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Jun 11, 2011

Asia Cosplay Meet (ACM) takes center stage at Toycon 2011

The 10th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention or popularly known as ToyCon is happening next week on Halls 1,2, and 3 of SM Megamall Megatrade Hall. One of the highlights of the event will be the Asia Cosplay Meet (ACM) on June 18, 2011.

The Asia Cosplay Meet (ACM) is the annual qualifier to the Singapore Asia Cosplay Meet finals. ACMP will determine the best cosplayers of the country who will travel to Singapore on June 25 to 27 and compete with the cosplayers from Singapore, Malaysia and Korea.

ACMP will be held from 12pm to 3pm just before ToyCon's individual cosplay competition. The rules and regulations for Asia Cosplay Meet Philippines as posted in their website at acmphil2011.blogspot.com are as follows:

ACM Rules and Regulations


Here are the rules and regulations for each participating country in your own regional rounds:

  1. All entries must be from Japanese Anime/Games/Manga genre.
  2. All entries must be in groups of three and from the same series.
  3. It is compulsory to have at least one stage prop to be made for your performance. (eg. background banner, statue, etc)
  4. All participating groups must prepare a skit. The maximum is 6 minutes of stage time.
  5. The Asia Cosplay Meet Championship is from 24th June-27th June 2011. Please ensure that you are able to come to the Championship in Singapore if you are chosen as the National Team for your country.

Regional Organizer Phillippines

acmph2011@gmail.com

Please send us your full names, email, series, characters you are cosplaying as and picture references.

Judging Criteria

  • Costume: 40%
  • Performance: 40%
  • Stage Design: 20%

1 National Team composed of 3 cosplayers will be chosen to represent thecountry in the Asia Cosplay Meet Championship.

How the Asia Cosplay Meet Championship(Finals) will work in Singapore:

The Asia Cosplay Meet Championship will be held in the following manner:

1) All participating countries will send their National Team (3 members) to join the competition.

2) Each member of the National Teams must perform one individual skit.

3) After each member has performed one skit, the three members will join up again to perform together in one performance. At least one stage prop is compulsory for the team performance.

In step 2 and 3, each member is performing for their country's scores.

*It is compulsory to have different costumes for the individual performance and for the combined performance although the series can remain the same. There should be no repeated costumes for the individual performance and the combined team performance.

The Awards for the Asia Cosplay Meet Championship will be for:

1) Best Country

2) Finest Cosplayer in Asia

Each individual performance will contribute to the country's total score.

For example, in the case of Phillippines, the National Team consisting of 3 cosplayers will get scores of A, B,C respectively.

The combined performance will get the score of D.

The score of "Best Country" is derived from A+B+C+D.

The rationale is that the Country with the best cosplayers will have cosplayers who can do well independently and can strive at teamwork.

The title of the "Finest Cosplayer in Asia" will be derived from the individual performances.

ACM Championship Judging Criteria

Individual

  • Costume: 50%
  • Performance: 50%

Team

  • Costume: 40%
  • Performance: 40%
  • Stage Design: 20%


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