Implementation to start at 6th Philippine Cosplay Convention on March 2-3.
The cosplay organization Cosplay.PH has launched a seeding system for local cosplayers called Cosplay Ranking System or CRS, and will begin its implementation at the 6th Philippine Cosplay Competition to be held on March 2-3 at Robinsons Place Manila.
According to the blog post announcing its launch, CRS will have three rank levels for cosplayers, namely the Beginner, Intermediate, and Veteran ranks. There will also be a Master Rank level reserved for judges of CRS-accredited cosplay competitions “as recognition and for their contribution to the [cosplay] community.”
All cosplayers can take part in the CRS by registering in any cosplay event accredited by CRS. After filling out a registration form, they will be given an ID card with a designated CRS ID number which they should use to register at future CRS-accredited cosplay events. Cosplay.PH says that all cosplayers “will start out on a clean slate.”
Cosplayers can rise up the ranks by competing in CRS-accredited cosplay competitions and accumulating CRS Points (CRSPs) along the way. Those who have collected up to 150 CRSPs will get the Beginner rank, those with 151-750 CRSPs will get the Intermediate rank, and those with 751 CRSPs above will hold the Veteran rank.
CRS-accredited cosplay events will also be given Contest Ranks that correspond to the cosplayers’ rank level. Intermediate and Veteran rank cosplayers who compete in lower-level competitions will incur a score handicap and CRSP penalty. There will also be Open Contests where cosplayers of all ranks may join without incurring any penalties.
The full mechanics of CRS are detailed in the blog post. Stay tuned to ZEN Otaku Honbu for more updates on this story.
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