The second ever action packed Indian Championship of Cosplay organized by Comic Con India received a tremendous response from fans. The competition took place on February 25th 2018. They launched the competition to encourage local cosplayers to go professional and provide them with an International platform as well.
The contender named Jeet Molankar who cosplayed as Reinhardt from Overwatch at Mumbai Comic Con 2017, won the championship. As the winner, Jeet Molankar will be invited to attend the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo to be held on April 6-8, 2018, where he will have the opportunity to enter directly into the championship round of the annual Crown Championship of Cosplay Most prestigious cosplay competition in the world.
Jeet Molankar, Winner, Indian Championships Of Cosplay, says, "I'm so happy to win this prestigious title. I love making costumes and I have invested a lot of effort, money and almost 5 months my prepare to winning costume. Now it so worthless feels, as it's all for the love of cosplay eventually! I'm really excited about the Crown Championship in Chicago. "
The winner was selected on the criterion of authenticity, technique and fit of their costume, along with a total bigger than life quality of their cosplay.
The contender named Sameer Bundela from Mumbai, who cosplayed as Malavestros at Delhi Comic Con 2017, won the Fan Favorite Award by maximum votes.
Sameer says, "My journey from DCC to ICC has been overwhelming, as I've met many skilled cosplayers and made really great friends. I'm happy that people liked and chose my costume, as It's an extremely detailed costume with lots of intricacies . I would like to continue making props and armours for future events and I'm sure India will be proud. "
Fan Award was voted through an online poll, which received about 50,000 votes over 40 days. The competition leveraged the power of the internet, which involved thousands of fans around India. The winner was determined on the basis of the overall effort put into the costumes by each competitor and by the fans for each competent person.