The list of winners! Photos from CosplayLab
and American Cosplay Paradise
.Best in Show
Rob, Faith, and Dominique as Tsuzuku, Owaru, and Amoru from SoryudenWalk On
The detail in these costumes were amazing. Everything was there, even if you couldn't see it. If you see them, you'll agree. Best Individual
Miko as Minato Arisato and Orpheus from Persona 3Photo
Everything she wore was clean and professional in appearance. The Orpheus was to scale and even lit up! Lots of engineering put into this baby.Best Group
Andrea and Amanda as Almaz and Mao from Disgaea 3Photo
Again, very clean and professionally finished. Teamwork was also present, which is key for any group entry. Looked uniform together, neither seemed out of place in the duo.Best Kid
Ryan as Link from Twilight PrincessPhoto
He was so proud of himself. He made the shield himself, painted the sword, picked out all the fabrics, etc. When the kid is involved in the costume more than just a model, it stands out!Best Technical
Clutch as Yoshimitsu from Tekken TagPhoto
The entire thing was body cast and vacuum sealed. All armor is fiberglass. Also has reflective tape on the sword to make it glow in the flash of the camera.Best Prop
Val as Shanoa from Castlevania: Order of EcclesiaPhoto
**We did not chose this award. This award was chosen by the group that donated the prize, a replica of a sword from WoW.** Her sword was trimmed in El Wire and the orb was actually a hamster ball so it could double as a purse.Best Catgirl
Kala as Lolita Naruto from NarutoPhoto
Very clean, even considering being her first solo project. Although I'm not a fan of original versions of characters, we all agreed that this was very cleverly done and executed well.Best New Comer
Summer as Shao from Mamotte ShuogogettenPhoto
Everything was clean, finished, and well executed. We were almost fooled that it was her first contest and first solo project.
Tay as Edea from Final Fantasy VIIIPhoto
The helmet was completely hand crafted, she had puff paint on her face, and the engineering for the back piece was very well done. Honorable Mention
Katie as Utada HikaruPhoto
The train was filled with beach balls and she actually used a curtain lining for the bottom so it could easily be cleaned. The train also is removable.
Stitches as Angewoman from DigimonPhoto
She did a really good job at the bodysuit, and there was two pounds of feathers on this thing, each put on separately. Everything was also sculpted by hand. Extra tidbit: she's allergic to feathers
Brian as Travis Touchdown from No More HeroesPhoto
He made the beam sword from the ground up, and we were all quite impressed. The costume was made by Laina, who was present for prejudging and talked us through the process. Completely hand drafted jacket and the pants were cut up and resewn to have the seams in the correct location.Judge Awards
Stacy's: Spookloops as Oracle from Final Fantasy TasticsPhoto
All the detail on the outside of the jacket was hand painted, the inside was hand painted and embroidered. The hat was made from scratch and everything was nice and clean.
Mine: Britt as Lion Sora (in the style of Julie Taymor's designs for The Lion King
on Broadway) from Kingdom Hearts 2Photo
She made the head from scratch, as well as the Circle of Life keyblade. If the detail was present for the broadway version (ie, the triangle on the chest is the mane, and since Simba as a cub doesn't have one, it isn't fully filled in), it was present in the costume.
Kaze's: Shane as Talim from Soul Calibur IVPhoto
All the details were present and were well done. He didn't care that he was dressed as a girl, just that he was dressed as his favorite costume.
Dottie's: David as Action Bastard from Shin ChanWalk On
Besides loving saying his name, it was nice seeing a rare character. The mask was once a Batman mask, and the belt buckle was off-center to be like the crazy Shin Chan art.Fan Favorite
Chase, Carl, and Ivan as the Pocky PosseWalk On
They got the crowd cheering, out of their seat, and chanting. Plus they Rick-Rolled the contest.