Cosplay weekend in Milan
Comic-strip enthusiasts and cosplayers will be flocking to Malpensa Fiere Saturday and Sunday, 10 and 11 May, for the Milano Anime Expo 2014 festival.
The comic festival “in anime sauce” puts a particular accent on Japanese work and on the colourful and slightly crazy world of cosplay, the performance art in which players dress up to represent cartoon characters.
The over 3,000 sqm of Pavilion 1 will be entirely dedicated to the festival, with comic displays, collector’s stands, video games, accessories and gadgets, as well as a cosplay contest with surprise prizes. Dancing and karaoke round off the programme.
A swap market for second-hand and collectors’ items will be open all weekend to satisfy all tastes, but particularly the Manga, which have become a recognised art form in Japan. Open each day from 09.00 to 18.00, entrance costs €8 (€6 for concessions; reduced ticket application on the website).