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Press Office - PR#42–2013, March 12, 2013


Transform and Become the

2013 Mini Cosplay Contest Champion






The Embassy of Japan in the Philippines invites all Filipino cosplayers to the 2013 Mini Cosplay Contest where you can dress to impress and dress to express your passion for Japanese culture. Open your wardrobe and come in your best Japanese pop culture inspired attire for the celebration of the 40 th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation and the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month this 2013.


The 2013 Mini Cosplay Contest, together with the J-Pop Anime Singing Contest, will be on July 20, 2013 (Saturday) at SM Mall. It is for Filipino cosplayers who can portray and bring to life their favorite manga, anime, movies, TV series, J-Pop, and J-Rock idols perfectly. Two categories are available to interested participants, the cloth category and mecha category.


In order to join, participants must complete the following requirements:


•  Application form

•  Size 2x2 ID picture

•  Full body photograph dressed in chosen costume

•  Photo of the character being portrayed


The Mini Cosplay Contest application form is available at the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) Library or you may download it at www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp.


All the requirements may be submitted personally or via courier to JICC, Embassy of Japan, 2627 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. The deadline for the submission of entries is on June 21, 2013.


Awesome prizes from our sponsors will await the Mini Cosplay Contest winners. So hurry and join to enjoy Philippines-Japan culture exchange.


For more details on the rules and regulations of the 2013 Mini Cosplay Contest, please email jicc-mnl@ma.mofa.go.jp or call 551-5710 local 2311 or 2312.