By Rizwan Merchant


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There is excitement in the air in the world of cosplaying this weekend, as the 2014 World Cosplay Summit US Finals will be taking place this Sunday at Anime Central in Chicago, Illinois. Anime Secrets is proud to be working with the World Cosplay Summit US Staff to bring in-depth coverage on all the finalists competing this weekend. The competition is looking really stiff, and it is extremely difficult to root for just one team.

For some, this Sunday is exactly like a football playoff game to decide who goes to the Super Bowl. For those unaware, the American representatives to the World Cosplay Summit are chosen and compete at three levels of judging held throughout the year: regional, national, and international rounds. Regional rounds are held at various conventions across the country. The winners of each Regional Round move on to the National Finals to compete for the chance to travel to Japan for the World Cosplay Summit where they will compete against Cosplay Teams representing countries from all over the world! Each entry is comprised of a two person team who must not only showcase their crafting skills as a cosplayer, but also their stage presence by performing a skit in cosplay.

This year we have the following teams competing for the title of Team USA:

Bejitaballz from California, Regional Winner of the Katsucon 2014 Eastern Qualifier

C4 Cosplay  from Texas, Regional Winner of The San Japan 2013

C4 Cosplay from Texas, Regional Winner of The San Japan 2013

Wild Garden Cosplay (comprised of Lilacwire & Teca)  from Colorado, Wild Card Team of the Nan Desu Kan 2013 Mountain Qualifier

Wild Garden Cosplay (comprised of Lilacwire& Teca) from Colorado, Wild Card Team of the Nan Desu Kan 2013 Mountain Qualifier

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Green Jello Cosplay from Utah, Regional Winner of the Nan Desu Kan 2013 Mountain Qualifier

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Karmaluna Cosplay from Michigan, Regional Winner of the Anime St. Louis 2014 Midwest Qualifier

Kiwi Teacup Studios (comprised of Phaleure & Envel) from Tennessee/Maryland, Wild Card Team of the Katsucon 2014 Eastern Qualifier

Kiwi Teacup Studios (comprised of Phaleure & Envel) from Tennessee/Maryland, Wild Card Team of the Katsucon 2014 Eastern Qualifier

Cute Classy Cosplay from Louisiana, Wild Card Team of the Anime St. Louis 2014 Midwest Qualifier

Cute Classy Cosplay from Louisiana, Wild Card Team of the Anime St. Louis 2014 Midwest Qualifier

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Kirayume from California, Wild Card Team of the Katsucon 2014 Eastern Qualifier

 

For more information, check out the United States World Cosplay Summit Facebook Fan page. There will be a live stream for the Finals available here on Sunday at noon Central time.

 

On behalf of the Anime Secrets Staff, good luck to all participants!