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December Party Cosplay Competition

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Aid For Japan is staging a very special Welcome Party on 18th December for two of the children who lost parents and family members in the tragic Japan earthquake/tsunami disaster of last year.

The Party will also feature a Cosplay Competition sponsored by Tokyo Toys. The competition is open to people who have bought tickets for the Party attending on the day. The Competition Rules are as follows:

  • Entrants 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult and those under 16 must have parent’s approval to enter.
  • No costume is NO COSTUME – even if your character wears ‘street clothes’. To participate, you must have a costume that can stand out!
  • Appropriate costumes for children.
  • You will not be able to have your own music.
  • Pictures will be taken at the event of cosplayers which will then be put on the Aid for Japan website.
  • Entrants will line up one by one to be presented on stage. Here you can show off your costume however you want, but you only have around one minute stage time to do so, so no performances.
  • The judges will select winners based on a series of criteria, including the effort you have put into the costume and how similar it is to the actual character.
  • There will be 3 winners: one chosen by the set of judges based on the above criteria and one for each guest of honour (the visiting Japanese orphan girls!).
  • Speak to staff if you want to appear in a group. If you do, though, the characters must be from the same anime!

Prize winners get to choose one toy from a range of different ones kindly donated by Tokyo Toys.

If you have queries about the Cosplay Competition then please email Cosplay Coordinator Sara Alam: saraalam95@gmail.com

The Welcome Party will take place on Tuesday 18th December 2012 between 19:30 and 21:30 at the River Side Room, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond TW9 1TP.

The event will feature the Scots Guards Brass Quintet, flute (Emi Yamamoto) and violin (Yasufumi Otsuki) performances, traditional Japanese dance (Nihonbuyo) from Tanaka Hiroko and Akemin Solloway Tanaka and a Cosplay Contest. Tickets for the event will be £8 in advance and £10 on the door. Click the link below to order.

All profits will be donated to Aid for Japan.