- Oct 27, 2017
Alice Livanart's Pyke cosplay caused a lot of controversy ahead of EuroCosplay finals.
The European cosplay competition which was set to kick off on October 25, revealed that they would be removing one of their finalists from the competition after concerns were made about a costume.
Although the cosplayer was not specified in their statement, it later came to light that it was the competition’s French representative, Alice Livanart's impression of Pyke that was the cause of disqualification.
The cosplayer was apparently wearing a full-body skin suit to accurately represent the champion, however, it was deemed unacceptable by EuroCosplay, who apologized for any offense caused and disqualified Alice from the tournament.
“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 expressed.
Alice had previously won the French Cosplay cup and qualified for the EuroCosplay finals on September 22 with the detailed Pyke costume, which was estimated to cost the cosplayer over €3,000 to complete, according to RTL.
Many cosplay fans shared mixed opinions over the ruling of EuroPlay’s disqualification, arguing back and forth over the intent of the costume, however, unfortunately for Alice, it appears unlikely that they will change their decision.