At the height of his battle with Thief King Bakura in Ancient Egypt, Mahad fused his Life Spirit with the “Illusion Magician” to create the Dark Magician. He continued to serve his Pharaoh in this form. The Dark Magician’s card inscription writes:
The ultimate wizard in terms of attack and defense.
Also quite an impressive cosplayer in the competition! I curious as to how they made that armor and staff. In case you know the cosplayer, please feel free to comment here or in Facebook!
Source: 黑火子 ~Kurohiko