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WCS TEAM AUSTRALIA APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!!!!

Are you ready to take your Cosplay to the next level?

SMASH & WCS Australia brings you the World Cosplay Summit Competition, giving  you & a close friend the chance to compete in cosplay together & win yourselves a trip to Nagoya, Japan & the opportunity to participate in the World Cosplay Summit Japan 2018, with currently 35 countries competing.

WHAT IS THE WORLD COSPLAY SUMMIT JAPAN?

The World Cosplay Summit (WCS) is a competition focused around cosplay (costuming & performance), it is coordinated by WCS inc. The competition grows each year & currently unites 35 different countries & invites them to compete against each other every year during summer in Nagoya, Japan. Australia being one of those countries represented. The current list of countries participating is: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, U.K., India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Mexico, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, UAE, The United States, Hong Kong, Taiwan, The Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico & Vietnam.

Each country gets to elect their best cosplay duo to represent their country. The competition is held every summer in Nagoya, Japan. There are numerous prizes to be won at this competition, with the most honored title being the World Cosplay Summit Grand Champion

The event typically spans over 10 days with multiple tourist location sights visits, Japanese cultural experiences & often getting to meet celebrities & Japanese Government officials.

It is a once in a life time experience like no other.

ABOUT THE WORLD COSPLAY SUMMIT AUSTRALIA

The WCS Australia organize WCS events across Australia, and to promote an affinity towards cosplay within the Australian community. The competition currently brings together currently 35 different countries and invites them to compete against each other every year during the summer in Nagoya, Japan; where in this process WCS Australia works hard to select Australia’s best cosplay duo by holding a pre-selection round just for Australia at SMASH!

The Winning cosplay Duo gets the Title of Australia’s World Cosplay Summit Representatives & win a trip together to Nagoya, Japan to represent Australia in the World Cosplay Summit Japan that following year.

In association with Japan Airlines (JAL), WCS Australia coordinates the Japanese leg of the finals held in Nagoya, Japan – with SMASH and JAL offering free flights for the winning team, and WCS Japan providing various support leading up to the event.

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To download the rules and procedures document, click here.

(The rules have been updated since last year, so be sure to read them thoroughly.)

For inquiries, please email: wcs@smash.org.au

IMPORTANT DATES

Expression of interest form due:
11:59pm, 14th May 2017

Portfolio due date:
11:59pm, 6th August 2017

Preliminary Competition date and location:
SMASH! – Rosehill Gardens – 19th and 20th August 2017

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

To submit your Expression of Interest, fill out this template (here) and submit to wcs@smash.org.au.

Expressions of Interest are due on 11:59pm, 14th May 2017.

Why is this important? 
Although this is an optional part of your WCS entry, submitting an Expression of Interest means you get priority over last minute entries.
You get sent reminders for important deadline dates by WCS Australia.
You get notifications directly if rules change, or any other important competition related updates.
You’ll also get notifications for Rehearsal & Pre-judging times.

PORTFOLIO

To submit your portfolio, fill out this template (here) and submit to wcs@smash.org.au.

Portfolios are due on 11:59pm, 6th August 2017.

This is a compulsory part of Participating in the World Cosplay Summit Competition.

Entries without portfolio submissions delivered by the due date will not be allowed to compete.

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Who wants to go to see “SWORD ART ONLINE THE MOVIE -ORDINAL SCALE-” in JAPAN?!?!

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SAO tour full of privileges!Check this out!!
You can check more details at the URL below
Tour: http://www.his-j.com/japan-tourist/sao/index.html

Tour website: http://www.hisgo.com/…/OptionalTour/DetailOptionalTour.aspx…
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/traveljapanbyhis

And now, WCS is accepting applications for travel reviewers to take
part in the “Sword Art Online The Movie -Ordinal Scale- Official Japan Tour”. Travel reviewers can fully enjoy the world of SAO through various opportunities, like the movie viewing with theater guests, on this exclusive tour of Japan, and then share the joy of the franchise and the appeal of Japan with SAO fans around the world through SNS and other media.

Application website: http://www.worldcosplaysummit.jp/en/saotour2017.html

Application close Dec. 9, 2016 (Fri) at 12:00 noon (JST)

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WIN 1 of 2 Double Passes to SMASH!

smash ticketsCourtesy of our sponsor SMASH!, we’re raffling off 1 of 2 double-passes to SMASH Sydney Manga & Anime Show.

This is exclusive to attendees of Supanova Gold coast. Raffle tickets will be available for sale at the WCS Australia table at the convention.

Raffle tickets are $5 per entry.
$10 for 3xentries if you register as a WCS Aus Member as the same time (not inclusive of membership fee)

SMASH have been a long time supporter or WCS Australia.
Be sure to follow their page & visit their website to see more about this amazing convention.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smashcon/
Website: https://smash.org.au/

Don’t forget out Grand Prize for the raffle is courtesy of our new sponsor Echidna Sewing Products, we will be raffling off a Brother Innovis NV950 sewing & embroidery machine worth RRP$1’199. See here for more details: http://www.wcsaustralia.com.au/news/win-a-brother-innovis-nv950-sewing-embroidery-machine/

Goodluck & we’ll see you at Supanova.

Terms & conditions apply, see Terms and Conditions for more information.

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WIN a Brother Innovis NV950 Sewing & Embroidery Machine

Win a sewing machine GCNOVA

Courtesy of our new sponsor Echidna Sewing Products, we will be raffling off a Brother Innovis NV950 sewing & embroidery machine worth RRP$1’199.

This is exclusive to attendees of Supanova Gold coast. Raffle tickets will be available for sale at the WCS Australia table at the convention.

Echidna Sewing Products will also have a booth at Supanova Gold coast & will be working in association with WCS Australia & will be providing sewing demonstrations hosted by previous WCS Champions.

Be sure to follow their page & visit their website to see the other amazing products they offer.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/echidnaclub/
Website: http://www.echidnaclub.com.au/

Goodluck & we’ll see you at Supanova.

Terms & conditions apply, see Terms and Conditions for more information.

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Watch WCS on niconico live!

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◆ World cosplay Summit 2015 schedule
http://www.worldcosplaysummit.jp/2015/schedule/nicolive.html

– 8 / 1 World Karaoke Grand Prix Cosplay (WKG) 2015
http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv228885994?ref=blogparts

– 8 / 1 World Cosplay Summit Championship 2015
http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv228886398?ref=blogparts

Also, we are posting a lot of photos up on Instagram (wcsaustralia) and Twitter (@wcs_australia), so please follow!
Videos will be on out Youtube page:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtqtPKT2hfQR4e7PiIIc8RQ

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WCS tours

There are two WCS tours on offer:

HIS Special Tour★ Cosplay World Summit2015★Laguna Ten Bosch!! The only place in the world where you can take photos with ONE PIECE pirate ship, Thousand Sunny. An all night cosplay festival happens this Summer!! Let’s have fun all night long with performances by famous cosplayers and artists.

http://www.hisgo.com/au/Contents/OptionalTour/DetailOptionalTour.aspx?lang=en&TourCd=NGO0045

HIS Special Tour★Cosplay World Summit2015★ The World’s No.1 Cosplay Summit!! Only lucky numbers can purchase HIS’s “Special luxury plan”.  Now offering SS seats to the Championships. Enjoy anime song concerts, cosplay parades and much more! This is your chance to  cosplay in the holy land of anime enthusiast, Japan!

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http://www.hisgo.com/au/Contents/OptionalTour/DetailOptionalTour.aspx?lang=en&TourCd=NGO0049

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WCS Australia E-Magazine is out!

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It’s out! The first issue of the WCS Australia E-magazine has been sent to all our members. Congratulations to Jeremy for winning the cover competition, and being the first face of WCS Australia.

If you are a member and haven’t received it, please send us an email: info@wcsaustralia.com.au

If you are not a member, sign up on our website, and we will send you a copy of the E-magazine.

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Result of WKG Australia!

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Ingrid Barnes, winner of the WKG Australia competition

Last month, at Gold Coast Supanova, the Australian Preliminary competition for the Nippon World Karaoke Grand Prix Cosplay took place. Four cosplayers took part in the competition and sang beautifully. Nick cosplaying as Itsuki Koizumi gave us an energetic performance singing God knows from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Maefan sang beautifully Moonlight Densetsu as Sailor Moon, and Tiana gave a solid performance as Kotori Minami, singing Soldier Game from Love Live! School idol Festival. In the end, it was Ingrid Barnes’ moving performance and incredible voice that won the competition. She sang Hikari Furu as Madoka Kaname from Puella Magi Madoka Magica. She will be off to World Cosplay Summit this August, in Nagoya, Japan, and will represent Australia in the Nippon World Karaoke Grand Prix Cosplay 2015.
Many thanks to Supanova for hosting and sponsoring the event! Please follow Ingrid’s adventure in Japan in August, and if you want to become next year’s Australian representative, please take part in the competition which will be at Supanova again in 2016.

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