Monday, August 15, 2016

World Cosplay Summit 2016

World Cosplay Summit 2016

The World Cosplay Summit is an annual event that atballracts hundreds of costumed participants to the center of Nagoya  each year.
The Oasis 21 shopping center and bus terminal (near Sakae station) is the main venue. There is also a parade near the Osu-Kanon temple and a red carpet event in front of Sunshine Sakae.
In recent years the Kantai Collection (Battleship Girls) series has been a popular subject and has attracted the abilities of the most elaborate costume makers.
Groups of cosplayers could be found gathering for group photos of the source series: Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon, Naruto, Final Fantasy, Yu-Gi-Oh, Studio Ghibli, Pokemon...
Some older and more obscure characters were represented; such as Van from Escaflowne.

Misty cosplay. Using a rubber baseball for a pokeball.

Red, from Pokemon, with a Charizard/Lizardon

Stage performances by cosplayers.
Van from Escaflowne. This is a callback to an Anime from 1996.
A 20 year-old anime that is fairly obscure now.
Sexy nekos
A battleship in the style of Kantai Collection.
Loloipop Chainsaw
Prince Ashitaka from Princess Mononoke, riding his noble elk.
Pikachu playing Pokemon Snap?
A Tachikoma from Ghost in the Shell.

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