SMASH! Cosplay Competition 2012 - The Winners

Now THIS is a Cosplay Competition! Hosted on the main stage with a few hundred seats, every person who wanted to catch the competition could!

As this is an Anime and Manga convention, contestants were required to wear a costume based on a character from an Anime, Manga or Japanese Game.

Without further ado, here are the winners and runners-up of SMASH! 2012.

SMASH Cosplay 2012


Judges’ Choice Award
Based on who leaves the greatest impression on the judges

"Black-Eye" Blackcrane and Mel as Hawkeye and Black Widow from The Avengers
Hawkeye and Black Widow from The Avengers 
Best Cosplay Winner
Best overall construction and finish of a costume

Antonius as Gilgamesh from Fate Stay Night
My personal favourite from the entire competition! Who da man?
Gilgamesh Fate Stay Night
Best Cosplay Runner-up

Rajika as Horo from Spice and Wolf
Her tail wiggles!
Horo from Spice and Wolf


Best Group Winner
The group with the best construction, finish, and accuracy to characters, as a whole.

"Sexy Beast" Andrew and Dat as Yukimura and Masamune from Sengoku Basara
Yukimura and Masamune from Sengoku Basara


Best Group Runner-up

"Zero Gravity"  Uyre, Saber and Zaika as Masamune, Yukimura and Sasuke from Sengoku Basara
Interesting choice to have the winner and runner-up were from the same video game!
Masamune, Yukimura and Sasuke from Sengoku Basara


Best Skit Winner
The best presented sketch based on clarity, as well as entertainment for the audience.

Anna as Fujimoto from Ponyo
By far the most entertaining Cosplay skit I have ever seen! With an original skit, use of childhood favourite “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid AND the use of remote controlled shark? What’s not to love?
Fujimoto from Ponyo



Best Skit Runner-up

"Gentou" Sarah, Gigi, and Cassi as Walpurgis Night, Akemi Homura, and Kaname Madoka from Puella Magi Madoka Magica

The most photographed Cosplayers had to be this group! Who must have spent all day in poses for the SMASH! attendees (thank you girls). Obviously the costume for Walpurgis Night (far right) is not the most comfortable costume to wear all day, she needed a lot of assistance to get on and off the stage! Other than the comfort factor, it was visually stunning so it was disappointing that they did not win.
Walpurgis Night, Akemi Homura, and Kaname Madoka from Puella Magi Madoka Magica


Even though these Cosplayers are the official winners and runners-up, there were still a lot of amazing Cosplayers who took to the SMASH! stage. Stay tuned for more coverage of more entrants from the SMASH! Cosplay Competition.

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