Cosplay Death Match 2017

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Cosplay Death Match 2017

Post by Rhys Ifane » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:23 am

It's that time of year again, children. The Cosplay Death Match will be making it's return to Anime Boston 2017!

What is the Cosplay Death Match? Well, we begin with dozens of test subjects who are all trying to win the crown of Death Match Champion. We will bring a pair of subjects up onto the stage. They will pose, flirt, flex, bribe, or anything else they can think of to win over the audience. Why the audience? That, my children, is because the audience will cheer or whichever individuals they want to win. The winner then get to eliminate the loser from the competition via combat on stage. Basically it is a popularity contest that ends in murd.... scien..... victory! The winners move on in a bracket style tournament, all for the enjoyment of the audience.

Now then, we will need some "willing" (per Anime Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts I cannot drug anyone and drag them to my lab for experimentation) test subjects to participate in this annual bloodbath. Applications to all Cosplay Games Events are open from noon on January 1, 2017 through the end of February. Before applying, please read the below listed rules and guidelines set forth.

http://www.animeboston.com/cosplay/cosplay_faq/

:arrow: A reminder: Anime Boston is an anime convention that is part of the New England Anime Society (NEAS). As such, we can only accept applications from characters that originally hail from a japanese created media. That means we cannot accept anything from Batman, Stephen Universe, Avatar, Overwatch, etc. This is not my rule, but it is a very important rule that has consequences for the convention itself if I break it. I will not bend on this one thing.

Now then, if you would like to apply to the Cosplay Death Match or any other Cosplay Event at Anime Boston, please click on the link here :arrow: http://www.animeboston.com/cosplayhq/
You can even this year apply to be the host of one of our games!

There you will be able to compile your own cosplay profile for Anime Boston and apply to events in one very simple format. It's quite magnificent.

Oh, where are my manners? I almost forgot to introduce myself. I am Professor Stein. I am the Coordinator for the Death Match. I'll let that sink in for a moment. The forecast calls for murder, science, and chance of zombies. :twisted:

"But Professor Stein, what kind of experience do you have when it comes to an event like this?" Excellent question test subject #38. I personally have been a member of Anime Boston's staff for 4 years now and have regularly attended this convention since 2006, before becoming staff I had participated in Cosplay Chess and the Masquerade as well as the first Anime Boston Death Match (where I lost in the finals to a full armor chibi Alphonse Elric :roll: ), and I have assisted behind the scenes heavily on Anime Boston's Death Match, Chess, and After Dark Dating Game among others. I tell you this because I want you to know what to expect from this event that I love.

I look forward to seeing all of the wonderful cosplay that you can muster, children. I can't wait to dissect each and every one of you. I may sounds insane, but my screw isn't loose. I tighten it daily. ;)
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Post by Ficus » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:34 am

A+ event description, Mr. Stein.
(Even if the only Lokis allowed now are the shrunk-into-a-child-to-play-detective kind. XP)
May your experiments be a success, as your predecessors before you.
And don’t forget to recycle the dead bodies once you’re done with them. Hall D starts to smell after a while when one leaves cadavers about.
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Post by MomoKitty » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:47 am

Out of curiosity, according to your rules, would new Voltron be considered? It's technically American made, but the original source material and characters are of Japanese origin.
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Duo Maxwell - Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz 100%
Yuri Plisetsky- Yuri!!! On Ice- 100%
Axel- Kingdom Hearts- 100%
Zen- Mystic Messenger- 100%
Jaehee Kang- Mystic Messenger- 100%
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Post by Rhys Ifane » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:06 pm

MomoKitty wrote:Out of curiosity, according to your rules, would new Voltron be considered? It's technically American made, but the original source material and characters are of Japanese origin.
As is the case sometimes, things like this fall into a gray area. As a result, I'll look into it before getting back to you. Generally when it comes to selecting applicants, we try to avoid gray areas because sometimes we make mistakes and overlook some small piece of information that is the deciding factor in classifying the material.

My advice is this: apply with whatever you want, but don't be surprised if we don't select something that falls into that area. Also, if you have other cosplays that we could definitely use, then apply with those as well.
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Post by MomoKitty » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:50 pm

Rhys Ifane wrote:
MomoKitty wrote:Out of curiosity, according to your rules, would new Voltron be considered? It's technically American made, but the original source material and characters are of Japanese origin.
As is the case sometimes, things like this fall into a gray area. As a result, I'll look into it before getting back to you. Generally when it comes to selecting applicants, we try to avoid gray areas because sometimes we make mistakes and overlook some small piece of information that is the deciding factor in classifying the material.

My advice is this: apply with whatever you want, but don't be surprised if we don't select something that falls into that area. Also, if you have other cosplays that we could definitely use, then apply with those as well.
No worries. I have other cosplays I intend on entering that are 100% eligible.
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Duo Maxwell - Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz 100%
Yuri Plisetsky- Yuri!!! On Ice- 100%
Axel- Kingdom Hearts- 100%
Zen- Mystic Messenger- 100%
Jaehee Kang- Mystic Messenger- 100%
Erika Karisawa-Durarara!!- 98%

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Post by Vanner » Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:22 pm

time to try again since i didn't get in last year!! :> even if i don't, it'll be a blast to watch as it's always been.
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ab 2014 - ramona flowers from scott pilgrim
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ab 2016 - nanami chiaki from super dangan ronpa 2

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Post by Arok2010 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:23 pm

Even though I'm gonna be paying at the door, Luigi will be making his debut at Deathmatch: Anime Boston. i.e. Me dressed as Luigi.

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Re: Cosplay Death Match 2017

Post by Selestyl » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:28 pm

Good luck to everyone entering!!
2017 Cosplays:
Ema Skye - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice (partnered with husband, playing Datz Are'bal) - 100% complete!
Piccolo - Dragonball Z - 100% complete!!

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Post by Rhys Ifane » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:43 pm

ATTN: 49 more days until applications close and I get to start picking out who I want to be my test subjects.

I am currently, as of when I checked a few minutes ago, up to 29 applicants. I'm so happy for the great turnout thus far. I can't wait to tear into most of your corpses. :twisted:
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Re: Cosplay Death Match 2017

Post by Selestyl » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:18 pm

Hmmm...maybe we'll all need luck for a different reason.
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Re: Cosplay Death Match 2017

Post by snapelicious » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:48 pm

Easy, Patches, some of the rest of us wanna use these guys too.
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Post by Rhys Ifane » Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:35 pm

snapelicious wrote:
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:48 pm
Easy, Patches, some of the rest of us wanna use these guys too.
But my body supplier cut me off. I need my fix. :?
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Post by sohopefully » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:32 pm

Rhys Ifane wrote:
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:35 pm
snapelicious wrote:
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:48 pm
Easy, Patches, some of the rest of us wanna use these guys too.
But my body supplier cut me off. I need my fix. :?
You could always use the heaping pile of last year's fallen that got put into storage...
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Post by Rhys Ifane » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:44 am

Reminder: Applications for all Cosplay Games events will be closing after one more very brief month. I am humbled by the outpouring or submissions thus far and I equally question your sanity. There will be blood, science, and maybe a few zombies.
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Re: Cosplay Death Match 2017

Post by astromoth » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:29 pm

Hope to take part again! It's always a blast!
2013: Tsunade (Naruto Shippuden)
2014: Butler!Grell (Kuroshitsuji)
2015: Fem!Austria (Hetalia)
2016: Trisha Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist)
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Post by Rhys Ifane » Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:06 pm

One more thing to add as I look through the applications that have been submitted so far.

ATTN: If you are submitting an application where you are part of a group, and you list the other people in your group on your application, the rest of your group MUST ALSO APPLY in order to be considered. Only those who submit an application for themself will be considered.

If I approve you and you listed yourself as being a part of a group, and someone in your group does not apply, they will not be permitted to participate. I don't want to leave people out just because they didn't know that they had to apply.

This has been your friendly reminder. I don't want to have to keep people out by building a wall of security personnel and making Con Ops pay for it.
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