A pair from Italy took the grand prize for costume roleplayers in the annual world cosplay championship in Nagoya, Japan last Sunday! Italian cosplayers Luca Buzzi and Giancarlo di Pierro performed a three-minute play brimming with action on stage for about 15,000 attendees. The winning pair was dressed as Link and Gannondorf, characters from the p
opular role-playing video game “The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess”.
The Thai and the Brazillian teams won the second place as runner-up winners, with the Thai pair receiving the Brother Award for their amazing costumes. Thailand’s Orawan Agavinate and Patawikorn Utissen cosplayed as Cloud Strife and the summoned aeon Bahamut SIN from “Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children”.
The World Cosplay Summit was jam-packed with thousands of cosplay aficionados and fanatics of anime, manga and video games, including the finalists of the event which began last Saturday. There were 15 countries that competed for the grand prize: Australia, Brazil, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Thailand and the United States! Well, that’s a lot, and we look forward to seeing more countries participate next year!