Los Angeles Cosplay Contest

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Top 7 Contestents of the 2014 Tokyo Journal Cosplay Contest Top 7 Contestents of the 2014 Tokyo Journal Cosplay Contest Photo by Richard Fukuhara

Los Angeles Cosplay Contest at Nagoya Day

The 2014 Los Angeles Cosplay Contest was held on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at The Grove in Los Angeles, as part of "Nagoya Day" to celebrate the 55-year anniversary of sister city relations between Los Angeles and Nagoya. Emcee Ivan Van Norman, a Season One Contestant from TBS television's King of the Nerds hosted the contest which featured over 40 cosplayers from the Los Angeles/Southern California area. The judges of the event were Cosplay/Video Game Journalist Paola Alejandra, Designer/Professional Seamstress Kristine "Space Invader" Carr and Makeup / Special Effects Artist KC Mussman. The 2013 winner of America's Got Talent Kenichi Ebina entertained the crowd during the event with his amazing dance performance. The contest was produced for the Los Angeles Nagoya Sister City Affiliation (LANSCA) by Tokyo Journal / Authentasia. The Nagoya Day event was presented by the City of Nagoya and LANSCA.

1st Prize: Court Soto, cosplaying as "Vanitas" from "Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep" won a round trip ticket from L.A. to Tokyo donated by All Nippon Airways (ANA).

2nd Prize: Hayley Mintz, cosplaying as "Raiden" from "Metal Gear Solid 4" won a $100 Cash Prize donated by the Anaheim University Akira Kurosawa School of Film.


3rd Prize: Brooke Wiler, cosplaying as "Popstar Ahri" from "League of Legends" won a $50 Cash Prize & One Year Subscription to the Tokyo Journal provided by the Tokyo Journal.



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