Compete in the fight for the top place! AniManGaki 2016 is bringing you our annual cosplay competition! The winning team of the AniManGaki 2016 Cosplay Px ('Pixels') will not only qualify for Comic Fiesta's exclusive invite-only Cosplay Invitational 2016, but also fly to Sapporo, Japan with AirAsia X for free!

COMPETITION PRIZES

AniManGaki 2016 is proud to present over RM9,000 worth of cash and prizes for Cosplay Px!

Grand Prize

2 pairs of return flight to Sapporo worth RM7,200** + cash & goodies worth RM800

1st Runner Up

Cash & goodies worth RM1,000+

2nd Runner Up

Cash & goodies worth RM800+

** Sponsored by AirAsia X. Terms & conditions apply.

Take part and show us what you are capable of!

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 Px is Pixelation3. Participants are to incorporate at least an element of pixel3 into their performance. Participants who do not follow the performance theme will be disqualified.
  • 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

3 Elements of pixel include, but not limited to, the utilization of pixels in script writing, the usage of pixelated/mosaic art or prop etc. Such incorporation should be made obvious to the viewers i.e. judges and audience.

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 31.07.2016 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 PERFORMANCE

  • 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 20.08.2016 to binyun@email.animangaki.com under the subject title "AMG Cosplay Px - 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 binyun@email.animangaki.com under the subject title "AMG Cosplay Px - Your Name" on/before 20.08.2016.

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 : Forat Shot

Team Amethyst

Sky : Cosplayer / 2D Animator

Yuan : Cosplayer / Concept Artist

Sky started cosplaying in late 2003 while Yuan started 4 years later. The two came together as a team since 2010 out of their mutual love for the visual novel series “Umineko no Naku Koro ni”. As individuals and as a team, they earned many championship titles in cosplay competitions at local events, the most recent being CosMart Cosplay Competition 2015.

Casually known as Team Manboobs, Sky and Yuan perceive cosplay as a healthy hobby to express their passion for creating and performing. Due to their exceptional excellence in teamwork, props making and costumes tailoring, they were frequently selected as Malaysia’s representative to compete or guest perform in renowned international events, including World Cosplay Summit (WCS) 2011, Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2013 and AFA Regional Cosplay Championship (ARCC) 2014.

Info : http://amethyst-team.deviantart.com

Sky : http://skypegasus.deviantart.com

Yuan : http://yuancross.deviantart.com

Photo : Michael Ooi Photography

Ayase

Cosplayer / Graphic Designer

Ayase started cosplaying since 2003. After gaining invaluable performing experience while taking part in numerous competitions during 2006-2008, she began to serve as a judge for competitions at events held within and outside Malaysia, such as Comic Fiesta (2008-2009 & 2014), NIPS TV3 Crazy Challenge Cosplay Competition 2010, Anime Festival Asia (AFA) Malaysia 2012, Animax Carnival (2012-2013) etc.

Her vast judging experience has led her to guests in Asia Cosplay Meet (ACM) Malaysia & World Cosplay Summit (WCS) Malaysia 2011, as well as attain various opportunities to collaborate and work together with popular cosplayers from Japan, Korea, Taiwan and SEA countries. With 13 years of experience under her belt, she is widely known to be an extremely diverse and versatile cosplayer.

Info : https://www.facebook.com/ayasedream

Photo : JRice Photography

Suannie

Cosplayer / Gamer / Fashion Designer

Suannie began her cosplay journey while pursuing her illustration degree in 2009. Preferring a more hands-on approach to cosplay, she took interest in DIY handiwork and acquired props crafting skills since then. To date, she has a total of 7 years of experience in the cosplay scene.

Also an avid gamer, Suannie explored the integration of both her cosplay and gaming passion by creating mind-blowing yet high-quality cosplay of game characters. A strong believer that hardwork and determination will eventually be rewarded, she successfully wowed the judges and crowd with her amazing portrayal of League of Legends’ DJ Sona, accompanied with her self-tailored costume and complex props. She was ultimately placed as the 2nd runner-up of Garena Cyber Games’ Cosplay Collision held in conjunction with Comic Fiesta 2015.

Info : http://home.gamer.com.tw/creation.php?owner=gothic520