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World Cinematic Cosplay Summit, also known as WCCS, stands as the dedicated Video Cosplay Skit Competition of World Cosplay Summit Japan. The primary focus of WCCS lies in the art of cinematic storytelling, showcased in the form of cinematic video productions. The country winner will be competing with 34 countries worldwide to become Global Champion of WCCS 2024.

Inui  Tatsumi

Director

Cure WorldCosplay

PAINS ペインズ

Cosplayer/Solo Performer/MC

Dai Shigenori

Video Director

Skrindustrial Studio

Billy Lau

Senior Video Editor

Replay Studio

Rikka Blurhound

(Team Cendol)
WCS MY 24 Champion

10 High Powered Judges and 2 Distinguished Observers, each wielding impressive credentials.
A new milestone on your creative journey!

Tea Kyandy

(Team Cendol)
WCS MY 24 Champion

King Rusydi

(Team Kuramaker)
WCS MY 2019 Champion

Nash Shah

(Team Kuramaker)
WCS MY 2019 Champion

Sky

(Team Manboobs)
WCS MY 2011 & 2017 Champion

Yuan

(Team Manboobs)
WCS MY 2011 & 2017 Champion

10 High Powered Judges and 2 Distinguished Observers, each wielding impressive credentials.
A new milestone on your creative journey!

Inui  Tatsumi

Director
Cure WorldCosplay

PAINS ペインズ

Cosplayer/Solo Performer/MC

Dai Shigenori

Video Director

Skrindustrial Studio

Billy Lau

Senior Video Editor
Replay Studio

Rikka Blurhound

(Team Cendol)
WCS MY 2024 Champion

Tea Kyandy

(Team Cendol)
WCS MY 2024 Champion

Nash Shah

(Team Kuramaker)
WCS MY 2019 Champion

King Rusydi

(Team Kuramaker)
WCS MY 2019 Champion

Sky

(Team Manboobs)
WCS MY 2011 & 2017 Champion

Yuan

(Team Manboobs)
WCS MY 2011 & 2017 Champion

Grand Champion – Team Sweden

1st Runner Up – Team Mexico

2nd Runner Up – Team Thailand

Grand Champion – Team Sweden

1st Runner Up – Team Mexico

2nd Runner Up – Team Thailand

What is the difference between WCS and WCCS?

 WCS or World Cosplay Summit is focus on the development of Hand crafted costume and skit performance in terms of its originality and creativity.

World Cinematic Cosplay Summit or WCCS is the video division of WCS. The key focus on WCCS is on cinematic and storytelling in the form of a video production

What is the timeline to participate?
    • Registration Period: 12th January 2024 – 29th February 2024

    • Video Submission Dateline. 31st March 2024

    • Result: 7th April 2024
Who is eligible to participate in WCCS MY?

Any Pair (Duo) Cosplayers who feels they are up to the challenge as long as they are native Malaysian or a permanent resident of Malaysia. Entries for between 13 to 17 years old will require a parental consent.

Will there be any fees to participate?

There is a process/registration charge of RM 48.00 per team.

I am a noob and inexperience costume maker. Can I source my costume online?

Yes. You can source your costume and accessories from shop purchase or commissioned orders.

Can I request help from outside in the production of my video?

Yes you can include 3rd party help in terms of technical support as well as extras as long as it is kept to minimum.

Can I hire voice actors to do voice overs on my video?

Yes, as long as you mention all 3rd party persons involved in the production

Can I cosplay from any characters that I choose?

You are limited to only to costumes representing characters from anime, manga, video games and tokusatsu published by a Japanese company or IP.

Can I participate on my own without a partner?

You are required to participate as a pair/Duo.

Can we mix the source of our costume?

No. You will need to have the same source of costume. Cross-over costumes are not allowed.

Are there any limitations to what kind of costumes we will use?

There are no limits to your creativity except that you are to abide by the limitations and safety rules provided on sign up. Adhere to the sensibility of cultural sensitivity and age in Malaysia.

What is the video format acceptable and what resolutions?

File Format: MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI
Size Resolution:1080p, 2160p
Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Can I shoot my video in the open (field)? Or is it limited to studio only shoot?

Your video can be in-studio or in the open as long as the limitations and safety adherence is observed.

Are there any competitive rewards on participation?

Yes.

a. From WCS JP Office. The Global Champion will be invited to WCS 2024 in Nagoya, Japan in August 24.
b. From WCS MY, there will be 3 award with a total prize pool of RM 2000.

What are the judging criterion?

 

a. Costume Quality & Appearance (20 pts)
b. Embodiment of Characters (20 pt)
c. Acting (50 pt)
d. Video Direction (20 pt)
e. Video Editing (20 pt)
f. Lighting/Photography (20 pt)
g. Sound & Music (20 pt)
h. Script/Screenplay (20 pt)
i. X Factor (10 pt)

 

Who will be the judges? How many people will in in the official judge panel?

WCCS judges are selected from past WCS Alumni of Champions, WCSMAP members as well as recognized industry persona vetted by WCCS MY. There will be 10 Professional Judges and 2 Observers with high power credential.

Do we need to submit any details on our video production?

Yes. The following is required:

    1. Final Video submission max 2mins 30s (150s).
    2. Script including synopsis, spoken lines and time stamp. No hard-coded subtitles.
    3. References of images for costumes, pictures of the costumes, wig, make-up and accessories (front and back)
    4. sources of videos, effects, animations and pictures.
    5. All files pertaining to use of music, sound effects, along with copyrights/license information.
    6. Names of all 3rd party persons involved in the production.
Can I post my BTS video before official announcements?

Your official video is not allowed to be posted before announcements. However, your BTS video is permitted, but please be aware that it will be at your own discretion in terms of gaining a competitive advantage.

Can 3D animation be used in the video?

Yes you can use in-studio 3D animation on edit.

What are the conditions of non qualifications?

a. Winners of past WCS MY who is still on cool-down period of 24 months.
b. Applications to WCCS 24 who is deemed breach of code of conduct by our appointed observers.

If I am a Malaysian residing overseas, can I participate?

Yes, you can. As long as you are a Malaysian citizen or a long term resident (e.g. Working in Malaysia or permanent resident) you can participate & represent Malaysia.

Can I create a video before I register?

While the registration deadline is 29th February 2024, it is not recommended to register at the last minute. We advise registering first, as we will vet through your submission details to ensure that all video ideas are compliant.

Can I submit an old video for consideration?

No, video submissions must not be pre-existing or publicly exposed before the competition. They need to be original and specifically created for WCCS MY 2024 and WCCS Japan only.