Sakura cosplayer, Love Live group wowed attendees at ACX 2018

Held last July 7, the Cosplay Got Talent contest at the recently concluded Anime and Cosplay Expo (ACX) featured several acts and performances of individuals and groups who wanted to showcased their talents while in cosplay.

The first runner up was awarded to the group Nightshifters who performed a a songĀ from the series Love Live! . A sub-unit of a larger Love Live! inspired group named Dream catchers, the group is composed of Riah de Jesus as Maki Nishikino, Johara Alonso as Nozomi Tojo and Kayhel Casiano as Umi Sonoda.

REUPLOAD: Cosplay Got Talent Runner Up – Nightshifters#ACX2018

Posted by animePH on Sunday, July 15, 2018

Emerging as overall champion is Johannie Velasco. Dressed as the Sakura Kinomoto, the heroine of the anime Cardcaptor Sakura, she wowed the audience with her rendition of the classic anime series’ ending song “Groovy”.

Johannie Velasco as Sakura Kinomoto

Johannie’s singing talent has won her several contests in the past, including the Grand Prize in the recently concluded 2018 Jpop Anime Singing Contest by the Embassy of Japan.

One of the contestants in the Cosplay Got Talent contest at Anime and Cosplay Expo. She sang the song Groovy from the anime series Cardcaptor Sakura#acx2018

Posted by animePH on Sunday, July 8, 2018

Apart from their prizes, the winners will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of the opening performance for th upcoming JAM Concert during Cosplay Mania 2018. Happening on September 29-30, 2018, this year’s JAM concert will be graced by artists from Japan such as Zwei, AiRi, fhana and Megumi Nakajima.