Animania 2012: World Cosplay Summit Australia Preliminary

Animania played host to the Australian leg of the World Cosplay Summit (WCS) which was the search to find the Australian Team to compete in the World Cosplay Summit 2013 held in Japan!

I have seen many skits… and have been impressed many times… then I witnessed the judging for the Australian leg of the World Cosplay Summit. It was at another level.

These skits actually reminded me of the shows shown at theme parks at a smaller scale. The costumes, the set, props and more importantly the story were obviously well thought out, rehearsed and not to mention expensive!

There were 3 finalists in total, each featuring a group of 2, who happened to all be female (so yes, some had to cross dress).


Let’s start off with the winner – Christine Busby and Alyssea Nicole as Isis and Carol Lido from Ouke no Monshou
 Animania World Cosplay Summit 2012 Australia - Ouke no Monshou (1)

Swinging the throne around it morphed into a time machine.

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Here is the winner’s performance

 


Judith and Hijyuki as Seryl Nome and Alto Saotome from Macross Frontier

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So what was ‘advertised’ as Macross Frontier quickly and suddenly transformed into this… One Piece.

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With this element surprise and the dramatically quick costume change into a bride, Nami – the audience lost it.
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Nicole and Narcissa as Sakura and Syaoran from Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles

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Finally here  are the ‘happy family’ snaps of all the groups.

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You can see more Animania coverage here, and cosplay here

Animania World Cosplay Summit 2012 Australia Finalists (3)


I attended Animania as a media guest