Hyper Japan 2012 - Cosplay Judges Announced and Cosplay Reminder
Date: 2012 February 04 16:39
Posted by Joe
Cosplayers heading to Hyper Japan 2012 in London will be pleased to hear the latest news they've sent us. The event is only a few weeks away it starts on Friday 24th February 2012 and will run until Sunday 26th February 2012.
The event has announced the cosplay judges for Saturday. Double World Cosplay Summit champions Mauricio and Mônica Somenzari will join professional prop makers John Bekkensten and Adelaïde Filippe from Bekkhans Studio.
Cosplayers should also note that there's just a week left to enter the WCS and ECG competitions.
04/02/2012 – For Immediate Release
HYPER JAPAN Cosplay Judges Announced!
Friday 24 – Sunday 26 February 2012
Brompton Hall, Earls Court, London
HYPER JAPAN's carnival of cosplay is almost here - and there’s just a week left to register for the World Cosplay Summit (WCS) and European Cosplay Gathering (ECG) contests - so enter now to be a part of it and maybe even win a trip to Paris or Japan!
Cosplay judges for the Saturday of HYPER JAPAN have also been announced - double World Cosplay Summit champions Mauricio and Mônica Somenzari will join professional prop makers John Bekkensten and Adelaïde Filippe from Bekkhans Studio!
Mauricio And Mônica Somenzari
Hailing from Brazil, Mônica and Mauricio are the only team to have become double WCS Grand Champions – winning first in 2006 with their Angel Sanctuary performance, and again in 2011 as Balthier and Ultima from Final Fantasy XII! Outside of cosplay, Mauricio is a designer for a prestigious Bralizian high fashion brand and Mônica has just graduated from her photography degree. Both cosplayers say they can't wait to visit London - the "Mecca" of fashion - and meet British cosplayers!
Founded by John Bekkensten (Norway) and Bruce Hansing (UK), BekkHans studio have been providing props, concept art and set design for the movie and entertainment industry for the last 13 years. Founder John Bekkensten will be appearing at HYPER JAPAN together with concept artist Adelaïde Filippe.
In addition to providing concept art for Bekkhan's projects with Marvel (Iron Man) and Paramount (Transformers), Adelaïde is also a cosplayer of 7 years, and was part of the judging panel for the 2011 European Cosplay Gathering Final and French WCS Preliminary.
For more information on all the cosplay competitions at HYPER JAPAN, please visit the www.facebook.com/hyperjapancosplay
Source: Hyper Japan