Spending a sunday afternoon in a castle is a great idea by its own but if you’re surrounded by cosplayers fun is guaranteed. That was exactly what happened to me last sunday when I decided to go to the Comic books Festival inside the Castle of Villafranca for a genuine nerd afternoon.

cosplayers, sagra fumetti castello villafranca, manga festival
cosplayers at the manga festival
cosplayers, sagra fumetti castello villafranca, manga festival
cosplayer at the manga festival

As soon as me and my friends arrived a wave of music and colours  reached us and made us feel like we were living in a movie, a cartoon movie of course and sometimes even in an horror cartoon movie ( I never thought I could be scared by Alice in Wonderland )

cosplayers, sagra fumetti castello villafranca, manga festival
scaring Alice

We also had the unique chance to hear the scaring ( for real ) singing voice of a random monster  who took possession of the main stage.

cosplayers, sagra fumetti castello villafranca, manga festival
singing monster

We also saw Duffman

cosplay, comics festival, castello villafranca
Duffman

And the Kiss ( very random I know)

cosplay, comics festival, castello villafranca
The Kiss

Everything was really fun and entertaining but the climax for me was when I discovered the super talented japan illustrator Marica Inoue ( you can see her at work below)….

 

 

 

marica Inoue, comics festival, castello villafranca
Marica at work

…and I became a vampire in one of her beautiful portraits.

marica Inoue, comics festival, castello villafranca
I became a vampire

 

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