SMASH! is THE convention where it truly gives cosplayers the grand stage that they deserve.
The competition is a fantastic platform for novice and expert cosplayers but to say they are the ‘best of the best’ isn’t a true statement. Like every convention, I end up being disappointed as I see so many amazing cosplayers on the floor and around the grounds many of whom simply decide not to compete!
But let’s admire the cosplayers who graced the stage with their presence…
JAL Best of Show + Momoi's Choice: Antonius Cherdy (Jaaku - Garo Makai Senki)
Runner Up Best Female: Nicole Strojek (Azure Balmung - HACK GU)
Best Skit: Team Uchimaki (Naruto)
Runner Up Best Skit: Muse (Love Live)
Best Female: Judith Chen (Boa One Piece)
Here are the rest of the winners, unfortunately no pictures of them!
Best Group: DMMD (Dramatical Murder)
Runner up Best Group: Fire Emblem Awakening (Fire Emblem Awakening)
Best Male: Kamui (Saber - Fate/Prototype)
Judges' Choice: Sarah Burdekin (Yuihan - AKB0048)
I attended SMASH! as a media guest.