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Imitating their favorite characters
There are those among us who feel an urge to dress up as video game characters and play out their roles. This has developed into a cult known as Cosplay (derived from ´´costume´´ and ´´play´´).
The opportunity to witness and participate in this phenomenon comes to Panama on Saturday, December 21 when top exponents will come together during BakkuFest2, a fun and action-packed event starting at 1 p.m. in the Oxford School gymnasium on the Transístmica Highway.
Cosplayers share an intense desire to imitate anime, manga, video game and comic book characters by donning costumes. Workshops in costume-making will be held.
One of the judges of Bakku Fest’s Cosplay Tournament is herself the recent winner of The International Cosplay Monarch title awarded in the Kiken-Sei Fest held last month in Venezuela. Her name is Paola Luccia Quiros Esposito but is more popularly known by her cosplay alias Sailor Pau. She enjoys a devoted following on her facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/SailorPaupage) and has established herself as the first cosplayer to bring a trophy to Panama.
Adding to the festivities at Bakku Fest will be a Pokemon XY Tournament for gamers. Asian music and Tokusastsu (Special Effects movies) will round out the parade of Far East pop culture. Entry to the event costs $4.