2006 ASH BASH Cosplay (Costume) Contest
The 2006 ASH BASH is fast approaching so get your costumes ready, because we
will be holding our second Cosplay Contest. Cosplay is a Japanese term for
costume play. It is very similar to Masquerade. In Japan, cosplay fans will
dress up and recreate characters from science fiction to fantasy, from medieval
to military. It's a time for enthusiastic fans to dress up in their favorite
garb or as their favorite character and have a lot of fun.
Last year, we had several entrants dress up and the lucky winner received a
Shoei MP44. Here are pictures of some of last year's contestants.
Halo Master Chief
Aliens Colonial Marine
WWI Tropical Mercenaries
WWII 1st Cavalry Div Scout
We encourage all of you to participate in the cosplay contest. Get inspired
by checking out anime, manga, movies, video games etc. Recreate those very same
characters from Japanese anime, or manga. Or you might want to be a character
from a movie or television show or video game. Pretty much anything goes.
* Costume must be original and unique.
* For historical re-enactors anything from the Vietnam War period back to the
stone age is legal.
* Although we encourage it, contest participants are not required to play in
costume. If you do plan on playing in costume, be sure that your costume meets
the fields safety requirements.
* The winner will be chosen by the staff of ARMS Magazine, and will receive a
Examples of cosplay can be found all over the internet. In the 2005 March
issue of ARMS Magazine a cosplay game held in Japan was featured. Here is the
link to the site: