Calling All Cosplayers! The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is hosting its Japanese Spring Festival — Sakura Matsuri — Saturday, April 27 - Sunday, April 28, 2013. Capping the event will be the fourth annual Cosplay Fashion Show, produced by Brooklyn Botanic Garden, hosted by Uncle Yo and curated by staff of New York Comic Con. The Sakura Matsuri Cosplay Fashion Show takes place Sunday, April 28 from 5:15 PM–6:00 PM on BBG's Cherry Esplanade Stage. Entrants may be individuals or groups (up to four members). All selected models must be available to attend a mandatory rehearsal from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Monday, April 22. Additionally, models must be present at Brooklyn Botanic Garden from 2:00 PM – 6:30 PM on the day of the event. All participants will receive complimentary admission for both days of Sakura Matsuri.
The deadline for applications submissions is Monday, April 8. All applicants will be notified directly by Brooklyn Botanic Garden by the following Monday. Cosplayers must be older than 13 years of age (with parental permission granted for those under 18). This is a non-competitive event. Participants will be chosen for their originality, playfulness, and craftsmanship. The Cosplay Fashion Show is open to cosplayers in costumes spanning anime movies and television series, manga and video games. Costumes should be handmade and appropriate for a family-friendly environment.
Learn more about Sakura Matsuri.