Anime Matsuri has announced its Cosplay Guest Line Up for 2010 -
WCS Team Brazil
Thaís Jussim, better known as Yuki, has been making costumes since 2000, having won several competitions in Brazil and becoming the best-known cosplayer in her country. Yuki made more than 60 characters of games, animes, movies, and comics.
In 2007, she was part of the couple who was the Brazilian champions, and represented Brazil at the World Cosplay Summit in Nagoya, Japan. Yuki was also at the finals of the two editions of the Yamato Cosplay Cup International.
She participated as a special guest of the four editions of the brazilian tour of the international show Video Games Live, performing at the stage.
She also participated as a guest on the Carnival Parade of a samba school in Rio de Janeiro, in honor of japanese culture, and also participated in the production of a documentary about japanese pop culture in Brazil. In addition, she participated in several TV shows using cosplays and she is often requested as a special guest at anime and games conventions throughout Brazil and also in other countries such as Mexico and Argentina.
WCS Team USA
India Davis Has been cosplaying since 1999, when she and her mother made a baroque satin Sailor Jupiter costume, spraypainted some thrift store boots, and called it a day. She has been sewing since she was 12, designing clothes since she was 8, and playing dress-up since birth. She was that kid who, instead of reading "Encyclopedia Brown," checked out every costume/fashion book in the entire local library. You may notice that she was kind of a nerd.
India grew up in Georgia, but moved New York where she attended the Fashion Institute of Technology, receiving her BFA in Fashion Design. She currently works as a design assistant and makes clothes and patterns all day long. Then she goes home and makes more clothes. She enjoys long walks through the city and Thai food, and can be easily plied with champagne and Marc Jacobs accessories.
WCS Team USA
Elizabeth first cosplayed in 1997 in a truly awful Ranma 1/2 costume at the Chicago Comic Con. She’s dressed up as a variety of characters over the years, and her personal cosplay philosophy is “Go big, or go home.” Style icons include Dolly Parton and Charo.
Elizabeth spent several years working in costume shops around the country and has made costumes for everyone from good-hearted Oscar-winners to raving divas nobody has ever heard of. She collects vintage clothes and loves sewing more than anything in the world except baby cows. She has a master’s in Japanese history from Stanford and currently works as a writer in New York. Her long-term career goal is to become either a drag queen or a parade float.
WCS Team Italy
"There’s a name which echos throughout the Internet since the far 1998, that name is mine.
With no boast but with much glory it’s already more than a decade that everybody “talkes” about me everywhere, in every corner of the web and many times these voices come out from the internet to reach the printed paper and the television up till seeing me first-hand, in flesh and blood, in the many events of the whole world which see me as participant. I’m the first spectator of the story of my “double life”, as in a film or in a good book, where one day I’m the ordinary next-door girl which do the shopping in the supermarket as all of us, while the day after I find myself to walk with two bodyguards next to me and thousands fans which call out my name. There isn’t false modesty in my words, I talk about myself as currently I am. Many people have effigied as “the icon of net-idol”, a generation of high-profile little characters “created” in the net. Many people have praised me and many other have criticized me. Glory can’t exist without the two sides of the coin, this was for the valorous Greek and Roman warriers as for our new-millenium generation.
I was “born” on a small website created by me in 1998 on a free hosting, I grew up on the net till arriving till today, with a background of experience which everybody would envy. I had my bad moments, I fell down, I hurted myself, there were moment when I didn’t believe in me and in my worth any more and others when I wanted to go on and I walked together who has always supported me and has held out to me his hand. I’m going on and I still walk next to my guardian angel with no wings and with a mechanic eye. Now it’s 12 years that I have been walking along this road that I still don’t know where it will lead. Perhaps my decline will come, maybe not, but at least I’ve lived my fifteen minutes of glory, too.
I will grow up and there won’t be and I won’t want that there is place for these things.
I will become mother and insted of dressing myself, I will have to dress the blood of my blood.
I will become granny and when I will sit on my rocking chair with the cover on my legs I will have something to tell my grandchildren. I travelled all over the world, I brought my creativity in any corner of the globe, I spent part of my life to carry on an happyness that to many can be false but for those who believe in fairytales like me is the coronation of thousands of efforts in only one moral victory. A modern fairytale. As in a beautiful midsummer’s night, where all dreams become true. But nothing happens by chance. Everything is to be helped. No wonder my mott of life is a small sentence written in the hymn X, 284 in the Aeneid: “who dares, win” written in unmindful mind by Virgilio.
There isn’t much to say, I leave pages and pages with statistics to whom feel like doing them. The moment when there will be more important things and events will come and they will bring me away from this world which I created but my name will echos for many years on the net and I will do the strike even one more: even though what they will say, my “myth” will die hard.
Because the net, the big global brain of the new millenium doesn’t forget easily."