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The second night, Anime Expo brings another year of World Cosplay Summit and AX Masquerade return. Typically on the third day, key events are pushed back to the traditional late Sunday night slot. Unfortunately, this puts the shared stage show in conflict with two other highly anticipated events: AX Summer Fes at Novo and You Tube
Hololive Concert Theater. Still, that didn’t stop attendees from pushing the main hall to the back. The audience came from all over the world, including a coser who came all the way from Saudi Arabia Be one of the crowd. Started at 18, World Cosplay Summit Began to cooperate with SPJA to organize double events and jointly award the winners to represent the United States in the cosplay held in Nagoya championship.
two-stage cosplay The performance is divided into several parts: Comic Expo Masquerade, World Cosplay Summit Finals, and special musical guest performances during the deliberations. The annual Masquerade is divided into intermediate and master skills classes and consists of unique skits and dances submitted by each participant. These entrants stand a chance to win one of five cash prizes starting at $1, Grand Prize 5 Dollar,. The WCS US Finals followed The Masquerade, featuring more detailed skits, intricate role-playing and stage design.
Unfortunately, this year’s programming guide also doesn’t include a list of all the participants, which is a pity because I want to be able to find all the cosplayers who have spent endless hours creating short play and create costumes from scratch. also, 19 does not include the pre-show performances, but jumps straight into the nearly two-and-a-half-hour event. This year’s judges are Aicosu (by married cosplay couple Darling and Sylar Composition), Hok (Emmy award winning choreographer) and Reika (Tokyo, Japan cosplayer ) . Three judges selected five masquerade winners and WCS USA representatives 20.
Among the sixteen masquerade performances, I am most interested is by Aaron Bowman. Key scenes are reimagined using shadow puppetry as a dramatic backdrop for Haku’s fall into the curse of Granny Yu. Bowman’s performance is full of rhythm and dramatic tension, and it attracts me like a stage play. Another great performance is “A Dream of Dread”, which contains a – game-like cutscene from Metroid Dread impressive full body cosplay of Samus and Ridley. Entries featuring Vocaloid characters and music were the most popular choices, with three different cosplayers opting for signature Vocaloid costumes with choreographed choreography.
Turn to World Cosplay Summit section, the five finalists put their best effort into designing detailed skits and intricate set designs. After each performance is the “Miss America” segment, the host will give each cosplayer to ask follow-up questions . Included are questions like: How did they discover their passion for roleplaying , why they decided to compete is what keeps them in this hobby year after year. Sister Lala’s “Regardless of Reasons, Regardless of Dreams, Have the Courage to Shine” surprised me because I was so happy to see it from . My hidden [email protected] producer pride Swollen up, I screamed when I watched their Kirio skits of Nekoyanagi and Shoma Hanamura. Bandai Namco Entertainment may have forgotten SideM is on the side of the franchise, but the lesbian sisters put on a great show for the audience, to jog their memory.
Japanese heavy metal band ASTERISM took to the stage for a halftime show while the judges deliberated on the winner behind the scenes. Last year’s guest appearances included a keynote performance by the Core Dance Crew. ASTERISM focuses on playing exciting half-hour instrumental rock covers of songs from famous series such as , , and.
When ready, the judges – Reika, Aicosu and Hok – emerge from behind the veil and stand on stage next to the intermediate and master cosplayers of the masquerade. They presented prizes and trophies to each winner and proudly presented this year’s winners in the following categories:
Best Crafting: Forest Watcher in Avidya Forest Team (Tighnari and Collei) 14 with Tighnari and Collei from) Genshin
BEST PERFORMANCE: The Shorttkage (Erza Scarlet) for The Fairy Queen Best Intermediate: Beanandcheese.burrito ( Hatsune Miku ) For 18 Symphony Hatsune Miku
Best Master/Best Class: Aaron Bowman (Haku) “The Spirit of the River” The Tragedy of “From BEST PERFORMANCE: Kymchi (Kotori) for “Lovey Dovey Idol” by Otonokizaka
Finally, the winner of the World Cosplay Summit representing the United States exist22 is Kirari’s Cosplay “The Price of Love” comes from : Rebellion . The duo will compete at next year’s WCS in Nagoya, Japan, alongside other cosplayers from around the world. Their skits incorporate detailed props, set designs, and dynamic stage costume changes, and lean toward Rebellion Dramatic tension between Madoka and Homura in the original scene of movie. Kirari Cosplay as the winner of last year’s Best in Show award was asked and what made them decide to submit to WCS. They replied, “We told ourselves that if we won Best in Show, we’d be ready for WCS. Last year we ran out of excuses.”
Congratulations to the winners and participation Or, they have all spent countless hours honing their skills and bravely taking the stage to show their talents to the world. We wish Kirari Cosplay good luck entering WCS16 in Nagoya.
Check out the full list of participants and their skit titles below!
Anime Expo Masquerade
Dragon Quest AX () by MokeCosplay Become Hokage ()D.LV’s will
Dreams of Fear(
World End Dance Hall with VioletUnversed and Skibbitkelsey (Vocaloid) by The Power of the Thighs( and Friendship)
from Alister of the Shield () by Gastly Galar Gym Leader
Miku’s Symphony (Vocaloid) by Simrell
Journey of Memories ( The Legend of Zelda) by Cute Spiral & Princess Power
Fairy Queen () by Short Shadow 14 Symphony Hatsune Miku (Vocaloid) by Beanandcheese.Burrito did it Mire! () by Pike
Dream Memories() by Tigerlillyarts
River God Tragedy () by Aaron Bowman
Little Red Riding Hood and Pinocchio () by Digital Heart
Crimson Obscura ( Deadly Second Frame: Crimson Butterfly ) by Something Extraordinary Cosplay
No matter the reason, no matter the dream, have the courage to shine ( ) Lala Sisters