Cosplay Party 2.0

May 15, 2010
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Following the massive success of Japan Society’s KRAZY! Cosplay Party in 2009, the Society hosts its second annual cosplay event, Cosplay Party 2.0, in conjunction with the exhibition Graphic Heroes, Magic Monsters. Fans are invited to create and showoff costumes of their favorite characters, and share their enthusiasm for anime, manga, and video games.

Cosplay Party 2.0 includes a screening of Evangelion 1.11: You Are (Not) Alone (2010, 100 min., in Japanese with English subtitles. Rated: PG-13) in Japan’s Society’s big screen theater; a costume competition with special appearances from Uncle Yo, Mario Bueno, World Cosplay Summit 2009 Team USA, manga Artist Hiroki Otsuka; prizes from Kinokuniya Bookstore; musical entertainment by cosplay DJ Ruby Red; a photo booth; free admission to Graphic Heroes, Magic Monsters; Oms/b serving onigiri (riceballs) and tea; and more!

$20 non-members
$15 members

Call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. – Fri. 11 am – 6 pm, Weekends 11 am – 5 pm.

Ticketing & Event Information
220 tickets are available pre-event which guarantee a seat in the auditorium for the Cosplay Contest.  Tickets will be available at the door on the day of the event.  Those competing in the cosplay contest do not require a seat in the auditorium, but pre-sale is recommended. 

Film screening tickets will be released on a first come, first serve basis beginning at 2 PM.

Those without a costume are welcome to attend, to observe, and to cheer on their friends.

We recommend that children under 13 be accompanied by adults.

Schedule of Events
2:00 – costume contest registration; film passes distributed (first come, first serve to ticket holders)
3:00 – party starts; film screening begins and DJ spins
5:00 – cut-off for contest sign-up
6:30 – contest begins
8:00 – winners and prizes announced
8:30 – party ends

Cosplay Contest Prizes
1st Place: $200 gift certificate to Kinokuniya Bookstore
2nd Place: $100 gift certificate to Kinokuniya Bookstore
3rd Place: $50 gift certificate to Kinokuniya Bookstore

Cosplay Contest Information & Rules
There will be a sign-up sheet for the costume contest on the day of the event from 2 pm – 5 pm.  If you plan on competing, please arrive early.

There will be an area to don your costumes at Japan Society.

No store-bought or rented costumes will be eligible to participate. Contestants must appear in some form of legitimate costume. Japan Society staff reserves the right to determine what actually constitutes a legitimate costuming effort. Store bought props and/or pieces are allowed.  Please keep costumes PG rated.  Do not bring real or metal swords or weapons to this event.

You may enter as a group. For a winning group there will only be one prize, and the group leader gets it. Please keep that in mind when entering and registering.

Only costumed individuals are eligible for the competition.

  • Saturday, May 15, 2010
  • 3:00 pm