AniManGaki 2016 proudly presents a brand new competition - AniManGaki Gijinka Cosplay Competition! This competition aims to promote innovation & creativity, simultaneously introducing the concept of "Gijinka (擬人化)".

"Gijinka", in short, is a fan re-design of a subject matter in a human form (i.e. humanisation / personification). The theme for AniManGaki 2016 Gijinka Cosplay Competition is Street Food.


The most creative and eye capturing costume will stand a chance to grab the following awesome prizes:

Grand Prize

Cash & goodies worth RM1,200+

1st Runner Up

Cash & goodies worth RM1,000+

2nd Runner Up

Cash & goodies worth RM800+

Take part and show us what you are capable of!


  • This competition is open to all regardless of nationality.
  • Both solo and group entries are allowed, with a maximum of 2 members per group. Each entry allows a maximum of 2 cosplayer participants on stage for judging purposes and crowd appeal. Stage helpers are not allowed in this competition.
  • No participant can submit more than one entry in this competition.
  • Participants entering the competition will go through the following process:
    • Registration
    • Submission of references
    • Stage performance
    Non-compliance would result in disqualification.
  • All costumes must be creations based on the given theme and unpublished beforehand (including non-participation in other similar competitions).
  • By entering the competition, participants have consented by default that AniManGaki reserves the right to use participants' images for publication and promotional purposes.
  • AniManGaki reserves the right to disqualify anyone who is deemed unsuitable for the competition, and judges' decisions are final. Have fun!


  • To enter the competition:
    • Please complete the registration form with required details, and
    • Submit a photo & brief description of your chosen street food, and
    • Submit your design sketch(es) including an explanation of your central idea of the design. You are highly encouraged to submit the sketch in .jpg/.png format (total file size not exceeding 10MB).
    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 12* 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.


  • Once you have received the acknowledgement email, you have until 20.08.2016 at 11.59PM (GMT+8) to submit photos of your completed costume and props. Please email us at binyun@email.animangaki.com with the subject title "AMG Gijinka - Your Name".
  • Photos of the completed costume and props must be submitted with colour. Your costume will not be judged based on the submitted photos.


  • All confirmed participants will directly advance into the finals which will be held on AniManGaki Day 1, i.e. 27.08.2016 (Saturday).
  • All confirmed participants are required to prepare one simple stage performance (e.g. catwalk, character intro etc.) for not less than 1 minute and not exceeding 3 minutes.
  • Upon performing, all confirmed participants are subject to a Q&A session conducted by the judging panel.
  • Should you require the usage of audio files for your performance, please email us the audio files latest by 20.08.2016, together with your submission of references.
  • Please bring your audio files in a pendrive/CD on competition day for backup purposes.


Design concept and creativity 30%
Execution complexity 30%
Costume (including props, if any) 25%
Stage performance 15%
TOTAL 100%


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


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


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

So are you ready? Register now!