Date: 2010 October 25 15:41
Posted by Joe
The good folks at the London MCM Expo have sent us details about the Euro Cosplay Finals, which will be held at the London MCM Expo on Saturday 20th October 2010. The judges have now been announced. They've picked a selection of expert cosplayers to reside over the finalists.
Additionally the Expo launches a new cosplay zone - Totally Cosplay, dedicated to everything a cosplayer would be interested in, including competitions, panels, workshops and a cosplay stage.
Press release as follows:
29-31 OCTOBER – EXCEL LONDON – ROYAL VICTORIA DOCK
Judges Named For Euro Cosplay Final
This Saturday will see London MCM Expo playing host to the inaugural Euro Cosplay Championships Final, sponsored by Virgin Atlantic and Cosplay.com. And to judge the competition, which features 30 outstanding cosplayers from 18 countries, we're flying in a trio of top notch international cosplay judges!
Coming all the way from Japan, Goldy is known the world over as the undisputed master of Gundam and mecha costumes. As well as meeting Expo visitors over the show weekend, Goldy will be displaying two of his newest costumes and even running a hands-on workshop for attendees on Friday.
Thaís Jussim - better known as Yuki - has been making costumes since 2000, winning several competitions in Brazil and becoming the best-known cosplayer in her country. In 2007, Yuki represented Brazil at the World Cosplay Summit in Nagoya, Japan, and she has thrice been a finalist of the Yamato Cosplay Cup International.
Jia Jem has been making award-winning costumes since 2003. Now retired from competition, she continues to share her cosplay knowledge both online and through convention workshops. Jia has travelled the world as a special guest, including events in Spain, Italy, Germany, Chile, Mexico and Japan.
This weekend's London MCM Expo will also see the launch of the new Totally Cosplay zone; a dedicated area devoted to everything cosplay, including competitions, panels, workshops and a dedicated stage!