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Naruto Day - Information for cosplayers
Due to popular demand, places at the stage area of the Naruto Event (Monday, 21st May from 6PM) will be limited. However, wristbands will be available from Virgin Megastores in Oxford Street and the Arndale Centre, Manchester on the day, which will guarantee your place in the stage area. In London you can obtain your wristband from the sign-up desk in the Games Hub on the 1st Floor. In Manchester you can pick it up from the sign-up desk by the stairs. You can do this from 4.30pm onwards at both stores. We advise that you get to the event early to avoid disappointment!
COSPLAYERS: To enter the competition it will be necessary for you to:
A - Obtain a wristband, guaranteeing your place in the stage area, AND
B - Register on the day at the Cosplay Sign-up Desk. By registering online you will have a place at the event NOT in the Cosplay competition.
There will be a small number of wristbands reserved at the Cosplay Sign-up Desk for late-comers but these will be strictly limited.
The Cosplay Sign-up desk will be open for sign-ups from 5.30-6.10pm. There is no limit to the number of registrations accepted (within reason) but there will be a 'pre-judging' in the Games Lounge at 6.15pm to determine who will be eligible to take part in the stage competition. All registered Cosplayers must be ready in their costumes at the Games Lounge by 6.15pm to take part in the pre-judging. Don’t forget to bring a photo of your character for the judges!
Details of the prizes for the Cosplay Catwalk competition are below:
BEST MALE NARUTO COSPLAY – Prizes will be sponsored by Manga and Atari. (Sony PSP, games and assorted Manga DVD’s. One runner up will receive a copy of Naruto: Ultimate Ninja for PS2 and Manga DVD’s.)
BEST FEMALE NARUTO COSPLAY - Prizes will be sponsored by Manga and Atari. (Sony PSP, games and assorted Manga DVD’s. One runner up will receive a copy of Naruto: Ultimate Ninja for PS2 and Manga DVD’s.)
BEST GAME INSPIRED COSPLAY – Prize sponsored by Ubisoft (Xbox 360 console and games.)
BEST ANIME/MANGA COSPLAY – Free 12 month subscription to Neo Magazine, assorted Tokyopop books and Manga DVD’s.
BEST FILM/TV COSPLAY – Virgin Megastore Gift Vouchers.
London Events Schedule:
Manchester Events Schedule:
The Virgin Games Hubs in both stores will be featuring free demos of Naruto Ultimate Ninja (OUT NOW) and a preview of the soon to be released Naruto Uzumaki Chronicles (OUT 25th MAY) combat game for the Sony Playstation 2 as well as a UK exclusive preview of the amazing new Naruto combat game, ‘Naruto Rise Of A Ninja’ for the Xbox 360 from Ubisoft. The games demo will run throughout the evening.
For more information visit: http://www.manga.co.uk and the Neo Forum.