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Compete in the fight for the top place! AniManGaki 2017 is bringing you our annual cosplay competition! The winning team of the AniManGaki 2017 Cosplay Competition will also qualify for Comic Fiesta's exclusive invite-only Cosplay Invitational 2017.

Competition Prizes

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Grand Prize*

A Casio Exilim FR100L camera (worth RM2,149), Shiseido Makeup products (worth RM1,600), Cupcat Images vouchers (worth RM500) & coscard printing vouchers (worth RM300)

1st Runner Up

Shiseido Makeup products (worth RM800), Cupcat Images vouchers (worth RM375) & coscard printing vouchers (worth RM240)

2nd Runner Up

Shiseido Makeup products (worth RM400), Cupcat Images vouchers (worth RM250) & coscard printing vouchers (worth RM180)

All participating teams will also receive RM200 worth of Shiseido Makeup products.

*Subject to changes

Rules & Regulations

  • This competition is open only to Malaysians.
  • Entries must consist of minimum 2, maximum 3 cosplayer1 participants and up to 2 helpers2.
  • Participants entering the competition will go through the following process:
    • Registration
    • Stage performance
  • The Performance theme for Cosplay this year is Magical Elements. Skits must include magical elements that must be shown via a visual projection by the characters or the performance (ie. Magic tricks or Costume change). Cosplaying a character that is from the magic genre / species alone does not qualify as possessing the magical theme.
  • By entering the competition, participants have consented by default that:
    • AniManGaki is not responsible for any damages to participants' costumes or props during performance.
    • AniManGaki is not responsible for participants' physical damage or injury during performance. First-aid will be provided when necessary.
    • AniManGaki is not responsible for any property or emotional losses during participants' performance.
    • Participants are held responsible for any damages to stage equipment caused during performance.
    • AniManGaki reserves the right to use participants' images and performance recordings for promotional purposes.
    • AniManGaki reserves the rights to alter the rules or structure of the competition as we see fit.
  • AniManGaki reserves the right to disqualify anyone who is deemed unsuitable for the competition, and judges' decisions are final. Have fun!

1 Participants must cosplay as an official character from officially released anime, manga or game. No original characters or fan-made characters. No mix of characters from different sources.

2 Helpers must not be the center of the performance. Helpers are only meant to assist in the performance of cosplayer participants. For example:

  • Set up props before the performance
  • As a prop themselves
  • As a background extra
  • As a 'Mook'
  • Clean up props after the performance

Competition Registration

  • Please complete the registration form with required details. Should you encounter any submission difficulty, please email us at enquiry@animangaki.com.
  • Registration officially ends on 6th August 2017 at 11.59PM (GMT +8) or when all 8* slots are taken, whichever earlier. Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis. *Subject to change
  • Every submission is final; please ensure all details provided are complete & accurate. Incomplete & inaccurate submissions will be disqualified.
  • An acknowledgement email will be sent to you within one week of registration submission, confirming your participation in the competition.

Stage Perfromance

  • Participants are given up to 6 minutes of performance time, inclusive of up to 2 minutes for setup and up to 1 minute for cleanup.
  • As AniManGaki is a family friendly event, no explicit or NSFW behaviours are allowed during performances. Please keep the swearing to a minimum as well.
  • Should you require the usage of audio files for your performance, please email us the audio files latest on/before 13/08/2017 to rachel@animangaki.com under the subject title "AMG Cosplay Competition - Your Name".
  • Space allocated for the performance is a minimum of 4m x 6m4.

4 This is an approximate. Stage measures at approximately 7m x 9m, height is approximately 1m.

Cosplay Apparels & Props

  • Make sure your props are sturdy enough for your performance to avoid damaging any stage equipment or harming the audience.
  • As AniManGaki is a family friendly event, the following is not allowed:
    • Explicit clothing
    • Sharp or metal props
    • Illegal apparels as stated by the Malaysia Law
    • Illegal weapons as stated by the Malaysian Firearms Law
    • Live or loaded projectile weaponry, including any types of gun
  • Liquids, powder, explosive, corrosive, radioactive, abrasive, confetti, glitter or any other fragmented prop which are difficult to clean upon performance are not allowed.
  • Limited number of chairs and tables as well as microphones will only be provided upon request by emailing to rachel@animangaki.com under the subject title ""AMG Cosplay Competition - Your Name" on/before 13/08/2017

Judging Criteria

Costume accuracy & craftsmanship 服裝道具 30%
Character portrayal 角色還原度 20%
Creative scripting 腳本創意 20%
Skit execution 腳本執行 20%
Entertainment value 演出效果 10%
TOTAL 100%

The Judges

Photo : Meow McShutter

Weon Haur & Fujiwara Kazuko

Cosplayer

Weon Haur and Fujiwara Kazuko started cosplaying since 2007. They became partners and participate in various cosplay competition since 2010, winning the champion of OTP cosplay competition of AniManGaki during that year. Kazuko is later known for winning the champion of Garena League of Legends cosplay competition in 2013 as Jinx and Weon Haur winning the champion the next year in 2014 as Wukong. Which lead to their frequent guest appearance at E-Sports related events as such Selangor Cyber Games (2016). They represented Malaysia to perform during Asian Festival 17th China Style Cosplay Event in Tottori, Japan. They often attend local events as guest judges such as Comic Fiesta’s Cosplay Invitational (2014 & 2015) and AniManGaki’s very own Cosplay Olympics (2015), the most recent one would be judging for World Cosplay Summit Preliminary Malaysia 2017. Not content by just sitting down at the judging tables, they went back on competition ground last year as Team Mamak, winning the champion of AniManGaki Cosplay Px. This year they are back to witness more awesome performances from the competing teams.

Photo : Forat Shot Photography

Yugana

Cosplayer

Yugana has started cosplaying in 2013. This is her 4th year as an active cosplayer. Yugana has gained much admiration and respect with her many art projects, work – and lately, cosplay. There is no limit to her dabbling and quick mastery of new cross media art forms. An International Cosplay Judge and guest for events such as Asiapop Comicon Manila, Popcon Dubai, Pekan Kartun Malaysia , D'Pulze Cosplay Malaysia and Hobbycon Sabah. Yugana's work, interviews and features have been capturing attention the world over in International media such as Smoosh website, Cosplay Culture magazine, Cosplayzine, The Straits Time Singapore , Gulf News, The Heat Malaysia, , Maus Journal, Eleven Tsuki, ‘Borneo Post SEEDS’, ‘GeekXGirls’ and many more.