Announcing the "One Piece Cosplay King Grand Prix" for the 20th Anniversary of the One Piece Anime

The World Cosplay Summit, organized by the World Cosplay Summit Executive Committee (WCS. Inc., Chairperson: Tokumaru Oguri) is hosting a collaborative cosplay event for the 20th anniversary of the TV anime One Piece in 2019.

The name of the event is the “ONE PIECE COSPLAY KING GRAND PRIX.” It is a cosplay contest featuring only characters that appear in One Piece. All fans of One Piece are welcome to join the event using the online platform “Cosplayers.Global.”

Online entries for the “ONE PIECE COSPLAY KING GRAND PRIX” selection qualifiers are scheduled to open on Monday, January 7, 2019. Those who are selected will move on to participate in the “final round” on Saturday, August 3, 2019, at Oasis 21 (Nagoya City, Japan) during the World Cosplay Summit 2019.

◇ Overview: A cosplay contest for characters that appear in One Piece. Nine characters from the Straw Hat Crew plus 11 other characters will be selected for a total of 20 people.
◇ Target: Worldwide fans of One Piece
◇ Entry period: Monday, January 7, 2019 to Saturday, March 30
* Global Standard Time
◇ How to enter: Post a photo to Cosplayers.Global using the entry hashtag.
* User registration (free) is required.
* The entry hashtag will be announced on the special website on January 7, 2019.
◇ Final round: Saturday, August 3, 2019, in Nagoya City's Oasis 21
◇Special teaser site:

● What is the World Cosplay Summit?
The World Cosplay Summit is an international cosplay event that has taken place every summer in Nagoya City, Aichi since 2003. Cosplayers from all over the world come to Nagoya to share their love of Japanese anime, games, and other pop culture. It consists many activities, including cosplay parades and the “World Cosplay Championship” to decide the world's best cosplayers. Even executive administrators from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Aichi Prefecture, Nagoya City participate, bringing excitement to the streets for both the government at its people.

● What is Cosplayers.Global?
Cosplayers.Global is an online platform based around cosplay, and it supports 10 languages. Cosplayers, photographers, videographers, and other fans of cosplay from 140 countries and regions around the world are registered and use this platform.

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