The 2011 World Cosplay Summit finals took place in Nagoya, Japan on Sunday with 17 participating countries. This year’s grand prize winners were the representatives from Brazil, Monica and Mauricio Olivas for their Final Fantasy work. The Italian team’s Sugar Sugar Rune placed second, while China’s Dynasty Warriors 6 cosplay took third.
This is Brazil’s third win and the Olivas siblings’ second, having previously won in 2006.
This year’s judges included voice actor Tohru Furuya, musical group JAM Project, Bushiroad’s Takaaki Kidani, cosplayer Tatsumi Inui, and Tokai Walker magazine editor Masaaki Nagase.
The World Cosplay Summit was launched in 2003 with four participating countries. Since then, it has expanded to 17 participating countries: Australia, Brazil, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, and the United States. This year’s win marks Brazil’s third; the country took the grand prize in 2008, and the same team that won in 2006 also won this year. The last three years’ grand prize winners were Italy (2010), Japan (2009), and Brazil (2008).
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