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AFA Regional Cosplay Championship 2012
GRAND FINALS

Anime Festival Asia will be hosting the final rounds for the AFA Regional Cosplay Championship, the most prestigious cosplay competition in South-East Asia.

Local auditions has been held in all participating countries. Our quest for the best team in costume quality and character portrayal just got more and more prestigious than ever!

 



Representatives


SINGAPORE
SECTION 8

Raistlin & Shinji

THAILAND
DRACHEN

Aun & Naoki

INDONESIA
DAIKON SKY

Echow & Sora

PHILIPPINES
ADVENTURE

Marko & Domingo

MALAYSIA
CHECK MATE

Amy & Xajin


Prizes

ARCC SG Winner

• $800
• Canon X1 EOS-M
• 2 Tickets round trip to Japan from Singapore by ANA
• Trophies & Certificates

ARCC 2012 1st Runner Up

• $500
• Trophies & Certificates

ARCC 2012 2nd Runner Up

• $300
• Trophies & Certificates


Rules for ARCC 2012

I : MAIN RULES

  1. Restricted to Japanese intellectual property including, but not limited to: anime/ manga, game, novels & live-action.
  2. Characters in the team must be from the same intellectual property.
  3. Participants are to provide the title of the intellectual property, plus the name and picture of the character they are cosplaying.
  4. Original, generic and self-modified characters from media of Japanese origin are not eligible.
  5. Each participation entry must have a team/performance name.
  6. Each team is represented by a team of 2 cosplayers.
  7. Competition is open to those residing in Singapore only.
  8. Mandatory: Video for background and Audio.
  9. Performance duration is 3 minutes (maximum).
  10. Participants under the age of 17 will require consent from a parent or guardian to enter the competition.
  11. Each team is allowed to have 1 helper backstage.
  12. AFA reserves the right to use images, video clips of participant's cosplay and performances prior and after the tournament.

II : SCORING SYSTEM (Judging details and prerequisites)

  • Pre-selection criteria

    1. Costume accuracy – 45%
      Reference pictures provided by the finalists will be compared with the cosplay photos back stage before the performances.

    2. Costume workmanship – 35%
      The quality of the costume will be reviewed based on the cosplay photos.
      1. For commissioned costume(s), the participating group will have to bear a 5% score-handicap.
      2. For purchased costume(s), the participating group will have to bear a 10% score-handicap.

    3. Choice of character – 20%
      Awarded based on suitability of character for the participant.


  • ARCC Criteria

    1. Costume accuracy – 25%
      Reference pictures provided by the finalists will be compared with the cosplay photos back stage before the performances.

    2. In character – 15%
      Character write-up and other media provided by the finalists will be compared with the finalist's character acting

    3. Performance – 40%
      The finalist will be judged on the stage directions, movement, and entertainment value of the performance piece. Entertainment value will take up 30% of the performance score. Technical directions will take up 10% of performance score.

    4. Costume workmanship – 20%
      The quality of the costume will be reviewed backstage before the performance.
      1. For commissioned costume(s), the participating group will have to bear a 5% score-handicap
      2. For purchased costume(s), the participating group will have to bear a 10% score-handicap.


Contestant's Responsibility

  1. All information furnished by the contestant to the organiser should be truthful to the best of knowledge of the contestant.
  2. Contestant is responsible for condition of his/ her costume at all times.
  3. Contestant should voice any difficulties to the AFA Cosplay Committee prior to the competition.
  4. Contestant backing out of the competition has to give official notice to the organiser at least 2 weeks prior to the competition.
  5. Contestant is responsible for the condition of any music or video to be played during his/her performance.
  6. Contestant should remain contactable during any reasonable time before the competition. In the case whereby contestant is unable to be contacted for a period of time, this period of time has to be made known to the ARCC Committee.

Suspension Score Penalty
Sabotage of other contestants' performance or any property or matters that will directly affect the performance
Using of vulgarity on audience, judges, organizing committee, other contestants
Backing out of competition less than 1 month prior to tournament with no valid reason(s)
Provision of false registration information to organizer Subjected to review
Exceed deadline submission/completion of entry, materials or costumes
Intentional violation of competition riles, cheating, dishonesty Subjected to review


Disclaimer:

  1. All participants are required to bear the cost of any overweight luggage charges when shipping costumes and other items
  2. All finalists' flight and accommodation will be sponsored by the AFA Cosplay Committee, where applicable
  3. All details are subjected to change, at the AFA Cosplay Committee's discretion

For all ARCC queries, please contact emitakeya@gmail.com.