Japanese Representatives Picked for World Cosplay Summit 2013

WCS to be held July 27th to August 4th

On June 16th in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, the Japanese representatives were chosen for the World Cosplay Summit 2013. The winning two-person team, known as “Sakuji”, cosplayed characters from PlayStation game “Castlevania: Symphony of the Night”.
 

The World Cosplay Summit has been held yearly in Nagoya since 2003, and brings together the world’s best cosplayers for the purpose of cultural exchange. This year’s event will include 20 participating countries.

 

World Cosplay Summit 2013 世界コスプレサミット2013

 

At the World Cosplay Championship portion of the Summit, entrants are judged on the three basic criteria of costume, performance, and faithfulness to the original work. The event is less of a competition and more of an opportunity for cultural exchange, self-expression, and taking photos.

 

After a series of regional events, five 2-person teams participated in Japan’s national finals to determine the country’s ambassadors. The teams cosplayed as characters from several anime and video game series, including “Kingdom Hearts”, “Black Rock Shooter”, “Mobile Police Patlabor”, “Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children”, and “Castlevania: Symphony of the Night”, and were given 2 minutes and 30 seconds to perform.

 

In addition to the competition, there was a cosplay DJ event and cosplay fashion show, and a large number of cosplayers gathered outside the event site in Ikebukuro West Exit Park.

 

The World Cosplay Summit 2013 will be held from July 27th to August 4th. More details are available at the event’s official site.

 

World Cosplay Summit 2013 世界コスプレサミット2013

The winning team, “Sakuji”, cosplayed characters from “Castlevania: Symphony of the Night”.

 

World Cosplay Summit 2013 世界コスプレサミット2013

Team “Noir” cosplaying “Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children”.

 

World Cosplay Summit 2013 世界コスプレサミット2013

Team “Rukou” cosplaying “Kingdom Hearts”.

 

World Cosplay Summit 2013 世界コスプレサミット2013

Team “Ousei” cosplaying “Black Rock Shooter”.

 

World Cosplay Summit 2013 世界コスプレサミット2013

Team “PAT25” cosplaying “Mobile Police Patlabor”.

 

World Cosplay Summit 2013 世界コスプレサミット2013

Virtual singers Megurine Luka, Kaito, Meiko, and Hatsune Miku.

 

World Cosplay Summit 2013 世界コスプレサミット2013

Characters from manga series “Gantz”, which ended its run just before the competition.

 

World Cosplay Summit 2013 世界コスプレサミット2013

Asuka and Mari from “Rebuild of Evangelion”.

 

World Cosplay Summit 2013 世界コスプレサミット2013

Heroine from video game “Amnesiac”, Haruka Nanami from game “Uta no Prince-sama”, and Koharu from game “NORN9”.

 

Links:
World Cosplay Summit 2013
World Cosplay Summit 2013 Japanese Finalists

 

Source: YATTAR JAPAN

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