Anime Alliance accredited by World Cosplay Summit executive committee as official rights holders in the Philippines.
The Philippines will finally enter the prestigious World Cosplay Summit (WCS) as an “observer nation”
This news was disclosed by anime organization Anime Alliance Philippines in a press release, also adding that with the announcement from the WCS, the organization will also be given the official rights to hold WCS preliminaries and regionals across the Philippines.
Michael Ramas, Anime Alliance Operations Manager, says that it took them two to three years to finally get WCS, further adding that “We’ve always wanted to take things further, and that’s what we’ve been doing every year.”
The organization has hinted that HERO Face Off, cable channel HEROtv’s annual cosplay competition, is a possible event which will hold the 2013 preliminaries of the WCS but they also said that they are “open to partner with other events”, said Ramas.
“We’ll be bringing it first with the events that made this possible, with the events that placed their trust with us for all the years”. said Tessa Villareal, WCS Philippines project head.
Ramas also says that they have to prove themselves in organizing international-level standards on local cosplay competitions in order for the Philippines to enter the main WCS Competitions.
Right now, the group is in the final stages of drafting the rules for their events to match the Summit’s own standards, which includes weapons and props.
As an Observer nation, the Philippines will not participate in the main WCS competitions but Ramas is hopeful that with this, Philippine cosplay is now a step closer towards international recognition.
The World Cosplay Summit is a prestigious annual gathering of cosplayers from across the globe, It is organized by television broadcaster TV-Aichi, and is always held in Nagoya, Japan, the broadcaster’s home city. Anime Alliance, meanwhile, is an online-based organization that was organized in 2006.
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