Around the globe, teams are being picked to represent their countries at the 2013 World Cosplay Summit, set to take place the first week of August in Nagoya, Japan. Determined by competition finals at Houston, Texas' Anime Matsuri 2013 earlier in April, this year's Team USA representatives will be Cupcake Cosplay – Starlighthoney + Breathlessaire.
Get a look at their Heart no Kuni no Alice ~ Wonderful Wonder World ~ work...
Other teams in the competition can be seen on the World Cosplay Summit's Facebook page.
Meanwhie, the WCS itself is preparing to debut a set of four mascot characters, designed by illustrator Mel Kishida (Hanasaku Iroha) at this weekend's NicoNico Chokaigi 2.