KRAZY! Cosplay Party

March 28, 2009
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In conjunction with the exhibition KRAZY! The Delirious World of Anime + Manga + Video Games, Japan Society holds its first-ever Cosplay Party, inviting local fans to create and show off costumes of their favorite characters and share their enthusiasm for anime, manga and video games.

Admission to the Cosplay Party includes:

  • A costume competition with prizes from Kinokuniya Bookstore and Manga Entertainment! The KRAZY! Cosplay Contest will be judged by members of World Cosplay Summit Team USA and!
  • Music from DJ VDRK and a special performance from Reni singing songs in Harajuku and Akihabara style!
  • FREE entrance to the KRAZY! exhibition featuring original manga artwork, hundreds of manga to read, an environment by cutting-edge architectural practice Atelier Bow-Wow, and playable video games!  Classic anime film clips from Akira, Mind Game, Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Paprika, and more!

DJ provided by 303GRAND.

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Costume 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

Other prizes: DVDs of Ninja Scroll, Straight Jacket and Ghost in the Shell provided by Manga Entertainment and Street Fighter 4 for PS3

Sign-up for the Costume Contest is from 5:30 – 6:30 PM.
If you plan on competing in the competition, please arrive early.

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

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


There will be complimentary beverages (coke/sprite/etc.) and western snacks available.

$10 pre-register
$15 at the door
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged!

Advance ticketing is now closed. A limited amount of tickets will be available at the door today.

Ticket holders for this event are welcome to arrive early to check out the KRAZY! exhibit from 11 AM – 5 PM!

We recommend that children under 13 be accompanied by adults.

Children in costume will have chance to show off their costumes at the end of the contest.

Contest Rules:
In order to compete in the KRAZY! Cosplay Contest you must have a costume that fits into one of the following categories:

– Anime/Manga/Film/US Comics
– Videos Games
– Original/Other

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.

  • Saturday, March 28, 2009
  • 5:30 pm