with the 1st and last Cosplay event and party. “Izumi CJP Japan Anime Cosplay Party” at “Bora Bora” by team “Izumi CJP

   27.05.2010 – 1st non mass outdoor Cosplay photoshoot in Athens and Greece, of one person. “Vera” as “Yomi Isayama” from “Ga-Rei” at “Imittos” by “SpirosK Photography

   26.06.2010 – 1st Cosplay event at a beach in Athens and Greece. “Akai Panda Full Moon Beach Party” at “Bahia Blanca” by team “Akai Panda

   02.10.2010 – 2nd and last Cosplay event by the store “Comicworld“. “24 Hour Comics Day & Akai Panda Cosplay Event” at “Metropolis Live Stage” in Athens

   13.11.2010 – 7th and last Cosplay event by team “Sakura Syndrome” in Athens. “Sakura Syndrome Japan & Anime Party” at “Dasein

  26.11.2010 – 1000 Cosplays reached in Athens in total. “Le Ciel J-Music & Cosplay Party” at “Skullbar

2011



   06.01.2011 –
Start of “Cosplayers//GR” ‘s Facebook Group, the one and only big community of Greek Cosplay, initially as Cosplayers team “Cosplay Corp“‘s Facebook Group “Cosplay.gr”, before transferring to a different administration

   06.01.2011 – 1st Cosplayers team in Greece. “Cosplay Corp” in Athens

   08.01.2011 –1st collective Cosplay event by “Labrokratis V. Athinaios” ( “Oshare Play!” ), Kleidokrator & “SpirosK Photography” in Athens. “Ultimate Anime Gathering” at “Dasein

  08.01.2011 – 1st Cosplay Photobooth in a Cosplay event in Athens and Greece,  by “SpirosK Photography“. “Ultimate Anime Gathering”  at “Dasein” by “Labrokratis V. Athinaios” ( “Oshare Play!” ), Kleidokrator & “SpirosK Photography

   28-29.01.2011 – 1st Cosplay Maid Cafe event in Thessaloniki. “Jap団 Dan Japan Anime Cosplay Party & Maid Cafe” at “Mag” by team “Jap団 Dan

   26.02.2011 –1st collective Cosplay event by “Labrokratis V. Athinaios” ( “Oshare Play!” ), Kleidokrator & “SpirosK Photography” in Thessaloniki. “Ultimate Anime Gathering” at “The Barrister

  26.02.2011 – 1st Cosplay Photobooth in a Cosplay event in Thessaloniki,  by “SpirosK Photography“. “Ultimate Anime Gathering” at “The Barrister” by “Labrokratis V. Athinaios” ( “Oshare Play!” ), Kleidokrator & “SpirosK Photography

   11.03.2011 – 1st Cosplay event by team “4Noise“. “4Noise Japan & Anime Party” at “Dada” in Thessaloniki

   06.03.2011 – 1st Crossplay event in Athens and Greece. “Akai Panda Carnival Crossplay Party” at “Metropolis Live Stage” by team “Akai Panda

   09.03.2011- 1st Cosplay Contest σε Convention in Athens and Greece. “Comicdom Con Athens 2011 at the “Hellenic American Union

  13.03.2011 – 1st standalone mass outdoor Cosplay photoshoot in Athens and Greece. “Marvel Alliance vs Jason Photoshoot” at Sounio by “SpirosK Photography

   12.04.2011 – 1st television reference at television news in Greece by “Alpha” channel’s “News

  13.05.2011 – 1st and last collective Cosplay event by teams “Le Ciel” and “Lollikpop” and “Labrokratis V. Athinaios” ( “Oshare Play!” ) and “SpirosK Photography“. “Asian Colors United” at “Mad” in Athens

   16.05.2011 – Start of “Cosplayers//GR“‘s Youtube, the one and only big community of Greek Cosplay. The 2nd biggest channel worldwide in Cosplay videos

   05.06.2011 – 1st print Cosplay appearance of a Greek Cosplay abroad. “Casshern” from “Casshern Sins” by “Cassiel Cosplay Photography” of “Cosplayers//GR“, at the japanese magazine “Cosmode“, issue 40

   02.07.2011 – 1st and last Cosfail event in Athens and Greece. “Akai Panda Anime Cosfail Party” at “Dasein” by team “Akai Panda

   18.08.2011 – Start of Cosplay in Rhodos with the 1st Cosplay event and party. “Ojama Brothers Anime Event” in a private location by team “Ojama Brothers

   25.08.2011 – 1st Cosplay participation in a Premiere / Launch Event in Athens and Greece. “Cosplay Corp” at the “Green Lantern” movie premiere

   26.08.2011 – Start of Cosplay in Kalamata with the 1st Cosplay event and party. “Kuroi Hana Japan Anime Party” at “Le Roi” by team “Kuroi Hana

   05.09.2011 – 1st Cosplay event by team “Glc Sekai“. “Glc Sekai Anime Otaku Beach Party” at “Ammos” in Athens

  14.10.2011 –100th Cosplay event in Greece. “Oshare Play! Welcome Team Cosplay Party” at “Dada” in Athens by team “Oshare Play!

   14.10.2011 – 1st Cosplay Showcase video in Athens. “Oshare Play! Welcome Team Cosplay Party Star Wars Cosplays” by “Cosplay Corp

   14.10.2011 – 1st and last Cosfail event in Thessaloniki. “Pozerized Events & 4Noise Cosfail Party” at “Dada” by teams “Pozerized Events” & “4Noise“.

  20.11.2011 – 1st non mass outdoor Cosplay photoshoot in Katerini, of two persons. “Cassiel Cosplay Photography” του “Cosplayers//GR” and “Laiste” as “Link & Zelda” from “The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess” at “Olympus” by “John Gkikas Photography

   02-04.12.2011 – 1st and last Cosplay event by the store “Greekdojo“. “Greekdojo Cosplay Event” at “Greekdojo” in Athens

   11.12.2011 – 1stand last Cosplay event with entrance only allowed to Cosplayers in Greece. “Cosplayers Entry 2011” at “Booze Cooperativa” in Athens

2012



   13.01.2012 –
1st and last Cosplay event by the club “7 Sins“. “7 Sins Cosplay Party” at “7 Sins” in Athens

   02.03.2012 – 26th and last Cosplay event by team “Sakura Syndrome“. “Sakura Syndrome Japan & Anime Party” at “8ball” in Thessaloniki

  30.03-01.04.2012 – 1st time over 100 Cosplays in Cosplay event in Greece.Comicdom Con Athens 2012” at the “Hellenic American Union” in Athens

   20.04.2012 – Start of Cosplay in Heraklion with the 1st Cosplay event and party. “Cybercut Cosplay Night!!” at “Cybercut” by the store “Cybercut

   14.05.2012 – 1st Cosplay event by “CowboyTV“. “Diablo 3 Launch Event” at “Public” in Athens

   14.05.2012 – 1st Cosplay Show / Parade in a Cosplay event in Athens. “Diablo 3 Launch Event at “Public” by “CowboyTV

   19-20.06.2012 – 1st Cosplay event by “Animanga Festival“. “Animanga Festival” at “Komeno Penteni” in Heraklion

   19-20.06.2012 – 1st Japan & Anime Festival with Cosplays in Heraklion and Greece. “Animanga Festival” at “Komeno Penteni” by “Animanga Festival

   07.07.2012 – 1st and last Cosplay event by Facebook team “5000 Anime Fans Will we make it?” in Athens. “5000 Anime Fans 5000 We made it! Anime Event” at “Skullbar” by “Animeshop.gr” ( later “Animehouse” & “Otakustore.gr” ) &Le Ciel

   07.07.2012 – 1st and last Cosplay event by Facebook team “5000 Anime Fans Will we make it?” in Thessaloniki. “5000 Anime Fans 5000 We made it! Anime Event” at “Cafe Lemon” by “Animeshop.gr” ( later “Animehouse” & “Otakustore.gr” ) &4Noise

   22.07.2012 – 1st Cosplay event by team “OtakuGR“. “OtakuGR Athens Anime Treasure Hunt” at “Syntagma Square” in Athens

   22.07.2012 – 1st Treasure Hunt with Cosplays in Athens and Greece. “OtakuGR Athens Anime Treasure Hunt” at “Syntagma Square” by team “OtakuGR

   18.08.2012 – 1st private Cosplayer page in Greece. Facebook Page by “Maya Nyan

   07.09.2012 – 1st Cosplay event by team “Tsuyoi Sofu“. “Tsuyoi Sofu Start of the Season Cosplay Party” at “Cybercut” in Heraklion

   09-18.09.2012 – 1st Cosplay event by “CowboyTV” in Thessaloniki. “eGaming 2012” at “Thessaloniki International Fair

   09-18.09.2012 – 1st Cosplay appearance in a Convention in Thessaloniki. “eGaming 2012” at “Thessaloniki International Fair” by “CowboyTV

   09-18.09.2012 – 1st Videogame Convention with Cosplays in Thessaloniki. “eGaming 2012“at “Thessaloniki International Fair” by “CowboyTV

   18.09.2012 – 1st Cosplay Contest in a Convention in Thessaloniki. “eGaming 2012“at “Thessaloniki International Fair” by “CowboyTV

  24.09.2012 – 100th Cosplay event in Athens. “World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Launch Event” at “Public” by “CowboyTV

   03.11.2012 – 3rd and last Cosplay event by team “OtakuGR“. “OtakuGR Cosplay World Party” at “Babel” in Athens

   05.12.2012 – 1st Cosplay prop tutorial video in Greece. “Pepakura Tutorial” by “Craft it Easy

2013



   19.01.2013 –
1st non mass Cosplay photoshoot in Thessaloniki, of one person. “Joan Stum” as “Boa Hancock” from “One Piece” at “HANTH Park” by “Cassiel Cosplay Photography” of “Cosplayers//GR

   01.03.2013 – Start of Cosplay in Serres with the 1st Cosplay event and party. “Seras Verve Anime / Game Cosplay Party” at “Vertigo Rock Cafe Bar” by team “Seras Verve

   02.03.2013 – 1st Cosplayers interview at a radio station in Athens and Greece. “Cosplay Corp” at “Spam Radio” ‘s “Prior to the Pdychologist” show

   02.03.2013 – 1st and last Cosplay event by team “SC“. “SC Athens Carnival Cosplay Party” at “Flocafe” in Athens

   08.03.2013 – 1st and last Cosplay event by “X-Play” show. “X-Play Carnival Party” at “Nix Bar” in Athens

   10.03.2013 – 1st Cosplay event by “Supernatural Greece“. “Supernatural Greece Cosplay Event” at “Salta Conmigo” in Athens

   23.03.2013 – 1st Cosplay event by the store “AnimeHouse” and team “Oshare Play!” in Thessaloniki. “AnimeHouse & Oshare Play! The Debut Party” at “Coffee Academy

   20.04.2013 – 1st preliminary Greek Cosplay Contest for the European solo Cosplay contest “EuroCosplay“. “Comicdom Con Athens 2013” at the “Hellenic American Union” in Athens

   20.04.2013 – 1st Cosplay Photobooth in a Convention in Athens, by “SpirosK Photography“. “Comicdom Con Athens 2013” at the “Hellenic American Union” in Athens

   10.05.2013 – 1st and last Cosplay event by team “The Geeks“. “The Geeks Cosplay Photoshooting” at “Comics” in Athens

   18.05.2013 – 1st 1080p/60fps Cosplay video in Thessaloniki and Greece. “26th Pre-‘Cosplay Party’ Photoshooting” by “Cosplayers//GR

   24-25.05.2013 – 1st themed interactive Cosplay event in Athens and Greece. “Le Ciel The Silent Hill Experience Greece” at “Skullbar” by team “Le Ciel

   15.06.2013 – 1st themed Cosplay event in Thessaloniki. “Otaku Mode On Ultimate Fighting Cosplay Party” at “The Barrister” by team Otaku Mode On

   15.06.2013 – 1st participation of a person from the Cosplay community in Greece as a jury member in a Cosplay contest abroad. “Cassiel Cosplay Photography” of “Cosplayers//GR” at “PlayExpo Zara Summer 2013” in Bulgaria

   28-30.06.2013 – 1st Videogames Convention with Cosplayers in Athens. “GameAthlon 2013” at the “Hellenic American Union” by “CowboyTV

   19-20.07.2013 – 2nd and last Japan & Anime Festival in Heraklion. “Animanga Festival” at the “Old Vegetable Market” by team “Animanga Festival

   26.07.2013 – 1st Cosplay event at a beach in Chalkidiki. “4Noise Anime Beach Party” at “Freedom Bar” by team “4Νoise

   27.07.2013 – 1st Cosplay event by team “Kawaii Gentleman Fox“. “Kawaii Gentleman Fox Grand Anime Treasure Hunt” at “Syntagma Square” in Athens

  10.08.2013 – 1st standalone mass Cosplay photoshoot in Thessaloniki. “1st Standalone Cosplay Photo / Video Shooting Thessaloniki” at “HANTH Park” by “Cosplayers//GR

   30.08.2013 – Start of Cosplay in Volos with the 1st Cosplay event and party.  “Anime Party” at “Toy Stories” by team “Anime Bakka” and “Bleach Fans” ( later part of “Oshare Play!” )

   12.09.2013 – 1st Cosplay makeup tutorial video in Greece. “Ryuk” from “Death Note” by “Maria Pol

   14.09.2013 – 1st treasure hunt with Cosplays in Thessaloniki. “Anime Treasure Hunt” by the store “AnimeHouse“. During “eGaming 2013” at the “Thessaloniki International Fair” by “CowboyTV

   15.09.2013 –  1st mass outdoor Cosplay photoshoot in a Convention in Thessaloniki. “Cosplay Photo / Video Shooting | eGaming 2013” at “HANTH Park“, byCosplayers//GR, during “eGaming 2013” at the “Thessaloniki International Fair” by “CowboyTV

  21.09.2013 –200th Cosplay event in Greece. “Hikari no Terra & Last Soul All-Stars Cosplay Event” at “Booze Cooperativa” in Athens by team “Hikari no Terra” and “Last Soul

   21.09.2013 – 1st Cosplay event by team “Hikari no Terra” and “Last Soul“. “Hikari no Terra & Last Soul All-Stars Cosplay Event” at “Booze Cooperativa” in Athens

   21-22.09.2013 – 1st Cosplay event by “Mangatellers“. “RuN Thessaloniki & Japanese Anime Marathon Day” at “Aristotelous Square” in Thessaloniki

   21-22.09.2013 – 1st Japan & Anime Festival with Cosplays in Thessaloniki. “RuN Thessaloniki & Japanese Anime Marathon Day” at “Aristotelous Square” in Thessaloniki by “Mangatellers

   21.09.2013 – 1st Cosplay Parkour Show in Thessaloniki and Greece. “RuN Thessaloniki & Japanese Anime Marathon Day at “Aristotelous Square” by “Mangatellers

   21.09.2013 – 1st and last clothing of a politician in Cosplay in Thessaloniki and Greece. “Sanji” from”One Piece” by mayor “Yiannis Boutaris” during “RuN Thessaloniki & Japanese Anime Marathon Day” by “Mangatellers

   29.09.2013 – 1st standlone mass outdoor Cosplay photoshoot by “Cosplayers//GR” in Athens, in cooperation with “SpirosK Photography“. “Naruto Cosplay Photo / Video Shooting” at “Zografou Campus

   08.11.2013 – 1st Cosplay event by team “Raven’s Lair“. “Raven’s Lair Grand Opening Cosplay Event” at “Skullbar” in Athens

   09.11.2013 – Start and end of Cosplay in Xanthi, with the 1st and last Cosplay event and party. “I Gefira Anime Manga Party” at “Democritus University of Thrace” by team “I Gefira

   30.11.2013 – 1st and last Cosplay event by store “ΛουΚούΜι“. “LouKouMi Cosplay Party” at “LouKouMi” in Athens

   30.11.2013 – 1st Cosplay event by team “Ai Sakura 愛桜“. “Ai Sakura 愛桜 Maid & Butler Themed Anime Party” at “Heliotropio” in Thessaloniki

   13-15.12.2013 – 1st and last collective Cosplay event by team “4Noise“, “Ai Sakura 愛桜” and”Otaku Mode On“. “Shinobi Alliance Otaku Day Fest” at “Harry’s Spot” and “Allegro” in Thessaloniki

   14.12.2013 – 1st Cospaly event by team “Gaayy Shes“. “Gaayy Shes 2nd Ladies Night Special Yaoi Christmas” at “Free Gallery” in Athens

   14.12.2013 – 1st and last Cosplay event in Patra. “Patras Otaku Club Anime Party” at “Patras University” by team “Patras Otaku Club

   14.12.2013 – Start of activities of photographer with the 4th largest amount of work in Greece and former member of “Cosplayers//GR“, “Mary Chan Cosplay & Photography

   23.12.2013 – 1st permanent column about Cosplay in an online magazine in Greece, by “Cassiel Cosplay Photography” of “Cosplayers//GR“. “To Tsarouhi tou Samurai“, issue 3

   26.12.2013 – 1st dance Cosplay video in Athens and Greece. “Matryoshka Vocaloid Dance” by “TrickandTreatProject

   26.12.2013 – 1st and last mass wishes video from dozens of Cosplayers all over Greece by “Cosplayers//GR“. “Cosplay Wishes 2013

2014



   03.01.2014 –
1st standalone Cosplay Workshop in Thessaloniki and Greece by the store “AnimeHouse

   01.02.2014 – 1st Cosplay event by the store “Otakustore.gr“. “Otakustore.gr 1st Birthday Party” at “Silver Dollar” in Thessaloniki

   15.02.2014 – 1st Cosplay event by radio station “Greek Otaku Radio” in Athens. “Greek Otaku Radio Birthday Party” at “Ostria

   15.02.2014 – 1st and last Cosplay event by radio station “Greek Otaku Radio“in Thessaloniki. “Greek Otaku Radio Birthday Party” at “The Barrister

   21.02.2014 – Start of Cosplay in Kavala with the 1st Cosplay event and party. “United Anime Fans Kavala Anime Party” at “The Small Cafe” by team “United Anime Fans Kavala

   22.02.2014 – Start of activities of photographer with the 3rd largest amount of work in Greece, “Dimitris Papadopoulos Photography” of “Cosplayers//GR

   01.03.2014 – 1st Cosplay event by team “Superstrange“. “Zombie Thriller Party 2014” at “Foundry Theater” in Athens

  02.03.2014 – 7th and last mass outdoor Cosplay photoshoot in Patra. “Patras Otaku Club Cosplay Photoshoot” at “High Alonia Square” by team “Patras Otaku Club

  02.03.2014 – 21st and last Cosplay event by team “Akai Panda“. “Akai Panda Carnival Cosplay Party” at “Ostria” in Athens

   28.03.2014 – 15th and last Cosplay event by “4Noise“. “4Noise 3rd Birthday Party: Light vs Dark” at “The Barrister” in Thessaloniki

   29.03.2014 – 3rdand last Cosplay event by team “Raven’s Lair“. “Raven’s Lair Dragonball Cosplay Event” at “Skullbar” in Athens

   03.04.2014 – 1st live action Cosplay video in Athens. “Dredd” by “Cosplay Corp” and “Gatrie G

   05.04.2014 – 1st 1080p/60fps Cosplay video in Athens. “Comicdom Con Athens 2014 Cosplay Contest” by “Cosplayers//GR

   06.04.2014 – 1st Cosplay event by “Supernatural Greece” in Thessaloniki. “Supernatural Greece Cosplay Event” at “Silver Dollar

   06.04.2014 – End of activities of the 1st Cosplay photographer in Greece.Speedgrapher” in Athens

   12.04.2014 – 1st Cosplay event by team “Street Production“. “Street Production Game of Thrones Day 2014” at “Excalibur-Avalon” in Athens

   10.05.2014 – 1st and last Crossplay event in Thessaloniki. “Ai Sakura 愛桜 Crossplay Genderbend Anime Party” at “Silver Dollar” by team “Ai Sakura 愛桜

   28.06.2014 – 3rd and last Cosplay event by team “Hikari no Terra“. “Hikari no Terra Summer League of Legends Cosplay Party” at “Booze Cooperativa” in Athens

   28-29.06.2014 – 1st Cosplay event by “Riot Games“. “Greek Legends” at “Tae Kwon Do Stadium” in Athens

   28.06.2014 – End of Cosplay in Volos with the 4th Cosplay event and party. “Oshare Play! Anime Party” at “My Place” by team “Oshare Play!

   02.07.2014 – 1st Cosplay walk in Thessaloniki and Greece. “Pokemon Walking Day” by “KanjiX

   10-11.08.2014 – 1st non mass outdoor Cosplay phootshoot in Kastoria, of one person. “Maggy Liana Cosplay” as “Nidalee” from “League of Legends

   12.08.2014 – Start and end of Cosplay in Chania, with the 1st and last Cosplay event and party. “Chania Otaku Club Cosplay Party” at “Deja Vu” by team “Chania Otaku Club

   15.08.2014 – 1st non mass outdoor Cosplay photoshoot in Euboea, of one person. “Bullet Witch Cosplay” as “Yuna” from “Final Fantasy X

   21.08.2014 – End of Cosplay in Rhodos with the 6th and last Cosplay event and party. “Ojama Brothers Anime Cosplay Event” at “Rival” by team “Ojama Brothers

   13.09.2014 – 1st Cosplay Show / Parade in a Convention in Thessaloniki. “eGaming 2014” at “Thessaloniki International Fair” by “CowboyTV

   23.09.2014 – 1st dance Cosplay video in Thessaloniki, by “Cosplayers//GR.  “Happy Greek Cosplay” at “Run Thessaloniki 2” at “White Tower” by “Mangatellers

   27.09.2014 – 1st Cosplay event by “Gamespace” and the store “InSpot“. “Gamespace & Inspot Cosplay Fan Art Party” at “Inspot Χαλάνδρι” in Athens

   03-04.10.2014 – 1st and last Fantasy Convention in Serres. “FantasyCon Serres” at “Themidos Pedestrian Street” by team “Dragon Tale” and “Seras Verve

   05.10.2014 – 1st and last Cosplay event by team “Greek Tolkien Society” and the store “Excalibur Bar“. “Excalibur opens the gates of Middle-Earth” at “St. John’s Caesarean Park” in Athens

   02.11.2014 – 6th and last Cosplay event by team “Tsuyoi Sofu. Tsuyoi Sofu Cosplay Party” at “Herlin” in Heraklion.

   30.11.2014 – 1st Cosplay event by store “House of Games“. “House of Games Anime Party” at “House of Games” in Athens

   07.12.2014 – 100th non mass outdoor Cosplay photoshoot in Greece. “Thanatos Industries” as “Ezio Auditore da Firenze” from “Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood” and “Irene Astral” as “Astrid” from “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” at “Parnes” in Athens, by “SpirosK Photography

   14.12.2014 – 1st and last Cosplay event by foreign languages center “Ekonomakou“. “Anime Party” στο “Foreign Language Center Ekonomakou” in Athens

   27.12.2014 – 1st standalone outdoor Cosplayparade in Athens. Christmas Cosplay Parade” at “Syntagma Square” by “Hiryū

2015



   08.02.2015 –
1st and last collective Cosplay event by the stores “AnimeHouse” and “Cosmic Realms” and team “Mangatellers“. “Star Wars Thessaloniki Launch Party” at “AnimeHouse” in Thessaloniki

  18.02.2015 –300th Cosplay event in Greece. “Gamespace & Inspot Time Machine Cosplay Party” at “Inspot Panormou” in Athens και στο “Inspot Rotonda” in Thessaloniki

   18.02.2015 – 4th and last Cosplay event by “Gamespace” and th store “InSpot“. “Gamespace & Inspot Time Machine Cosplay Party” at “Inspot Panormou” in Athens

   18.02.2015 – 1st and last Coslay event by “Gamespace” and the store “InSpot” in Thessaloniki. “Gamespace & Inspot Time Machine Cosplay Party” at “Inspot Rotonda

   26.02.2015 – Start of “Cosplayers//GR” ‘s Facebook Page and Twitter, the one and only big community of Greek Cosplay

   01.03.2015 – 3rd and last Cosplay event by radio station “Greek Otaku Radio“. “Greek Otaku Radio 2nd Year Party” at “Abacus” in Athens

   07.03.2015 – 1st collective Cosplay event by team “Le Ciel” and the store “Otakustore.gr” in Thessaloniki. “Le Ciel ft. Otakustore.gr: J-Rocking Party!” at “Silver Dollar

   14.03.2015 – 1st and last Cosplay event by the store “Bizz“. “Cosplay Party” at “Bizz” in Athens

   14.03.2015 – End of Cosplay in Serres with the 6th and last Cosplay evetn and 5th Cosplay party. “Seras Verve 2nd Year Birthday Party” at “Resalto Pub” by team “Seras Verve

   05.04.2015 – 2nd Videogames Convention with Cosplayers in Athens. “Digital Universe” at “New York College” by “Gamespace” and “Techmaniacs

   13.04.2015 – 1st mass outdoor Cosplay photoshoot in Drama. “Haikyuu! Photoshoot” by “Dorks in Disguise

   15.04.2015 – 1st non mass outdoor Cosplay photoshoot in Drama, of one person. “Spades Konnid” as “Ciel Phantomhive” from “Kuroshitsuji” by “Dorks in Disguise

   24-26.04.2015 – 1st Cosplay photo gallery in Athens and Greece, by “SpirosK Photography“. “Comicdom Con Athens 2015” at the “Hellenic American Union

   08-10.05.2015 – 1st Comics Convention with Cosplayers in Thessaloniki.The Comic Con” at “Port Warehouse C’

   09.05.2015 – 1st foreign guest Cosplayer in Thessaloniki and Greece. “Cyehra Cosplay” at “The Comic Con” at “Port Warehouse C’

   09.05.2015 – 1st Cosplay Workshop in a Convention in Thessaloniki and Greece. “Cosplay Workshop” by “Cyehra Cosplay” at “The Comic Con” at “Port Warehouse C’

   10.05.2015 – 1st non standalone outdoor Cosplay Parade in a Convention in Thessaloniki and Greece. Cosplay Photo / Video Shooting & Cosplay Parade | The Comic Con” by “Cosplayers//GR” at “HANTH Park“, during “The Comic Con” at “Port Warehouse C’

   26.06.2015 – 1st Cosplay event by team “Koi Play“. “Koi Play Ultimate Fighting Day” at “Harry’s Spot” in Thessaloniki

   26.06.2015 – 1st and last Cosplay event by “Lama Games TV“. “Batman: Arkham Knight Launch Event” at “Battlenet Pefkakia” in Athens

   11.07.2015 – 2nd and last collective Cosplay event by team “Le Ciel” and the store “Otakustore.gr” in Thessaloniki. “Le Ciel Season 8 Party Salonica Edition” at “Silver Dollar

   12.07.2015 – 1st non mass outdoor Cosplay photoshoot in Lagonisi, of two persons. “Ailiroy” and “RenePolumorfous” as “Dark Elf Gatekeeper & Elf Moonlight Sentinel” from “Lineage 2” by “SpirosK Photography

   18.07.2015 – 9th and last Cosplay event by team “Kawaii Gentleman Fox“. “Kawaii Gentleman Fox Grand Anime Treasure Hunt 3rd” at “Syntagma Square” in Athens

  28.08.2015 – 1st mass outdoor Cosplay photoshoot at a pool in Athens and Greece.League of Legends Pool Party 2015” at “Spa Parne” by “SpirosK Photography

  19.09.2015 – 200th Cosplay event in Athens. “Glc Sekai Ecchi Tribute Cosplay Party” at “Psipsina” by team “Glc Sekai

   19.09.2015 – 14th and last Cosplay event by team “Glc Sekai“. “Glc Sekai Ecchi Tribute Cosplay Party” στο “Psipsina” in Athens

   19.09.2015 – Start of Cosplay in Korinthos with the 2st Cosplay event and party and outdoor Cosplay photoshoot. “Cosplay Korinthos 2015” at “Goody’s Burger House” by team “Korinthos Cosplay

  20.09.2015 – 1st Cosplay Stand in a Cosplay event by “Cosplayers//GR” in Thessaloniki and Greece. “RuN Thessaloniki 3” at “White Tower” by team “Mangatellers

   20.09.2015 – 1st Cosplay Selfie video in Thessaloniki and Greece, by “Cosplayers//GR“. “RuN Thessaloniki 3” at “White Tower” by team “Mangatellers

   26-27.09.2015 – 1st Cosplay Workshop in a Convention in Athens. Cosplay Workshop for Beginners” by “Ailiroy“, “Godric” & “RenePolumorfous“, at “Digital Universe #2” at “New York College” by “Gamespace” & “Techmaniacs

   03-04.10.2015 – 1st Fantasy Convention with Cosplayers in Athens and Greece. “ΦantastiCon 2015” at the “Hellenic American Union

   28.10.2015 – End of permanent column about Cosplay, by “Cassiel Cosplay Photography” of “Cosplayers//GR“, in online magazine “To Tsarouhi tou Samurai“, issue 13, because of the magazine’s closure. 

   14-15.11.2015 – 2nd Comics Convention with Cosplayers in Athens. “AthensCon 2015” at “Tae Kwon Do Stadium

   14.11.2015 – 1st foreign guest Cosplayer in a Convention in Athens. “Tabitha Lyons” at “AthensCon 2015” at “Tae Kwon Do Stadium

   14.11.2015 – 1st Cosplay Panel in Athens and Greece. All about Cosplay” by “Tabitha Lyons” at “AthensCon 2015” at “Tae Kwon Do Stadium

   22.11.2015 – Cosplayers team and later union about “Star Wars” in Greece. “Star Wars Hellenic Academy” in Athens

   04.12.2015 – 1st and last non mass Cosplay photshoot in Korinthos, of one person. “Dimitris Papadopoulos Photography” of “Cosplayers//GR” as “Derek C. Simmons” from “Resident Evil 6” by “Lazaros Koriatopoulos Official

   12.12.2015 – 1st and last Cosplay event by “Polichoros“. “Star Wars The Force Awakens Pre-Party” at “Polichoros” in Athens

   19.12.2015 – 100th mass outdoor Cosplay Photoshoot in Greece. “59th Pre-‘Cosplay Party’ Photoshooting” at “HANTH Park” in Thessaloniki by “Cosplayers//GR

   30.12.2015 – 1st television advert with Cosplayers in Greece. “League of Legends Prepaid Card” by “Public

2016



   05.02.2016 –
61th and last Cosplay event by team Le Ciel“. “Le Ciel The Silent Hill Experience Greece 3” at “Death Disco” in Athens

   13.02.2016 – 1st Cosplay Gala in Thessaloniki and Greece. “Jap団 Dan Gala” at “Aniline Dancetheatre” by team “Jap団 Dan

   20.02.2016 – End of Cosplay in Kavala with the 3rd and last Cosplay event and party. “United Anime Fans Kavala Anime Party” at “Gnet” by team “United Anime Fans Kavala

   27.02.2016 – 6th and last Cosplay event by team “Gaayy Shes“. “Gaayy Shes New Years Yaoi Cosplay Party” at “Psipsina” in Athens

   04.03.2016 – 1st and last non mass outdoor Cosplay photoshoot in Kavala, of one person. “Dragonight” as “Stormtrooper” from “Star Wars” by “Raikoh Cosplay

   06.03.2016 – 1st Star Wars Convention with Cosplayers in Thessaloniki and Greece. “ForceCon at “WE” by team “Mangatellers

   12.03.2016 – 1st Cosplay event by team Anime Greek Lovers • ᴗ • “. “Anime Greek Lovers Carnival Party” at “Sensei Cafe” in Athens

  13.03.2016 – 100τth Cosplay event in Thessaloniki. “Otakustore.gr The Cosplay & Masquerade Party 2016” at “WE” by the store “Otakustore.gr

   26.03.2016 – End of activities of photographer with the 2nd largest amount of work in Greece and former member of , “Adventurer Photography

   02.04.2016 – 2ns and last Cosplay event by team “Koi Play“. “Koi Play Ultimate Fighting Day: Round 2” at “WE” in Thessaloniki

   01-03.04.2016 – 1st Cosplay appearance in existing Retro Convention in Athens and Greece. “Vintage Toys 2016” at “Technopolis” by the store “Vintage Toys

   09-10.04.2016 – 1st Technology Festival with Cosplays in Thessaloniki. “Digital Culture Festival 2016” at “IEK Delta” by “IEK Delta

   09-10.04.2016 – 1st Cosplay photo exhibition in Thessaloniki, by “Cosplayers//GR“. “Digital Culture Festival 2016” at “IEK Delta” by “IEK Delta

   09-10.04.2016 – 1st Cosplay Photobooth by “Cosplayers//GR” in Thessalonik. “Digital Culture Festival 2016” at “IEK Delta” by “IEK Delta

   06-08.05.2016 – 1st Cosplay Stand in a Convention by “Cosplayers//GR” in Thessaloniki. “The Comic Con 2” at “Port Warehouse C’

   22.05.2016 – Start of “Cosplayers//GR” ‘s Instagram, the one and only big community of Greek Cosplay

   24.06.2016 – 5th and last Cosplay event by team “Ai Sakura 愛桜“. “Ai Sakura 愛桜 Maid & Butler Themed Anime Party” at “Iliotropio” in Thessaloniki

   01.07.2016 – 1st music Cosplay video in Athens and Greece. “Hetalia USAxUK: This Is Gospel” by “Dimi Hi-Owo

   24.07.2016 – End of Cosplay in Kalamata with the 7th Cosplay event and party. “Kuroi Hana Japan Anime Party” at “Boukadoura” by team “Kuroi Hana

   05.09.2016 – 1st Cosplay unboxing video in Greece by “Horo von Kaida Cosplay

   07.09.2016 – 1st and last non mass outdoor Cosplay photoshoot in Limnos, of one person. “Peny Zografou” as “Jack Sparrow” from “Pirates of the Caribbean” by “Konstantinos Evgenidis

   23-25.09.2016 – 1st Cosplay Alley in Athens and Greece. “Digital Universe #3” at “New York College” by “Gamespace” & “Techmaniacs

  23-25.09.2016 – 1st Cosplay Stand and Cosplay photo exhibition by “Cosplayers//GR” in Athens. “Digital Universe #3” at “New York College” by “Gamespace” & “Techmaniacs

   01-02.10.2016 – 1st Japan & Anime Convention with Cosplayers in Thessaloniki and Greece. “RuN Thessaloniki 4: AnimeCon” at “‘Ioannis Velidis’ Convention Center” by team “Mangatellers

   01-02.10.2016 – 1st Cosplay Alley in Thessaloniki. “RuN Thessaloniki 4: AnimeCon” at “‘Ioannis Velidis’ Convention Center” by team “Mangatellers

   01.10.2016 – 1st Cosplay Panel in Thessaloniki. “RuN Thessaloniki 4: AnimeCon” at “‘Ioannis Velidis’ Convention Center” by team “Mangatellers

   01.10.2016 – 1st themed Cosplay Photoshoot Area in Thessaloniki and Greece. “RuN Thessaloniki 4: AnimeCon” at “‘Ioannis Velidis’ Convention Center” by team “Mangatellers

   15.10.2016 – End of Cosplay in Korinthos with the 2nd and last Cosplay event and party και outdoor Cosplay photoshoot. “Cosplay Korinthos 2016” at “Korinthos Bowling Center” by team “Korinthos Cosplay

   19.10.2016 – 200th non mass outdoor Cosplay photoshoot in Greece. “Orca’s Cosplay” and “Pollymatsu Cosplay” as “Ritsu Onodera” & “Takano Masamune” from “Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi” at the “White Tower”  in Thessaloniki

   24.10.2016 – Cosplayers team about “Star Trek” in Greece. “Star Trek Hellenic Federation” in Athens

   25.10.2016 – 1st participation of a Cosplayers team at a non-profit charitable cause focusing on children in Greece. “Star Wars Hellenic Academy” and other cosplayers in cooperation with team “Mangatellers” and “Make-a-Wish Greece” to fulfill little John’s wish to live a Star Wars experience in Athens

   29.10.2016 – 1st Rap Battle  video with Cosplays in Greece. “Superman vs Batman” by “LPDudes

   09.11.2016 – 1st Cosplay event by “Cosplayers//GR” in Athens and Greece. “CosplayersGR & Sensei Cafe Meeting” at “Sensei Cafe

03-04.12.2016 – 1st time over 300 Cosplays in a Cosplay event in Greece. “AthensCon 2016” at “Tae Kwon Do Stadium” in Athens

   03.12.2016 – 1st wrestling match with Cosplays in Athens and Greece. “AthensCon 2016 at “Tae Kwon Do Stadium

  04.12.2016 – Over 5000 Cosplays in ttoal reached in Athens. “AthensCon 2016” at “Tae Kwon Do Stadium” in Athens

   23.12.2016 – 1st and last standalone Cosplay event by team “Eighties Nineties Nostalgia” in Athens. “The Nostalgic Effect” at “Second Skin

2017



   06.01.2017 –
16th and last Cosplay event by the store “AnimeHouse” and the team “Oshare Play!” in Thessaloniki. “AnimeHouse & Oshare Play! The AnimeHouse 4th Birthday” at “8ball

   31.01.2017 – 1st Cosplayers team and later union with a non-profit charitable cause focusing on children with disabilities in Greece. “Super Heroes GR” in Athens

   28-29.01.2017 –1st and last Videogames Convention with Cosplays by the storeInspotin Athens. “eSports Innovation 2017” at the “Tae Kwon Do Stadium

   11.02.2017 – 1st theatrical play with cosplays in Athens and Greece. Techou: The Notebook” at “Art & Culture Lamp” by team “Akatsuki

   11.02.2017 – 1st and last non mass outdoor Cosplay photoshoot in Heraklion, of one person. “Cheyrith” as “Mikasa Ackerman” from “Attack on Titan

   18.02.2017 – 2nd and last Cosplay Gala in Thessaloniki and Greece. “Jap団 Dan Gala” at “Aniline Dancetheatre” by team “Jap団 Dan

   18-19.02.2017 – 4th and last Cosplay event by team “Street Production“. “Kallithea Cosplay Fiesta 2017” at the “Kallithea Municipal Theatre” in Athens

   17-18.03.2017 – 1st and last Hobby Convention with Cosplays ain Athens and Greece.  “Hobby Fair Play” at the “Peace & Friendship Stadium” by “Skywalker

   18-19.03.2017 – 1s Cosplay appearance in existing 3rd Videogames Convention in Athens. “Xbox Arena Festival: Volume 2” at “Gazi Music Hall” by “Microsoft“.

   25.03.2017 – 1st collective Cosplay event by “Cosplayers//GR“, “I love Anime & Manga too” & “One Piece Greek Fans“. “Cosplayers//GR, I love Anime & Manga too & One Piece Greek Fans Spring Meeting” at “Sensei Cafe” in Athens

  02.04.2017 – 1st mass outdoor Cosplay photoshoot in a skating rink  in Athens and Greece. “Yuri!!! on Ice Cosplay Meet Up” at “Ice n’ Skate” by “Dimitris Papadopoulos Photography” of “Cosplayers//GR“. Organized by “Hell-N Cosplay“.

  21.04.2017 – 400th Cosplay event in Greece. “Anime Greek Lovers Spring Meeting” at “Sensei Cafe” in Athens by team Anime Greek Lovers • ᴗ •

   05-07.05.2017 – 1st Cosplay Repair Station in Thessaloniki and Greece, by “Cosplayers//GR“. “The Comic Con 3” at “Port Warehouse C’

07.05.2017 – 1st time with over 100 Cosplays in an outdoor cosplay photoshoot in Greece. “Cosplay Photo / Video Shoot & Cosplay Parade | The Comic Con 3“, by “Cosplayers//GR“, related to “The Comic Con 3” at “Port Warehouse C’” in Thessaloniki 

  07.05.2017 – 10000 in total reached in Greece. “The Comic Con 3” at “Port Warehouse C’” in Thessaloniki 

   27.05.2017 – 2nd collective Cosplay event by Anime Greek Lovers • ᴗ •“, “Cosplayers//GR“, “I love Anime & Managa too” & “One Piece Greek Fans“. “Anime Greek Lovers, Cosplayers//GR, I love Anime & Manga too & One Piece Greek Fans Ultimate Meeting” at “Sensei Cafe” in Athens

   08-09.07.2017 – 1st Cosplay Repair Station in Athens, by “Cosplayers//GR. “GameAthlon 4” at “Tae Kwon Do Stadium” by “CowboyTV

   25.07.2017 – 1st and last non mass outdoor Cosplay photoshoot in Chios, of one person. “Erinto” as “Link” from “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” by “Despoina Livanou

  04.08.2017 – 1st Cosplay event by the store “eFantasy” in cooperation with the store “Cybercut“. “eFantasy & Cybercut Cosplay Party” at “Cybercut“, in Heraklion,

   30.09-01.10.2017 – New Videogames Convention with Cosplayers by “Gamespace“. “Digital Expo 2017” ( formerly “Digital Universe” ) at “Peristeri Convention Center

   25-26.11.2017 – New and last Videogames Convention with Cosplayers by “Techmaniacs“. “Digital 360” ( formerly “Digital Universe” ) at “Peristeri Convention Center

   23.12.2017 – Last collective Cosplay event by “Cosplayers//GR” and “I love Anime & Manga too“. “Cosplayers//GR & I love Anime & Manga too Special Anime Xmas Meeting” at “Sensei Cafe” in Athens

2018



   11.02.2018 –
1st and last Cosplay event by the store “No Label X“. “No Label X Carnival Cosplay Party” at “No Label X” in Athens

   17.02.2018 – 8th and last Cosplay event by “Supernatural Greece“. “Supernatural Greece Cosplay Event” at “Silver Dollar” in tThessaloniki

   11.03.2018 – 1st and last non mass outdoor Cosplay photoshoot in Halkidiki , of one person. “Horo von Kaida Cosplay” as “Uther” from “Heroes of the Storm” by “Effie T. Photography

   21.04.2018 – 1st and last non mass outdoor Cosplay photoshoot in Alexandria, of one person. “Inna Perina Cosplay & Art” as “Sophie Hatter” from “Howl’s Moving Castle

   21-22.04.2018 – 1st Fantasy Convention with Cosplayers in Thessaloniki. “Fantasmagoria 2018” at the “City Hall

   31.05.2018 – 1st issue of online Greek Cosplay magazine, “Cosplay Line

   02.06.2018 – 1st Cosplay Show / Parade in a Convention in Athens. “GameAthlon Summer 2018” at the “Tae Kwon Do Stadium” by “CowboyTV

   02-03.06.2018 – 1st Cosplay Photobooth by “Cosplayers//GR” in Αθήνα. “GameAthlon Summer 2018 at the “Tae Kwon Do Stadium” by “CowboyTV

   10.08.2018 – 1st non mass outdoor Cosplay photoshoot in Rhodos. “Cassiopi-Cosplay” as “Luna Lovegood” from “Harry Potter

   02.09.2018 – 1st themed Cosplay Cafe by”Highness Cosplay” in Athens and Greece. “Boku no Hero Cafe” at “Gelato

   08-16.09.2018 – 1st and last Videogames Convention with Cosplays by the store “Inspot” in Thessaloniki. “Hall of Games” at the “Thessaloniki international Fair

   16.09.2018 – 1st 4Κ/60fps Cosplay video in Thessaloniki and Greece. “Hall of Games Cosplay Contest” by “Cosplayers//GR

   29.09.2018 – 1st 4Κ/60fps Cosplay video in Athens. “Digital Expo 2018 Cosplay Panel” by “Cosplayers//GR

   30.09.2018 – 5th and last issue of online Greek cosplay magazine, “Cosplay Line

01-02.12.2018 – 1st time over 600 Cosplays in a Cosplay event in Greece. “AthensCon 2018” at “Tae Kwon Do Stadium” in Athens

01-02.12.2018 – Establishment of internationally recognized Star Wars Cosplayer team  “501st Legion“‘s Greek annex by “Star Wars Hellenic Academy“.  “501st Legion Hellenic Outpost” at “AthensCon 2018” at “Tae Kwon Do Stadium” in Athens

   03.11.2018 – 1st Cosplay event by team “Otaku Play“. “Otaku Play Big Halloween Party” at “Bums” in Athens

   15.12.2018 – 1st Cosplay event by team “Athens Cosplay“. “Athens Cosplay Santa’s Cosplay Party Night” at “O.n.o.m.a.” in Athens

   16.12.2018 – 21st and last Cosplay event by “Jap団 Dan“. “Jap団 Dan Anime & Cosplay Party” at “Silver Dollar” in Thessaloniki

2019



   17.03.2019 –
1st Japan & Anime Convention in Athens. “Japan Festival” at “New York College” by “Athens Bushido Center” and “New York College” in cooperation with “Cosplayers//GR“. Organizing all of the event’s Pop Culture content, graphics, advertisement and  Social Media managing by “Cosplayers//GR

   06.04.2019 – 1st and last themed Cosplay Cafe by “Salamander Cosplay & Photography” and “Lina Kiryu“. “Pokemon Cafe” at “Gelato” in Athens

  21.04.2019 – 10000 Cosplays reached in Athens in total. “Comicdom Con Athens 2019” at the “Hellenic American Union

   02.05.2019 – 1st commercial music video with Cosplays in Greece. “Comics” by “Dimitris Mentzelos” related to “The Comic Con 5” at “‘Ioannis Velidis’ Convention Center” in Thessaloniki

   10-12.05.2019 – 1st opportunity to get acquainted with Cosplay creation materials in Thessaloniki and Greece, by “Cosplayers//GR“. “The Comic Con 5” at “‘Ioannis Velidis’ Convention Center

   11.05.2019 – 300th non mass outdoor Cosplay photoshoot in Greece. “Constance Neverland Cosplay” as “Alice” from “Alice in Wonderland” at the “National Garden” in Athens, by “Magdalene Krzesniak

  27-30.06.2019 – 1st Cosplay appearance in 2nd existing Retro Convention in Athens. “Athens Retro Festival 2019” at “Old Car Station OSY

   13.07.2019 – 1st Cosplayer with 100 Cosplays in Greece. “Bullet Witch Cosplay” as “Cuddle Team Leader” from “Fortnite

   13-14.07.2019 – 1st opportunity to get acquainted with Cosplay creation materials in Athens, by “Cosplayers//GR“. “GameAthlon Summer 2019” at “Tae Kwon Do Stadium” by “CowboyTV

   14.07.2019 – 1st dance show with Cosplays in a Convention in Athens and Greece. “K/DA – Pop/Stars” from “League of Legends” by “Dazzling Yvaine“, “Elina Baradie” “Efstathia Nikoleta” & “Kate’s Art Corner” as dance team “The FullHouse“, at “GameAthlon Summer 2019” at “Tae Kwon Do Stadium” by “CowboyTV

   04.08.2019 – Creation of the ultimate shopping guide for Cosplay in Greece, by “Cosplayers//GR

   15.09.2019 – 1st Cosplay Cafe by “Hell-N Cosplay“. “Free! Cafe Event” at “Sensei Cafe” in Athens

   28-29.09.2019 – 1st Comics Convention with Cosplayers in  Heraklion. “Cretan Comic Con” at “Youth Center

   05-06.10.2019 – 5th and last Cosplay event by “ΦantastiCon“. “ΦantastiCon 2019” at the “Hellenic American Union” in Athens

   12-13.10.2019 – 1st non standalone outdoor Cosplay Parade by “Allou Fun Park“. “Allou Fun Park Halloween Cosplay Horror Parade” at “Allou Fun Park” in Athens by CowboyTV

2020


   01.03.2020 – Temporary long term suspension of physical Cosplay events in Greece due to Covid-19 pandemic

   01.03.2020 – End of the long running physical presence, complete coverages, Cosplay listings and multiple services provided towards Cosplayers at Cosplay events by “Cosplayers//GR” and exclusive focus on its online work in anticipation of its upcoming website

   20.12.2020 – Start of “Cosplayers//GR” ‘s Website, the one and only big community of Greek Cosplay. The A and Z of Greek Cosplay. The whole Greek Cosplay community in one place

   27.12.2020 – 1st online Cosplay Contest stream consisting of Cosplay video submissions by Cosplayers in Greece.  “GameAtlhon Online” by “CowboyTV

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