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Ghibli Cosplay at Japan Day 2020!

March 14 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

From the World Cup to the Olympics, Japan Day is still going global! But this year, let’s bring the burning sun into all our corners of Cape Town with the ‘Find Your Ghibli’ campaign! As part of this ongoing promotion, at Japan Day 2020 we will be hosting a special competition where all participants must be in Studio Ghibli cosplay.

The magical realms of Studio Ghibli’s magnificent multi-verse will play out on our stages, our retreats and our streets. After all, Cape Town has a wonder of its own, and our nature can match the imagination of even Miyazaki! For this day, we will be choosing a few of the Ghibli cosplayers on stage to win great prizes TBA soon!

Remember that there are many different types of Ghibli films and characters to explore. The competition will be simple on-the-spot judging by the Cape Town Japanese Consulate, so you don’t /have/ to aim for the most intricate of cosplays. Ghibli offers many opportunities for closet cosplays, simple dress or pants combinations, school girl outfits and – of course – traditional Japanese outfits galore! Pick what you’re comfortable with and rock up for a fun time in the sun in the picturesque North!

Need a lift? Let us know on the event page and we can see what we can organise! Entry is free though, so invite your friends and carpool if you can 😉

Of course, come enjoy Japan Day regardless of what you cosplay or if you choose not to. The cosplay is open to all, but the comp is limited to Ghibli costumes. We will post the event page here, but expect an expanded Japanese goods market, Japanese food on sales, and sooo many demos of aspects of Japanese culture. Don’t forget to sign up early for the tea ceremonies!

(Photographed is Ludus Cosplay, FrostyKitty Cosplay, Ameer Essack, Faraghnaz Essack, MittelElfCat Cosplay and Yumna Fridie)


March 14
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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