Some words about me. I am a KIG cosplayer also doing cosplaying since 8 years. I started as a normal cosplayer but now I do KIG cosplay because I love irt so much to become an authentic manga figure. I am a great fan of the manga “D.Gray Man” and was cosplaying the character Lina Lee there.
The Imagicon is a small convention at Ede in the Netherlands. It is a convention for all types of cosplay and mainly for dutch audiance because the actions were held in dutch. But even without knowing dutch you will have fun there. The visitors are up to 35% cosplayer, around 5% photographers and 60% of cosplay interested persons.
It isn‘t a seller convention but created for cosplayer to show up in their cosplays. So the merchand zone is small but wide layered: Animes, comics, books, props like swords, graphic artists, DVDs, posters, figurine selles and so on. In general everyone will find something useful there, I guess.
No, it wasn‘t me who did this to Lara Croft, really not. And it isn‘t necessary to beat the cosplays for getting a picture with them. All of them are really friendly, speaking english and when you ask for a picture, you can do some shots for sure without any problems.And there are professional photographers around, looking for cosplayers to shoot.
The convention is held in a hotel and not in naked fair halls. The rooms are nicely decorated and you will feel really comfortable in this warm ambiente. The highlight of the hotel are the floors and the decoration there. There you can have a look at cool photo shootings as well.
It was unbelievable luck to meet another KIG there. In Europe KIGs are extremely rare to find at conventions but I had the luck to meet another KIG in a partner cosplay to mine.In the background you see a little bit of the hallway I already mentioned. By the way, the little “Hatsune Miku” in the middle was my companion on this day.
If you have the necessary time for a trip to the Netherlands I recommend you to have a closer look at the Imagicon. The prices aren’t cheap with 20€ for an adult but if you like to visit a smooth, nice and familiar and not „overloaded“ convention in a great ambiente you should go to this place.
This was my second visit at the Imagicon and I will be back a third visit for sure.