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Wednesday, June 10, 2009Anime Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center is coming up in a few weeks, July 2 – 5. Here are some of the Cosplay events you have to look forward to:
AX Idol – In the town where American Idol has rocketed many to stardom, AX Idol offers your chance to win a solo singing or voice acting competition. The song must be from an anime and/or video game, or you can use any monologue from any anime. (Although Cosplay is allowed, it will not be considered in judging.)
Battle of the Bands – For groups to compete using music from an anime TV series/OVA/Movie or anime-themed videogame.
Chibi Masquerade - a non competitive event to show off costumes inspired by any anime, manga, video game or J-Pop Culture. And you can display perform a simple skit, too.
Masquerade - Costumers hailing from around the world have graced this stage with their wonderful costumes and performances. They come for the fame, the glory and that huge trophy, “Best of Show”, in one of the most prestigious anime Masquerades.
Masquerade Ball - all Anime Expo® attendees are welcome to this event, but wearing a costume and mask are highly encouraged. The costume contest is geared toward original ballroom style costume based on or inspired by any Japanese Pop Culture genre. Whether its an anime based costume or Visual Kei influenced, this event is open to all who have a desire to develop a unique ballroom style costume.
There are lots of interactive events, panels and workshops, with tons of special guests and the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation Industry Awards for non-stop anime fun!