The Best Japanese Cosplay Photos. Officially.

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Like, there was a voting and everything. Here are the results of the first Nippon Cosplay Photo Contest.

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The winners were picked by fellow cosplayers and members of the general public. Voting for the finalists was held last month at the Nipponbashi Street Festa and online.

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The grand prize winner, Gvgexvs0919, got a trip worth 100,000 yen (US$836).

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[Photo: gvgexvs0919]

Here is second place, cosplayer Luna Kamisaka, who won a 50-inch Panasonic Viera TV.

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And in third place, Natsumi won 30,000 yen ($250) worth of Amazon gift certificates.

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[Photo: natsumi0913]

Below, you can find some of the honorable mentions, a couple of which got gift certificates worth 10,000 yen ($84).

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[Photo: momoreku]

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[Photo: shikon2012]

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[Photo: chami_madoka]

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