SHARJAH: The UAE’s Al Majaz Waterfront together with COSPLAY.AE recently introduced a new festival named “HERO VS VILLAIN” that was held for five days, from Dec 1-5.
Many attractions, activities and a first time concert experience with the first ever Japanese band KOYOMI take the spots to awe, amaze and make the event an unforgettable experience to the visitors.
The event welcomes people with a long line of tables with local artists alley, media coverage, Korean Dance Crew Performances, Korean Hanbok Rentals, cooking class, games and giveaways from major sponsors, kids’ workshops, gaming zone, Villain Laser Room, laser show and cosplayers.
The third day of the event was the grandest with the entire event filled with amazing cosplayers fighting for the prizes, Panel of International Cosplayers and phones light up as everyone sing their favorite childhood songs, dance the night away with Korean dance crew.
Mohammed Al Ansari, Founder of COSPLAY.AE said the event was planned and organized within a month, explaining that there was not much time to advertise.
“We had a very limited time to create [social] posts, and let the public know but it was very fun being in a heavy pressure. It makes us learn a lot to be flexible and multi-tasking our jobs. It was a really great experience and after all, we are doing events for fun, to make memories,” he added.
Al Ansari told Arab News Japan said the feedback was “amazing.”
He explained that it was a success “not only because we brought the first ever Japanese band concer experience, but the artists were so happy about the event as well. It was really overwhelming of how the cosplayers and artists enjoyed the event.”
“We were beyond grateful for the heartfelt words we’ve been receiving from our social media accounts and to us personally. We would like to thank our members, volunteers, and our special guest as well the Majaz management for letting us excel in our passion as cosplayers, artists, and gamers of the community. We are coming back for bigger and grander event next year so stay tune,” he added.