The Best Japanese Cosplay Photos. Officially. 

Like, there was a voting and everything. Here are the results of the first Nippon Cosplay Photo Contest.

The winners were picked by fellow cosplayers and members of the general public. Voting for the finalists was held last month at the Nipponbashi Street Festa and online.

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The grand prize winner, Gvgexvs0919, got a trip worth 100,000 yen (US$836).

[Photo: gvgexvs0919]



Here is second place, cosplayer Luna Kamisaka, who won a 50-inch Panasonic Viera TV.

[Photo: luna_kamisaka]


And in third place, Natsumi won 30,000 yen ($250) worth of Amazon gift certificates.

[Photo: natsumi0913]


Below, you can find some of the honorable mentions, a couple of which got gift certificates worth 10,000 yen ($84).

[Photo: momoreku]

[Photo: 739ra]

[Photo: shikon2012]

[Photo: snyan_25252]

[Photo: tokumeikibonnu]

[Photo: chami_madoka]

[Photo: kurohi2]

[Photo: Saver666]

[Photo: usagicos]



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