According to official Twitter account of Cosplay.ph, it has announced that Filipino cosplayer Yuu Shomura has won this year’s AFA’12 Cosplay Singles Showcase.
Known also as Yuu Tachibana, she was one-half of Team M.A.R.C.H Harue, the first runner-up team in this year’s Cosplay Tournament of Champions: 3rd Impact (TORCH III).
Philippines has won the #afa12 RCC Singles competition! Congrats to Ms. Yuu Tachibana!
— Cosplay.ph (@cosplayph) November 10, 2012
According to AFA official website, cosplayers will be chosen by guest judges while walking around the event halls on November 10. The chosen cosplayers will get a chance to be picked as AFA’s favourite cosplayer on stage and win prizes.
The champion will be bringing home $500 cash prize, Panasonic X3 headphones and a medal.
These are two-straight AFA Singles Competitions that a Filipinos has won the Grand Prize. Mecha cosplayer Robert Wong won last year’s singles competition.
Cosplayer Marko Villaluz on his Facebook posted an album of AFA’12 Cosplay Singles Showcase Awardings wherein Yuu Shomura was awarded the Grand Prize certificate. She is cosplaying as Saber of Fate/Stay Night.
Villaluz is one of the members of Adventure Team, the Philippines’ representative to AFA’ 12 Regional Cosplay Championships.