We’re proud sponsors of the Champions of Cosplay events at ComiCon conventions like ECCC, NYCC, and this time around C2E2 — the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo. We love the creativity people show by meticulously crafting their costumes, so it’s really a no-brainer for us to sponsor these events. They make a lot of creative people very happy.
As we’ve seen over the past few years, the competition at these events has become fierce. The C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay is the largest cosplay competition in the world, and this weekend was the final stop in ReedPOP’s 2016 “Quest for the Crown” global cosplay competition circuit. So, yeah. Lots of impressive contestants from around the world.
Huge congratulations go out to @msmajorsam from Australia for her amazing fabrication of her Sakizo Julietta Necromancer cosplay from Fantasy of the Dream. It’s a deep manga character that really only exists in drawn form, so the character is open to quite a bit of interpretation. She showed incredible attention to detail in this cosplay, with skulls, horns, and all manner of papery, gauzy, colorful details. It’s undeniably beautiful and a great choice in what must have been a really difficult judging process. The talent in this competition really was spectacular.
To get an idea of the other entrants, check out our Cosplay Gallery for the Championships of Cosplay. As sponsor of the event, we were given early access for photo shoots before the judging, and as always it was a true pleasure to talk to each person and find out more about how they make the things they make.