What would a convention be without costumes?

The word ‘Cosplay’ is a portmanteau (combination) of the words ‘Costume’ & ‘Role-play’. The meaning of the term ‘Cosplay’ is to dress as characters from various titles and fandoms, and even acting as the characters.   

The cosplay sub-culture is very popular in Japan, and in the global anime and manga community in general.

In the CAMI 2019 convention, there will be several events dedicated to cosplay, which are meant to provide a stage for the Israeli cosplay community and its talented members. 

The Convention’s Cosplay Events:

The Cosplay Competition

The Cosplay Competition is meant for anyone who has sewn/constructed/assembled/welded/cast or summoned a cosplay, and would like to present it on stage. Any person who has made their cosplay, without professional assistance, is allowed to sign  up. Those who signed up for the contest are judged on the day of the convention. The Cosplay competition has three categories – Solo, Veteran Solo and Groups.

Skit Contest

A skit is an acting piece, dance or performance which are presented by cosplayers on stage. A skit can be anything – from a satirical sketch to a dance piece fitting for the character. Those who signed up for the skit contest are judged on the day of the convention, during the cosplay event.

Cosplay Runway Event

The purpose of the contest is to allow cosplayers to freely express themselves and present their cosplays equally, without competing against each other.

The Judges:

The Cosplay Contest Judges:

Tal Hazan
25 years old, a cosplayer for over 8 years and studies in the fashion design department of Shenkar. Has participated and even won in various cosplay categories, including pairs, advanced and skits. Enjoys working on props and accessories as much as she enjoys working on sewing in cosplay.

Alex Rud
In the cosplay world since 2004! With experience of 9 years in AMAI’s various cosplay competitions, including winning in the categories singles, pairs, casts and the skits category. With a preference and affection for cosplays mainly from nostalgic titles and cosplay based on historical attire.

סתיו גיני

Photo: Apchi Cosplay

Stav Guini
Involved in cosplay for over a decade, and has made over 100 different cosplays
Has won first place 7 times in AMAI’s cosplay competitions in the pairs and casts categories.
This will be the sixth time she judges a cosplay competition.

The Skit Contest Judges:

Shahar Agranat
23 years old, a cosplayer for over a decade, has won several skit competitions and has acted as a judge in others.
She has taken part in several community original productions in acting, dancing, singing and design.
Shahar is currently an animation student.

אופיר לוטן

Photo: Apchi Cosplay

Ofir Lotan
21 years old, a cosplayer experienced in theater and dance. Has judged in a number of competitions in the country and has won skit competitions in Israel and internationally. Additionally, she has taken part in community original productions in acting, dancing and production ( R, Pandora and 2D).