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OFFICIAL GREEK COSPLAY INFORMATION & STATISTICS

ALL OFFICIAL GREEK COSPLAY STATISTICS & INFORMATION ( until 30.11.2020 )


  • Existence in Greece: 26.02.2006 – Today ( 15+ years )
  • 13 Cities, where Cosplay events take / took place
  • 479 Commercial Events
  • 132 Mass Outdoor Photoshoots
  • 19301 Cosplays ( including Cosplay repetitions by the same person in multiple events )
  • 1959 Cosplays outside of events & mass cosplay photoshoots ( 8,1% of total )
  • ~3450 Cosplayers in Greece until today
  • ~900 active Cosplayers in Greece during the current season
  • ~3700 different characters from 1450 sources until today
  • – Male: ~1170 ( 34% )
  • – Female: ~2280 ( 66% )

TOP 10 EVENTS BY COSPLAY TOTAL


TOP 10 ORGANISERS BY EVENT TOTAL ( 58,2% of total )


TOP 10 COSPLAYERS BY COSPLAY TOTAL


TOP 15 COSPLAY SOURCES ( 37,5% of total )


TOP 15 COSPLAY CHARACTERS ( 9,6% of total )


TOP 5 COSPLAY PHOTOGRAPHER BY WORK


CASSIEL COSPLAY PHOTOGRAPHY

||| Events Covered: 152 ||| Outdoor Photoshoots: 105 ||| Cosplays Shot: 9050+ ( 1950+ extra abroad ) ||| City: Athens & Thessaloniki ||| Start: 12.06.2009 ||| End: 01.03.2020 ||| Covered Event & Mass Outdoor Photoshoot List ||| Links: Facebook , Facebook , Group , Youtube , TwitterInstagram , Instagram , Cure WorldCosplay , Cosplay.com ||| Photographer Feature & Interview |||


DIMITRIS PAPADOPOULOS PHOTOGRAPHY

||| Events Covered: 88 ||| Outdoor Photoshoots: 43 ||| Cosplays Shot: 2750+ ( 300+ extra abroad ) ||| City: Athens & Thessaloniki ||| Start: 22.02.2014 ||| End: 19.01.2020 ||| Covered Event & Mass Outdoor Photoshoot List ||| Links: Facebook , FacebookGroup , YoutubeYoutube , TwitterTwitter , InstagramInstagram , Deviantart , Cure WorldCosplay ||| Photographer Feature & Interview |||


ADVENTURER PHOTOGRAPHY

||| Covered Events: 94 ||| Outdoor Photoshoots: 66 ||| Cosplays Shot: 2260+ ||| City: Thessaloniki ||| Start: 20.12.2007 ||| End: 26.03.2016 ||| Covered Event & Mass Outdoor Photoshoot List ||| Links: Facebook |||


MARY CHAN COSPLAY & PHOTOGRAPHY

||| Events Covered: 69 ||| Outdoor Photoshoots: 50 ||| Cosplays Shot: 2025+ ( 200+ extra abroad ) ||| City: Athens & Thessaloniki ||| Start: 14.12.2013 ||| End: 29.02.2020 ||| Covered Event & Mass Outdoor Photoshoot List ||| Links: Facebook , Instagram , Deviantart |||


SPIROSK PHOTOGRAPHY

||| Events Covered: 65 ||| Outdoor Photoshoots: 76 ||| Cosplays Shot: 1950+ ( 2750+ extra abroad ) ||| Start: 12.09.2009 ||| Covered Event & Mass Outdoor Photoshoot List ||| Links: Page , FacebookYoutube , Twitter , Instagram , Cure WorldCosplay ||| Photographer Feature & Interview |||


GREEK CONVENTIONS


ATHENS RETRO FESTIVAL

||| Date: June ||| Duration: 4 days ||| City: Athens ||| Location: Technopolis ||| Type: Convention ||| Category: Retro ||| Events: 1 ||| Visitors: ~8.000 ||| Cosplays: 14 ||| Cosplay Contest: Yes ||| Cosplay Show: No ||| Entrance: Yes ||| Organiser: Athens Retro Festival ||| Links: Page , Facebook , FacebookYoutube , Twitter , Instagram |||


ATHENSCON

||| Date: December ||| Duration: 2 days ||| CityAthens ||| Location: Tae Kwon Do Stadium  |||  TypeConvention ||| CategoryComics & Movies & Series ||| Events: 5 ||| Visitors: ~20.000 ||| Cosplays: 734 ||| Cosplay Contest: No ||| Cosplay Show: No ||| Entrance: Yes ||| Organiser: AthensCon ||| Links: Page , Facebook , Youtube ,  Instagram , Twitter |||


COMIC N' PLAY

||| Date: November ||| Duration: 3 days ||| City: Thessaloniki ||| Location: Port Warehouse C’ ||| Type: Convention ||| Category: Comics ||| Events: 3 ||| Visitors: ~3.000 ( unique ) ||| Cosplays: 55 ||| Cosplay Contest: Νο ||| Cosplay Show: No ||| Entrance: No ||| Organiser: Comic ‘N’ Play ||| Links: Page , Facebook , YoutubeInstagram |||


COMICDOM CON ATHENS

||| Date: April ||| Duration: 3 days ||| City: Athens ||| Location: Hellenic American Union  |||| Type: Convention ||| Category: Comics ||| Events: 11 ||| Visitors: ~12.000 ||| Cosplays: 397 ||| Cosplay Contest: Yes ( Euro Cosplay preliminaries ) ||| Cosplay Show: No ||| Entrance: Yes ||| Organiser: Comicdom ||| Links: Page , Facebook , Group , Youtube , Twitter , Instagram |||


CRETAN COMIC CON

||| Date: September ||| Duration: 2 days ||| City: Heraklion ||| Location: Youth Center ||| Type: Convention ||| Category: Comics ||| Events: 1 ||| Visitors: ~3.000 ||| Cosplays: 33 ||| Cosplay Contest: Yes ||| Cosplay Show: No ||| Entrance: No ||| Organiser: Cretan Comic Con ||| Links: Page , Facebook , Instagram |||


DIGITAL EXPO

||| Date: September ||| Duration: 2 days ||| City: Athens ||| Location: Peristeri Convention Center ||| Type: Convention ||| Category: Videogames ||| Events: 7 ||| Visitors: ~20.000 ||| Cosplays: 280 ||| Cosplay Contest: No ||| Cosplay Show: Yes ||| Entrance: Yes ( Cosplayers free ) ||| Organiser: Gamespace ||| Links: Page , Facebook , TwitterInstagram |||


EGAMING

||| Date: September ||| Duration: 9 days ||| City: Thessaloniki ||| Location: Thessaloniki International Fair  ||| Type: Convention ||| Category: Videogames ||| Events: 8 ||| Visitors: ~100.000 ||| Cosplays: 124 ||| Cosplay Contest: Yes ||| Cosplay Show: Yes ||| Entrance: Yes ||| Organiser: CowboyTV ||| Links: Page , Facebook |||


FANTASMAGORIA

||| Date: April ||| Duration: 2 days ||| City: Thessaloniki ||| Location: City Hall ||| Type: Convention ||| Category: Fantasy ||| Events: 2 ||| Visitors: ~5.000 ( unique ) ||| Cosplays: 22 ||| Cosplay Contest: No ||| Cosplay Show: Yes ||| Entrance: No ||| Organiser: Fantasmagoria ||| Links: Page , Facebook , Youtube , Twitter , Instagram |||


FANTASY FESTIVAL

||| Date: September ||| Duration: 2 days ||| CityAthens ||| Location: Hellenic American Union  ||| TypeConvention ||| CategoryFantasy ||| Events: – ||| Visitors:- ||| Cosplays: – ||| Cosplay Contest: Yes ||| Cosplay Show: No ||| Entrance: Νο ||| Organiser: Fantasy Festival ||| Links: Page , Facebook , Youtube , Instagram  |||


FORCECON

||| Date: December ||| Duration: 2 days ||| City: Thessaloniki ||| Location: Ioannis Vellidis Convention Center  ||| Type: Convention ||| Category: Movies & Series ||| Events: 2 ||| Visitors: ~1.500 ( unique ) ||| Cosplays: 41 ||| Cosplay Contest: No ||| Cosplay Show: Νο ||| Entrance: Yes ||| Organiser: Mangatellers ||| Links: Facebook |||


GAMEATHLON

||| Date: January & June ||| Duration: 2 days ||| City: Athens ||| Location: Tae Kwon Do Stadium ||| Type: Convention ||| Category: Videogames ||| Events: 9 ||| Visitors: ~27.500 ||| Cosplays: 410 ||| Cosplay Contest: Yes ||| Cosplay Show: Yes ||| Entrance: Yes ( Cosplayers free ) ||| Organiser:  CowboyTV ||| Links: Page , Facebook Youtube ,  Instagram |||


HALL OF GAMES

||| Date: September ||| Duration: 9 days ||| City: Thessaloniki ||| Location: Thessaloniki International Fair  ||| Type: Convention ||| Category: Videogames ||| Events: 1 ||| Visitors: ~100.000 ||| Cosplays: 121 ||| Cosplay Contest: Yes ||| Cosplay Show: No ||| Entrance: Yes ||| Organiser: InSpot ||| Links: Page , Facebook , Instagram |||


JAPAN FESTIVAL

||| Date: March ||| Duration: 1 day ||| City: Athens ||| Location: New York College ||| Type: Convention ||| Category: Japan & Anime ||| Events: 1 ||| Visitors: ~5.500 ||| Cosplays: 76 ||| Cosplay Contest: No ||| Cosplay Show: No ||| Entrance: No ||| Organiser: Japan Festival ||| Links: Page , Facebook , Youtube , Twitter , Instagram |||


RUN THESSALONIKI

||| Date: October ||| Duration: 1 day ||| City: Thessaloniki ||| Location: Ioannis Vellidis Convention Center  ||| Type: Convention ||| Category: Japan & Anime ||| Events: 5 ||| Visitors: ~8.000 ||| Cosplays: 124 ||| Cosplay Contest: No ||| Cosplay Show: No ||| Entrance: Yes ||| Organiser: Mangatellers ||| Links: Page , Page , Facebook , Youtube , Twitter , Instagram |||


THE COMIC CON

||| Date: May ||| Duration: 3 days ||| City: Thessaloniki ||| Location: Ioannis Vellidis Convention Center ||| Type: Convention ||| Category: Comics ||| Events: 5 ||| Visitors: ~12.000 ||| Cosplays: 351 ||| Cosplay Contest: Νο ||| Cosplay Show: No ||| Entrance: Yes ||| Organiser: The Comic Con ||| Links: Page , Facebook , Youtube , Twitter , Instagram |||


VINTAGE TOYS

||| Date: May ||| Duration: 3 days ||| City: Athens ||| Location: Technopolis ||| Type: Convention ||| Category: Retro ||| Events: 3 ||| Visitors: ~35.000 ||| Cosplays: 17 ||| Cosplay Contest: Yes ||| Cosplay Show: No ||| Entrance: Yes ( Cosplayers free ) ||| Organiser: Vintage Toys ||| Links: Page ,  Facebook ,  GroupInstagram |||


XBOX ARENA FESTIVAL

||| Date: June ||| Duration: 1 day ||| City: Athens ||| Location: Gazi Music Hall  ||| Type: Convention ||| Category: Videogames ||| Events: 3 ||| Visitors: ~10.000 ||| Cosplays: 49 ||| Cosplay Contest: Yes ||| Cosplay Show: No ||| Entrance: No ||| Organiser: Microsoft ||| Links: Page , Facebook |||


FANTASTICON

||| Date: October ||| Duration: 2 days ||| City: Athens ||| Location: Hellenic American Union ||| Type: Convention ||| Category: Fantasy ||| Events: 5 ||| Visitors: ~4.000 ( unique ) ||| Cosplays: 157 ||| Cosplay Contest: Yes ||| Cosplay Show: No ||| Entrance: Νο ||| Organiser: FantastiCon ||| Links: Facebook , Youtube , Twitter , Instagram |||


INFORMATION BY CITY



||| Commercial Event Total: 138 ( 28,5% of total ) ||| Mass Outdoor Photoshoot Total: 88 ( 66,7% of total ) ||| Cosplays: 4942 ( 25,6% of total ) ||| Start: 14.02.2007 ||| City Event List ||| Organizers: 4Noise , AiSakura 愛桜 , AnimeHouse , Cosplayers//GR , CowboyTV , Comic ‘N’ Play , Fantasmagoria , Gamespace , Greek Otaku Radio , IEK Delta , InSpot , Jap団 Dan , Koi Play , Le Ciel , Mangatellers , Oshare Play! , Ota.Con Project , Otaku Mode On , Otakustore.gr , Sakura Syndrome , Supernatural Greece , The Comic Con |||


||| Commercial Event Total: 15 ( 3,3% of total ) ||| Mass Outdoor Photoshoot Total: 0 ||| Cosplays: 210 ( 1,1% of total ) ||| Start: 20.04.2012 ||| City Event List ||| Organizers: Animanga Festival, Cretan Comic Con , Cybercut , eFantasy, Tsuyoi Sofu |||


||| Commercial Event Total: 1 ( 0,2% of total ) ||| Mass Outdoor Photoshoot Total: 7 ( 5,3% of total ) ||| Cosplays: 89 ( 0,5% of total ) ||| Start: 13.02.2010 ||| City Event List ||| Organizers: Patras Otaku Club |||


||| Commercial Event Total: 6 ( 1,3% of total ) ||| Mass Outdoor Photoshoot Total: 0 ||| Cosplays: 77 ( 0,4% of total ) ||| Start: 01.03.2013 ||| City Event List ||| Organizers: Dragon Tale , Seras Verve |||


||| Commercial Event Total: 7 ( 1,5% of total ) ||| Mass Outdoor Photoshoot Total: 0 ||| Cosplays: 60 ( 0,3% of total ) ||| Start: 26.08.2011 ||| City Event List ||| Organizers: Kuroi Hana |||


||| Commercial Event Total: 6 ( 1,3% of total ) ||| Mass Outdoor Photoshoot Total: 0 ||| Cosplays: 35 ( 0,2% of total ) ||| Start: 18.08.2011 ||| City Event List ||| Organizers: Ojama Brothers |||


||| Commercial Event Total: 4 ( 0,8% of total ) ||| Mass Outdoor Photoshoot Total: 0 ||| Cosplays: 14 ( 0,1% of total ) ||| Start: 30.08.2013 ||| City Event List ||| Organizers: Anime Bakka , Bleach Fans , Oshare Play! |||


||| Commercial Event Total: 3 ( 0,6% of total ) ||| Mass Outdoor Photoshoot Total: 0 ||| Cosplays: 28 ( 0,2% of total ) ||| Start: 21.02.2014 ||| City Event List ||| Organizers: United Anime Fans Kavala |||


||| Commercial Event Total: 2 ( 0,4% of total ) ||| Mass Outdoor Photoshoot Total: 2 ( 1,5% of total ) ||| Cosplays: 34 ( 0,2% of total ) ||| Start: 19.09.2015 ||| City Event List ||| Organizers: Korinthos Cosplay |||


||| Commercial Event Total: 1 ( 0,2% of total ) ||| Mass Outdoor Photoshoot Total: 0 ||| Cosplays: 6 ||| Start: 09.11.2013 ||| City Event List ||| Organizers: I Gefira |||


||| Commercial Event Total: 1 ( 0,2% of total ) ||| Mass Outdoor Photoshoot Total: 0 ||| Cosplays: 6 ||| Start: 27.05.2010 ||| City Event List ||| Organizers: Izumi CJP |||


||| Commercial Event Total: 1 ( 0,2% of total ) ||| Mass Outdoor Photoshoot Total: 0 ||| Cosplays: 3 ||| Start: 12.08.2014 ||| City Event List ||| Organizers: Chania Otaku Club |||


*** Cosplays are defined as all costumes that based on characters that have a specific name or belong to a specific category from a strictly specific source. Vague, carnival, halloween, fantasy, LARP, fashion etc costumes, without a specific character based on a specific existing source, as well as make up tests ( meaning testing a wig and make up ), costests ( meaning half finished cosplays, usually only from the waist and above ), are not considered Cosplays and are not included in the statistics.

*** As unlikely as it might be, some Cosplays may have gone completely unnoticed and not been seen  by anyone in few of the biggest conventions that took place during  the first 15 years of Greek Cosplay. The statistics are therefore not affected by it at all proportionally.

*** Cosplays outside of Commercial Events & Mass Outdoor Photoshoots include all Cosplays appearing at solo photoshoots ( 300+ ), at indoor group photoshoots ( few ), at outdoor photoshoots of 1-4 persons ( few ), as well as all public known Cosplays at homes, non-Cosplay related events or just random cases.

*** Mass Outdoor Photoshoots are defined as all outdoor photoshoots, which either include 5 or more persons or are part of Cosplayers//GR’s long running “Pre-‘Cosplay Party’ Photoshootings” in Thessaloniki. In case of an existing related Commercial Event ( party or convention ) following a Mass Outdoor Photoshoot, it is required that the organizers are different in both cases.

*** In case of an existing related Commercial Event ( party or convention ) following a Mass Outdoor Photoshoot, Cosplays attending it too are not included twice in the statistics.

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