Brazil Wins World Cosplay Summit 2011

posted on by Egan Loo
17 countries participated; Italy, China place 2nd, 3rd

The World Cosplay Summit 2011 finals took place in Nagoya, Japan on Sunday with representatives from 17 countries. This year's grand prize winners were the representatives from Brazil, Maurício Somenzari and Mônica Somenzari, cosplaying as Balthier and Ultima from the Final Fantasy XII role-playing game.

Italy's Daniela Maiorana and Marika Roncon dressed as Chocolat Meilleur and Vanilla Mieux from Sugar Sugar Rune and won the Bushiroad Prize. China's Deng Ya Qian and Zheng Jia Hong won third place (Tokai Walker Prize) with their Dynasty Warriors 7 costumes as Diao Chan and Cai Wenji.

This year's judges included voice actor Tohru Furuya, musical group JAM Project, Bushiroad's Takaaki Kidani, cosplayer Tatsumi Inui, and Tokai Walker magazine editor Masaaki Nagase.

The World Cosplay Summit was launched in 2003 with four participating countries. Since then, it has expanded to 17 participating countries: Australia, Brazil, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, and the United States. This year's win marks Brazil's third; the country took the grand prize in 2008, and the same team that won in 2006 also won this year. The last three years' grand prize winners were Italy (2010), Japan (2009), and Brazil (2008).

Sources: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

Images © WCS © Aichi Television Broadcasting Co.,LTD.

Update: More images added.

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