World Cosplay Summit US Finals coming to Anime Matsuri

What is World Cosplay Summit?

The World Cosplay Summit is the Olympics of Cosplay hosted in Nagoya, Japan annually in August where countries from around the globe send representatives to compete for the title of World Champion.
It was created to promote international exchange through the Japanese youth culture of manga and anime.
The free and dynamic nature of manga was instrumental in the birth of cosplay. Nowadays youth from around the world find this as a common language and a dynamic new form of global interaction. The World Cosplay Summit began in Osu, Nagoya and has grown to include 17 countries from around the world. If you count audience and participants at each preliminary event, the number of people involved is now in the 100s of thousands.
For youth who have discovered Japan through manga and experienced Japanese culture through the medium of the World Cosplay Summit, we endeavor to continue the development of this new form of international exchange.

The Midwest Qualifier and You

Anime Matsuri is hosting a Qualifier open to all attendees to determine what teams move on to the US Finals. This is known as the Midwest Qualifier. Two teams will be picked from this Qualifier to move on to the US Finals.

Each winning team for this Qualifier will win a cash prize of $300 and other sponsored prizes. We encourage everyone to enter!

The US Finals

The World Cosplay Summit US Finals is the national contest to determine what team will be crowned Team USA and represent The United States in the Championships in Japan.
The two teams from our Qualifier will compete with other teams from around the nation for the Grand Prize.

Both Midwest Qualifier and US Finals will be hosted on Sunday, March 31, 2013 in the Main Events Arena and the winner will represent USA at the WCS Championships in Japan in August on a sponsored trip

You can view the complete set of rules and entry instructions HERE

Note: This event does not affect the AM Cosplay Contest hosted on Saturday, March 30th with $1200 in Cash Prizes. Cosplayers are welcome to enter both contests providing their costumes/skits are different.