Team Japan composed of cosplayers Yukari Shimotsuki and Kaito have won first prize in this year’s World Cosplay Summit held in Nagoya, Japan.
They portrayed characters Hijikata Toshizō and Kazama Chikage from action/fantasy anime series Hakuouki: Shinsengumi Kitan.
Frank Koh and Valerie of Team Singapore took home second place as Solar Aquarion and Otoha from mecha/romance anime series Genesis of Aquarion while Indonesian pair Yesaya Marito and Rizki Karismana as 98-AV Ingram and Griffon from Patlabor the Mobile Police were in third place.
Here are the list of special award winners:
Best Wig: Team Brazil (Bruno Lorandi Pabno and Debora Guerra do Silva) as Lars Alexandersson and Alisa Bosconovitch from Tekken 6.
Best costume award: Team Singapore
Prize for faithfulness to the original: Team Italy (Paolo La Manna and Francesco La Manna) as Neon Genesis Evangelion
Furthermore, Code Geass director Goro Taniguchi has announced the he will be making an anime about the World Cosplay Summit for cosplayers around the world.
World Cosplay Summit 2012 was held last August 4 in Oasis 21, Osu Shopping District, Nagoya, Japan. It was participated by 20 countries with representatives from England, Indonesia and Russia joined this year.