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July 1st-4th, 2017
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Anime Expo is excited to host the US preliminary for World Cosplay Summit!

The “World Cosplay Summit (WCS)” was created to promote international exchange through the Japanese youth culture of manga and anime. The World Cosplay Summit began in Osu, Nagoya in 2003 and has grown to include 30 countries and regions from around the world.

The World Cosplay Summit US Preliminary will take place during Anime Expo’s Masquerade on July 2nd, running as a separate competition in accordance with WCS rules and regulations. There will be no skill requirements for WCS, and all cosplayers are invited to enter.

The winner of the World Cosplay Summit US Finals at Anime Expo will then travel to Nagoya as representatives of the USA in the Cosplay Championship at WCS 2017 (July 29 – August 6).

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
  • All enties must be teams of two (2) people.
  • All content and source material may NOT be meant for mature (or 18+) audiences only.
  • All entrants must have either proof of permanent residence in the United States or proof of citizenship.
  • All entrants must be available for the Championships in Japan from July 29, 2017 to August 6, 2017
    • *Note: While you will only need one costume for WCS USA, the Championships in Japan will require 3 costumes (one for the parade, one for the Championship, and one for Courtesy Visits).
  • All entrants must be 18 years old or older.
  • All entrants must be aware of the official WCS rules and regulations listed here .

APPLY FOR WORLD COSPLAY SUMMIT USA 2017

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