Do we have your attention NOW, sucka?
Apparently, a pageant with representatives from nine countries was just held in Nagoya, Japan. Entrants had already won pageants in their home countries after a grueling series of showdowns. This was no poncing around in costumes — this was talented role players in peak condition working to perfect their craft and take it to the highest levels of international competition. Like the Olympics. Only with Gundam Wing.
The winners, according to Anime News Network were a Brazilian brother/sister duo, shown above.
Mônica and Maurício Somenzari Leite Olivas are the winners of World Cosplay Summit 2006. The duo dressed as Rosiel and Alexiel from Angel Sanctuary. “Their presentation was good and impressed us all,” said jury member Go Nagai.
A little digging around the website reveals that with Miss Universe reduced to an atavistic, chauvinistic cable program, THIS is the event which should become the great human competition of the new era. Men and women, boys and girls. And there is…heartbreak.
We apologize to all who were looking forward to meeting the representatives from the USA this year as had been scheduled. Due to a regrettable mix up in the planning towards the US representative’s preliminary contest for “World Cosplay Summit 2006�? there was no other option but to postpone participation for this year.
Quick! Someone make a movie! This is the real thing.