[ WCS x Hiro Mashima ] World “HERO’S” Cosplay Grand Prix (photo contest, and more!)

[ WCS x Hiro Mashima ] World “HERO’S” Cosplay Grand Prix (photo contest, and more!)

Collaboration project with Kodansha! We are preparing a lot of events related with the works of Hiro Mashima! Join us and participate in the cosplay photo contest and the cosplay runway stage!

Introduction of the project

List of events organized

① Cosplay photo contest (requires application in advance)

② Cosplay runway stage (requires application in advance)

③ Installation of a collaboration photo spot (doesn’t require application in advance)

④ Cosplay gathering (doesn’t require application in advance)

Selected works

The works selected for this contest are the following 4 titles published in Kodansha’s “Weekly Shonen Magazine”! !

RAVE / FAIRY TAIL / EDENS ZERO / Mashima HERO’S

 

Event ① Cosplay photo contest

World “HERO’S” Cosplay Grand Prix

We are having a cosplay photo grand prix! The winners will receive an original illustration with an autograph of Hiro Mashima!

Submission period

1 July (Fri) 12:00 ~ 31 July (Sun) 23:59 * Japan time

Details of the submissions for the photo contest

  • Cosplay pictures of characters appearing in the following 4 works of Hiro Mashima (Selected works: RAVE, FAIRY TAIL, EDENS ZERO, Mashima HERO’S)
  • One person can submit multiple applications.
  • Application is also possible with cosplay pictures shot and produced in the past.
  • There is no age limit for the applicants. Persons under 18 years of age may apply upon obtaining the permission of their parents or guardians.

Announcement of the results of the contest

GUEST:Mashima Hiro

  • Date and time: 7 August (Sun) 19:30~20:20
  • Venue: Special stage at the Galaxy Platform of Oasis 21
  • Viewing: Free of charge
  • A panel of judges including Mr. Hiro Mashima will choose the winner of the Grand Prix from the nominated entries selected by the Executive Office!

Prizes

  • Grand Prix 1 entry (Grand Prix trophy / Original illustration with an autograph of Hiro Mashima)
  • Runner-up 1 entry (Trophy / Original illustration with an autograph of Hiro Mashima)
  • Hiro Mashima special prize 1 entry (Original illustration with an autograph of Hiro Mashima)
  • WCS special prize 1 entry (WCS goods / Original illustration with an autograph of Hiro Mashima)

Judges

  • Hiro Mashima
  • Editorial department of Kodansha
  • Tokumaru Oguri, chairman of the WCS Executive Committee

Application rules and application form (From 1 July (Fri) at 12:00)

Please read the application rules in the form below carefully before application.

Application form for the cosplay photo contest

 

Event ② Cosplay runway stage

Come and participate in the cosplay runway stage!

Date and time of celebration

  • Date and time: 7 August (Sun) 19:30~20:20
  • Venue: Special stage at the Galaxy Platform of Oasis 21

Application period

1 July (Fri) 12:00 ~ 24 July (Sun) 23:59

Details of the application for the runway stage

  • Application is open for approximately 10 groups that can participate in a runway at the cosplay stage with characters appearing in the following 4 works of Hiro Mashima. In case that the number of applicants is greater, the Executive Office will select the participants and contact directly with them. (Selected works: RAVE, FAIRY TAIL, EDENS ZERO, Mashima HERO’S)
  • Up to 3 persons can appear on stage together as one group.
  • There will be no onstage rehearsals on the day of the event. Explanations about activities on the stage will be provided before appearing on stage.
  • There is no age limit for the participants. Persons under 18 years of age may apply upon obtaining the permission of their parents or guardians.

Other important points

  • It is required to purchase separately a “Cosplay changing room ticket (including participation ticket” or a “Cosplay participation ticket” for all the participants.
  • The event will be streamed live on the internet.
  • Pictures and videos of the stage will be published on social media sites, and can also be featured in materials such as the promotion of future events related with the World Cosplay Summit.

Application form (From 1 July (Fri) at 12:00)

Please apply from the form below.

* The results of the application will be announced by e-mail around 27 July.

 

Application form for participation in the Runway Stage

 

Event ③ Installation of a collaboration photo spot

A photo spot will appear at the Galaxy Platform of Oasis 21!

* Picture for illustration purposes only.

Date and time for photographing

  • Date and time: 6 August (Sat) ~ 7 August (Sun) 11:00~21:00
  • Venue: Galaxy Platform of Oasis 21

Description of the installation

A photo spot inspired in the covers of the comic books of the following three titles will be placed at the venue. You can take pictures freely during the day, so please be kind to other visitors.

  • RAVE
  • FAILY TAIL
  • EDENS ZERO

 

Event ④ Cosplay gathering

Take a group picture together with everyone at the Gathering Square

Date and time of celebration and further details

  • Date and time: 7 August (Sun) 16:00~16:30
  • Venue: Gathering Square (North side of the Hisaya-odori Park Chubu Electric Power MIRAI TOWER)
  • Please come to the Gathering Square before 16:00.

What is a gathering?

It is a meeting in cosplay of characters belonging to the same original work or to titles falling under a common theme, with the purpose of socializing and taking pictures. This time, we are looking forward to gathering persons in cosplay of the following four original works of Hiro Mashima, so we can take a commemorative picture together!

 

Others

A cosplay photo book will be released at a later date!

As a part of this project. it is expected to release a cosplay photo book including the entries submitted to the cosplay photo contest and pictures taken at the stage during the day, among others.

Please acknowledge that pictures of the participants in the events may appear published in the photo book.