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Monday, August 27, 2007

Awesome Costumes at the Cosplay World Summit

Cosplay CostumesBrazil's Marcello Batista de Andredo Fernandez poses in costume during a news conference ahead of the World Cosplay Summit 2007 in Tokyo August 1, 2007.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

For those of you who don't know Wikipedia defines Cosplay for you:

Cosplay (コスプレ, kosupure?), a portmanteau of the English words "costume" and "roleplay", is a Japanese subculture centered on dressing as characters from manga, anime, tokusatsu, and video games, and, less commonly, Japanese live action television shows, fantasy movies, or Japanese pop music bands. However, in some circles, "cosplay" has been expanded to mean simply wearing a costume.

The World Cosplay Summit 2007 took place earlier this month in Tokyo, Japan.

Cosplay CostumesPeople in costumes pose during a news conference ahead of the World Cosplay Summit 2007 in Tokyo August 1, 2007. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Here are the winners of the Cosplay Championship, which is not only for costumes, but performance as well.

Winners: France

The duo of Isabelle and Damian who performed as Tsugiri and Myoubi from ‘Alichino’.They were presented with a trophy from Judge Monkey Punch, a return trip ticket to Japan from Judge Ken Nagata, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs Prize (this prize is for those who promote friendship between Japan and other countries in the world) presented by Judge Hiroshi Tokita.

France, Winners of the ChampionshipsRunners-up: Japan B

The duo Naoki Shigure and Kikiwan, who performed as ‘Light Yagami’ and ‘Deathnote Misa Amane’ from ‘Deathnote’. They received an assortment of manga and anime goods worth €100,000 from Judge Ichiro Mizuki.

2nd Place Winners Cosplay Championships

Brother Prize: Mexico

The duo of Linaloe and Alejandra performed as ‘Eternal Sailor Moon’ and ‘Sailor Galaxia’ From ‘Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon’. They received a Brother super-slim digital ‘MyMio MFC-850CDN’ Multifunction Machine from Judge Essai Ushijima.
Winners of the Brother Award at Cosplay Championships

To give you an idea of what its like, check out this video, I'm not sure if its a parade or just crowds of people walking. You will spot some really awesome costumes!

So, for all you do-it-yourself costume makers out there, kudos to your creativity. You are awesome!

1 comment:


Nice post with a great video. blog are suc a very nice and the winning team are looking superb with this costumes.
Thank You