French cosplayer kicked from EuroCosplay due to League of Legends’ Pyke cosplay


Cosplay has enabled fans to dress up as their favorite characters. However, there has been controversy with certain types of cosplay; for example, darkening one’s own skin to look like fictional characters. We even had a discussion about cosplay and “blackface“. Now a new cosplay controversy has popped up with EuroCosplay banning cosplayer Livanart for her League of Legends outfit.

The finals for the EuroCosplay Championships is set for October 25 at MCM Comic Con London, and Alice Livanart was kicked out as a finalist due to her Pyke cosplay from League of Legends. The original statement from EuroCosplay didn’t reveal the identity of the cosplayer, but it was later let out that the representative for France was removed due to the Pyke cosplay where she wore a full-body skin suit.

“We hear and appreciate all of your concerns regarding the costume of one of our finalists. We would like to confirm that this cosplay will not be appearing in the event, and we would like to apologise for any offence caused,” EuroCosplay said on Twitter. “We would like to also confirm that we are currently reviewing all of terms and conditions to make sure that this does not happen again.”

Here’s Alice posting on her Instagram about the power of cosplay.

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#POWEROFCOSPLAY ✅ This is the true power of cosplay ! I made Pyke (@leagueoflegends ) because I wanted to show everyone that you can be whoever you want. ? I won the french cup of cosplay with only one purpose : making Pyke real ? I wanted to push crossplay on a whole new level even though it was the hardest cosplay I ever made. My goal : inspiring people to go beyond their limits ? . . Photo left : @b.rugraff . . #cfc2k19 #cfc #coupedefrancedecosplay #pykelol #pykeleagueoflegends #leagueoflegendscosplay #leagueoflegends #pykecosplay #pyke #bilgewater #moba #lolcosplay #powerofcosplay #power #sfx #silicon #protese #crossplay #protesedesilicone #smoothon #riotgames #videogame #livanartcosplay #sidebyside

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What’s interesting about the disqualification is that Alice won the French Cosplay cup and earned her spot in the EuroCosplay finals on September 22nd for her Pyke cosplay. The outfit cost her over €3,000 ($3,302) to make.

This controversy has caused a lot of fighting online, with those supporting her and those giving her flak.

Alice has mentioned that she will continue to support her Pyke cosplay.

“Yes, I am going to cosplay Pyke,” she said. “I will not let him down, he’s like my baby.

“I worked too much on this cosplay for it to stay in the closet.”

Via Dexerto, BBC

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