“Nisui” as Champion of Cosplay Contest “Curecos Halloween Contest 2022” ～“Ashli Chiho” as 1st Runner-up and “NeU” as 2nd Runner-up, with Comments from Examiners Akira Itsuki, Takuya Iioka and acosta!Nishizawa～
Cure Inc., the operator of “Curecos”, an NFT site enabling tipping supports towards cosplayers and purchase of NFTs, and specialised cosplay news & information site “Curecos Plus”, organised “Curecos Halloween Contest 2022” to select the champion for Halloween cosplay, and we are pleased to announce that out of entries from 211 participants, “Nisui” has been granted the championship of the contest, with “Ashli Chio” and “NeU” as the 1st and 2nd runner-up respectively.
The three winners will be presented with prizes including the privilege to appear in famous magazines, event pamphlet cover of “acosta!” – Japan’s top-level cosplay event, and large-scale outdoor television advertisements on the streets of Shibuya.
What is “Curecos”?
“Curecos” is a platform allowing cosplayers to receive appreciation on their creative works and fans to support their cosplayers via tipping. Cosplayers can use their accounts as activity portfolios and upload their cosplay photos, and cosplayers can make use of the platform to discover new cosplayers and support cosplayers’ activities by Likes! and paid comments.
“Curecos Halloween Contest 2022” was an event aiming to provide a stage for cosplayers’ activities and a new rendezvous with fans through “Curecos”.
Winners of Curecos Halloween Contest 2022
Thank you for granting me the championship of Curecos Halloween Contest!
I am still astonished at this result but I would like to express my gratitude to everyone who supported me.
I was a participant of a live broadcast cosplay contest organised by KIRINZ when I learnt about this event. Halloween is my favourite festival and it was my pleasure to be able to spice things up with cosplay.
I was an introverted person and I still cannot believe I can achieve this today! I am so glad and that is all I can say for now, and I hope to continue to achieve personal growth so as to pursue my dream! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!
■1st Runner-up Ashli Chiho
Thank you for selecting me as the 1st runner-up of the contest.
I am so happy to be able to join this contest with so many wonderful participants!
I have loved wearing different costumes since childhood. I enjoy becoming different versions of myself by wearing different costumes and make-ups. I would also like to try on something I have not tried before.
I am aware that I may not be mature enough but I would like to continue to discover different aspects of myself.
I am looking forward to seeing cosplays becoming part of daily lives bringing great enjoyment to people through Curecos!
■2nd Runner-up NeU
This is my first time joining this kind of cosplay event and I am so happy to get selected as the 2rd runner-up.
I will continue to pay efforts to raise my cosplay quality for re-creating better resemblance to cosplay characters.
I would like to hereby say something more about myself. I was a person lacking self-confidence and an introvert. After stepping into the cosplay world, I am meeting more and more people who support me and I am now able to lead a happy everyday life.
By interacting with and gaining encouragement from my fans I am now regaining some confidence. I am also encouraged by the fact that my fans are enjoying cosplays as well, which provides me with the energy to advance forward.
Please continue to support me!✨
■Cosplayer Ms. Akira Itsuki
Thank you for joining Curecos Halloween Contest 2022!
It was hard for me to select winning works from so many fantastic photos.
Since this is a Halloween photo contest, I selected those entries who best expressed the theme of Halloween.
I learnt so much from the selected entries and also gained great insights from them. Thank you so much!!
■Photographer Mr. Takuya Iioka
Thank you all participants for joining Curecos Halloween Contest 2022.
There were so many original works posted and I inspected them all closely.
As an examiner from the perspective of a photographer, selfies occupied the majority of the submitted entries and I can see lots of effort being devoted to them. There were also entries collaborated with photographers and as photos, there were conspicuous differences in qualities.
It was not an easy task but I think the time has come for us photographers and the efforts of cosplayers to come together as more and more opportunities to create works appear for the cosplay industry to flourish.
I fully support people enjoying cosplays, cosplayers and the further development of the cosplay industry as a whole, via the use of Curecos service.
Despite being limited to original works only, it was a great pleasure for me to be able to view so many great entries. Thank you.
■acosta! Mr. Nishizawa
Congratulations to the winners – Nisui, Ashli Chiho and NeU!
I could fully feel that participants greatly enjoyed their Halloween, and I enjoyed the screening process very much.
We are committed to supporting cosplayers’ activities and we hope everyone enjoys cosplays more and more!
About Cosplay Token Project
By utilising blockchain technology, Cosplay Token Project aims at expanding cosplay token service with a mission to create new values for global cosplay communities.
COTs can hitherto be earned by uploading photos to the website of “Curecos”. It is expected that the demand for COTs would be huge for cosplayers with significant numbers of fans and countries where the penetration rates of credit cards remain low.
The project aims for not just in-site COT circulation but also its circulation at thousands of events organised around the world.
Cosplay Token: https://cot.curecos.com/