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News World Cosplay Summit Announces American Finalists
posted on 2007-12-12 14:34 EST
Half of the countries' finalists sport CLAMP costumes
Veteran cosplayers Renee Gloger (pictured left in the accompanying photo) and Sonnya Paz (pictured right) performed a skit based on CLAMP's Magic Knight Rayearth on Friday to earn a spot representing the United States in the 2008 World Cosplay Summit's final round. Gloger appeared as the character Umi, and Paz appeared as Hikaru. The final round will take place in Nagoya, Japan next summer. ANN's video report on the second day of this past weekend's New York Anime Festival includes an interview with the two cosplayers. NYAF hosted the American semi-finals of the competition. Of the six country finalist teams selected so far, three sport costumes from works by the female manga quartet CLAMP.