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MizuSenjutsu
02-16-2011, 08:15 AM
Grabbed this from their forums. Trip to Japan for the winning representative... That's pretty tempting.


ALL THE WORLD IS A STAGE AS THE NEST OF THE BEST COME TO COMPETE AT THE WORLD COSPLAY SUMMIT REGIONALS AT AM2

Winners Winning Trips to Japan to Represent the USA


LOS ANGELES, Calif. (February 16, 2011) – Have a sense of showmanship? A great personality? And an impressive crafting and performance creating ability? Come and participate or watch the best of the best as one pair will succeed in the US preliminaries, at this summer’s most anticipated FREE convention AM2, to move on and compete on the world stage in Japan on television! More info, rules and attendee registration can be found at www.am2con.org or via the World Cosplay Summit official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/World-Cosplay-Summit-Preliminaries-United-States/122191194459337

Begun in 2003, the World Cosplay Summit was created, by TV Aichi and attracts over 15,000 fans to the finals in Japan, to promote international exchange through the Japanese youth culture of manga and anime. The championship is graded on the finish of the costume design and the teams performance on stage. Involving 15 different countries, previous year’s Grand Champions were teams from Italy (2005, 2010), Brazil (2006, 2008), France (2007) and Japan (2009).

AM2 representative Chase Wang states, “It’s all about pride and bragging rights as cosplayers will revel in the competition against the best of the best. We are honored to host the World Cosplay Summit at AM2. The U.S. has yet to win, let’s do it this year! Join us and have the time of your life this Summer!”

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About AM2
Located in Anaheim, California – AM2, established in 2010, is a multi-day (3 days) 24 hour event with no general attendance/badge purchase requirement and is aspiring to be a key meeting place for fans that share a common interest in Asian music, Animation/Anime, and Comics/Manga. Nominal fees are charged for certain activities that attendees choose to participate in. AM2 will be held on July 1-3, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center in sunny Anaheim, California. More information can be found at www.am2con.org

iaShakezula
02-16-2011, 01:39 PM
woohoo!!! I just saw my email about this as well.This is awesome.

Unfortunately I wont compete in this because it takes a lot time and effort to get a group going and work on the project at the same time. You need dedicated cosplayers in this project.

I think the costumer should be in the pro level and the presentation should be well thought of like a broadway show.

I have seen the World Cosplay Summit show and I have seen cosplay work here in the West Coast that are at their level or even more.But traveling to Japan with all your props and costume is a pretty big production by itself.

I think fantasy action anime video games is the best genre to do.The costumes has a lot of details in design and if you make it action ready ... man there are a lot of things you can do on stage to make the presentation amazing.

Anyway , whoever needs a hand I can help in the presentation part , audio and directing.

I guess AM2 is competing with AX price money of 10,000...

LelouchYamazaki
02-16-2011, 04:05 PM
Here's the funny thing it doesn't always become the pro who wins, there are some beginners who have a high chance because they have some original ideas and they grow as time comes by which takes the world by storm.

I'm looking forward to seeing AM2 help add to participants the WCS and wonder where ppl will go AX or AM2, because as much as cash prizes will be wanted this will make people think.

iaShakezula
02-16-2011, 05:00 PM
I don't know how they will judge that but I would assume a good balance of craftmanship and performance.
I have seen really excellent craftmanship but their performance is lacking.
It makes me cringe .
I only started competing over a year ago but I have been watching the masquerade performances for a while. Everytime I watch a performance I cant help but critique it and see what can be done to improve it.

So I hope when that time comes that they judge these things basing on skills,creativity and performance.

As for me ,I am just a novice costumer cosplayer and I usually don't like to compete.I'd rather put a great show ,have fun and be recognized for it. Sometimes I want to get my acting buddies to join me and make a mini production.

So if I were to choose between the 2 , I would go and do the AM2 masquerade.

I know a group in Orange County who should compete in this.

Ahza_miracle
02-16-2011, 05:39 PM
u just saw this... hooo fffff... i was really planning to the fanime for the wcs...ok this have good and bad things, good its more close, bad its no have to much time for make something diferent for the wcs in japan >.<... but well i going to the wcs <3 same we want to make something really good in the perfomer ^^

LelouchYamazaki
02-16-2011, 06:05 PM
heres how I see it, AX will be using their own staff to judge on masquerade so I'm sure there will be some bias in certain areas, but with WCS being people who want to win for there country you can expect a lot more strict and tough judges who won't even be nice to friends because they are just that professional.

the timing might be tough but you can imagine when cosplay groups and other people interested see this they will start working and even with Fanime will want to compete for the top.

Cosplay_Kitten
02-16-2011, 06:52 PM
I'm looking forward to this event! I plan on competing with my friend and we plan to put our all into it. We were worried about the date of when it was but we were working around Fanime, knowing we have more time is great. We're definitely excited about the WCS prelim thats for sure ^_^

ninjagal6
02-16-2011, 07:11 PM
This is very exciting. Ever since I heard the wcs's USA reps on NPR in 5th grade, it has been my dream to enter. While I still consider myself a bit of a novice, how often do you get a chance like this? Prior to recent years prelims were on the east coast making it harder for us weasties to enter.
Really I plan in competing to fulfill my childhood dream and if something more comes out if it, great.

Eurobeat King
02-16-2011, 07:48 PM
heres how I see it, AX will be using their own staff to judge on masquerade so I'm sure there will be some bias in certain areas.

I don't know about that. Last year WCS was at FanimeCon, and I knew practically all the judges, and maybe one out of the group was Fanime staff. The majority were cosplayers.

Who they pick this year for the judges remains TBD, but I don't think using staff from another con happening the same weekend would be the route WCS would go for. Both conventions will have their hands full with their own con to not really worry about what/how the other con is doing.

Eveil
02-16-2011, 10:06 PM
heres how I see it, AX will be using their own staff to judge on masquerade so I'm sure there will be some bias in certain areas

Whoops I have to step in a bit, sorry.
Our judges are just judges and are put on as staff to make things easier, but they are first and foremost judges that have experience in both craftsmanship and performance, biases are disincluded.
It would be greatly appreciated if assumptions based on not knowing the facts were kept not being said.
Our e-mail is always open too regarding questions, so there should be no need to making up rumors if there is something you truely believe to be amiss or confused about.

Thanks!

Simmaria
02-16-2011, 11:21 PM
Whoops I have to step in a bit, sorry.
Our judges are just judges and are put on as staff to make things easier, but they are first and foremost judges that have experience in both craftsmanship and performance, biases are disincluded.
It would be greatly appreciated if assumptions based on not knowing the facts were kept not being said.
Our e-mail is always open too regarding questions, so there should be no need to making up rumors if there is something you truely believe to be amiss or confused about.

Thanks!

lol ok.

mlarad
02-16-2011, 11:29 PM
It will be nice if they were to have different judges like other countries do:
2 previous representatives of the country, 2 international cosplayers from out of the country and 1 representative from Japan.

I believe that will be the fair way to judge it since the masquerades in the US are run differently and cosplayers here have a different way of seeing cosplay contests than they do in another countries.
Would like to see this happen, just saying... :)

LelouchYamazaki
02-17-2011, 12:55 AM
Whoops I have to step in a bit, sorry.
Our judges are just judges and are put on as staff to make things easier, but they are first and foremost judges that have experience in both craftsmanship and performance, biases are disincluded.
It would be greatly appreciated if assumptions based on not knowing the facts were kept not being said.
Our e-mail is always open too regarding questions, so there should be no need to making up rumors if there is something you truely believe to be amiss or confused about.

Thanks!
will do, but as for the whole assumptions thing goes I know what I said

Ashe
02-17-2011, 04:50 PM
picked a fight with Eve

Oh sh*t son

LelouchYamazaki
02-17-2011, 06:08 PM
Lol I in no way am looking to start a fighting with anyone. All the jobs staffers especially in high positions are really tough and I respect that.

Musicalpencil
02-18-2011, 01:26 AM
*sigh* If only I had the skills to compete.

Aciano
02-19-2011, 05:22 PM
Ah. If I had known this sooner, a friend and I would have competed and I had the thought of how we were gonna do it but we haven't started~ So maybe next time XD; We can't shove the plans we have done now.

LelouchYamazaki
02-19-2011, 08:47 PM
Ah. If I had known this sooner, a friend and I would have competed and I had the thought of how we were gonna do it but we haven't started~ So maybe next time XD; We can't shove the plans we have done now.

have to love finding this out in feb when the con is like 5 months away, everyone now is like omg which to do, over all it's pretty cool and a problem but everyone will make that decision and enjoy themselves

Perspective
02-22-2011, 11:48 PM
I think this is great! Sounds like its going to be a cosplayer's paradise at AM2! Can't wait!

Eurobeat King
03-12-2011, 03:50 AM
They've announced that G4TV will be covering the WCS.

To me, I've never liked G4 because of how they've bashed cosplayers in the past, and their fans, who consist mainly of video-gamers, don't care much for cosplayers. And so if their fans don't like cosplayers, why is G4 covering this event?

The WCS is about craftsmanship & details. It's not something for gimmicks and should be taken seriously.

Your thoughts?

Jr.
03-12-2011, 11:15 AM
Shouldn't they really go for judges that "are not" part of the cosplay community because people tend to hook up friends.

LelouchYamazaki
03-15-2011, 12:38 AM
Shouldn't they really go for judges that "are not" part of the cosplay community because people tend to hook up friends.

for a world event you can expect judges to be really tough on everyone since they want to win recognition for their country, america has never won so playing favoritism would be the dumbest idea in the world.

Now if you were giving away money then its a whole different story.

Perspective
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