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Our Favorite Cosplay From Romics 2022

With cosplay shows finally making a comeback not just in the US but internationally as well, we’re taking a trip overseas for Kotaku’s first ever look at Romics, a big convention that’s been running in the Italian capital for over 20 years now.

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Originally kicking off in 2001 as an annual event, Romics now holds two shows every year, one in spring—the one we’re looking at today, which ran earlier this month—and another in the fall, usually held around October.

Here’s a seven-minute video of the event’s cosplay, hosted on Mineralblu’s channel, but actually shot by his partner in Italy, Muffin Geek Productions.

And since we’ve only got video from this show, here are a bunch of hi-res screenshots. As always, the cosplayer’s social media information and costume details are watermarked on the image.


Our Favorite Cosplay From Japan Expo 2022

With most of the scene having been shut down during the pandemic, and major shows only just starting to make their way back into the line-up, it’s lovely to be able to turn our attention internationally once again with this feature on Japan Expo 2022, which was held in Bangkok a few months back.

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