Rose of Versailles
team wins 2nd place after US team disqualified for cosplaying the same characters
the winner and runners-up at the 2006 World
Grand Champion: Brazil (Angel Sanctuary
2nd Place: Japan Web Team (Rose of Versailles
3rd Place: Italy (Project ARMS
Sponsor's Choice: Japan Tokyo Team (Gundam Seed
The 2nd place award is notable because Rose of Versailles
creator Riyoko Ikeda
has said she does not like cosplay
of her characters, which was the official reason
for disqualifying the only US entry in the Group category last year.
This year's World Cosplay
Summit did not include a US participant. According to TV Aichi
, "a regrettable mix up in the planning towards the US representative's preliminary contest" caused US representation to be "postponed."
Anime Expo co-sponsored the 2005 World Cosplay
Summit preliminaries in the US but declined to participate this year.
Thanks, Cameron Lowe.