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Cosplay Final Takes Place at Ximending

The final round of a heated cosplay tournament took place at the intersection of Wuchang Street and Hanzhong Street on November 5. Cosplayers dressed up as characters such as Hatsune Miku and the Black Butler appeared on the stage to vie for the top honor.
The event is part of the third “Ximen Friendly Pleasure Festival,” jointly organized by the Office of Commerce (TCOOC) and the Ximending Commercial District.
The participants of the cosplay contest are judged by their costumes, props, and performance on stage. The first place winner, who brought home NT$20,000 worth of vouchers, portrayed the character Daji from the work “League of Gods.” The second place and third place winners brought home vouchers worth NT$10,000 and NT$6,000, respectively.
TCOOC Director Tsai Tsung-hsiung remarked that the Ximending area is a gathering place for young Taiwanese and international travelers. With the growing popularity of Japanese animation and comic culture in recent years, many young people enjoy cosplay – dressing up as characters from well-known comics or cartoon – and take part in photo sessions in the backdrop of local landmarks such as Nishi Honganji Plaza and Taipei Tianhou Temple.
Furthermore, members of the audience received a free copy of a guide to the Ximen Friendly Pleasure Festival. For more information on the event, please visit the Facebook Chinese fan page of Ximending (https://www.facebook.com/ximenting) or the fan page of TCOOC (https://www.facebook.com/tcooc/).