Cosplay Fashion Show at Sakura Sunday
On April 14, 2013, Zenkaikon will be hosting the Cosplay Fashion Show at the annual Sakura Sunday event in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park! Attendees are invited to dress as their favorite Asian anime, manga, and video-game characters to participate. The show is open to all ages and skill levels! There will be a fashion show display of all participants. Sign-ups for this event will take place both before Sakura Sunday (through the Zenkaikon website), and also at the Zenkaikon booth on the day of Sakura Sunday.
Cosplay must be of established characters from anime, manga, video games, and other official Asian sources. No original characters or original variations on established characters, please. This is not a competition, but an event to share the hobby of cosplay with the community. Handmade or purchased costumes are welcome to participate. Those under the age of 18 should have their parent's permission to participate. Online sign-ups will be taken until Friday April 12th at midnight. Additional sign-ups will be taken at the Zenkaikon booth at Sakura Sunday.
Check in for those who sign up online, and additional signups will be taken at the Zenkaikon booth at Sakura Sunday from 11:00am - 1:00pm. The Fashion Show will take place in the Gazebo area at 2:30pm. All participants are asked to be at the Zenkaikon booth by no later than 2:00pm. There, Zenkaikon staff will get participants lined up, walk over to the event area, and prepare for the show. Participants who fail to show up for line-up will be counted as no-shows and will lose their place in the line-up.
Sakura Sunday, sponsored by the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia (JASGP), celebrates the blooming of the sakura (cherry blossom) trees in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park! More details on Sakura Sunday can be found on Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival website.
If, after reading the above, you are still uncertain about what level you belong to, or if you have any questions, please use the contact form and select “Cosplay” as the category.