SAUD AL HAZZANI AKA VEGACOSPLAY

VEGA Cosplay is a well-known Saudi Cosplayer since 2011, has made around 45 different costumes, attended, and judged most pop culture events in GCC. Aside from organising some major cosplay contests he also competed in every MEFCC, and represented UAE for the first time in WCS Japan 2017.

Saud’s seven years and counting as a cosplayer reveal the level of creativity that participants can develop - as well as the chance to meet special people.

“I’ve gained many skills over the years, from basic hand-crafting to wood working, electronics, the basics of hydraulics, and a lot more,” he says. “I’ve made so many great friendships and even met my other half - my life partner - through this amazing hobby.”

Saud describes the build up to a cosplay event as a whirlwind of activity that can get stressful as deadlines approach but is always rewarding. “I’ve handmade more than 40 different costumes and each one felt like a unique experience that helped me to learn new skills.”

While cosplay is a profession for Saud, he says the real value of cosplay is the community it has created. “It attracts all kinds of people who love and share the same passions. Even if you travel abroad and simply attend any cosplay event, you will make friends instantly - that's the real beauty.” 

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