The AFA Regional Cosplay Championship kept growing in scale as we see cosplaying gaining more popularity in the region, and contestants crafting better costumes and preparing more awesome stage performance sequence.
The ARCC Singles Championship was held on Day 1 of AFA12, and it was hosted by DannyChoo and Yoshimi. The championship was judged by our 6 celebrity cosplayers, and they graced the event with their own amazing cosplay ranging from the high-tech mecha Briareos (AppleSeed) by Richfield, the incredibly kawaii Juliet Starling (Lolipop Chainsaw) by Hiko-san, and the sauve Sindibaad (Magi) by Reika-san.
Cosplayers who put in extra effort to breathe life into their favorite characters were rewarded during the Singles Championships. During the tours of the exhibition halls, our guest judges selected 30 cosplayers for the championship.
It was a real treat for the fans of cosplay as we celebrated amazing cosplay by contestants including wide range of different characters featured from anime and video games, including Kuroyukihime (Accel World), Saber (Fate/Stay Night), and Kirito (Sword Art Online), etc. You could see the endless camera flashes as each of the cosplayer came forth onto the stage and posed for the crowd.
With such an amazing group of cosplayer, our judges had to a hard time decided which were the ones that stood out from the group. While the judges tallied their scores, another two groups of special cosplay guest from Japan and Indonesia took to the stage and had a really fun match of scissors-paper-stone with a “Harisen (ハリセン)”.
In the end, the judges came to a conclusion and the winner of the singles championship:
Contestant #08: Saber (Fate/Stay Night)
Five other merit prizes were also awarded to:
- Contestant #02: Heathcliff (Sword Art Online)
- Contestant #04: Hellboy (Hellboy)
- Contestant #06: Engineer Class (Dragon Nest)
- Contestant #13: Hibiscus
- Contestant #27: Narukami Yu and Izanagi (Persona 4)
Watch the video clip to judge for yourself which are your most favorite cosplayers, and do share with us!