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Title: Welcome to Fanime Cosplay Chess 2018! [SIGN UPS OPEN]
Post by: takomaki on October 12, 2017, 01:22:05 PM
Hi there everyone! :)

Cosplay chess is an immersive, full scale chess game in which the pieces have come to life and are fighting for their team! It is an exciting new way to enjoy a classic, time honored game. As we are a performance, sign ups are required before the convention starts. No need to know anything about chess to participate, just be sure to keep an open mind and be ready to have fun!

We are pleased to announce that this year's chess game will have a theme! Our theme will be in accordance with Fanime's theme which is GAMING. This means that we are looking for any cosplayers from all sorts of games! Video games, card games, board games.... you name it! Please keep this in mind as you sign up for Fanime Cosplay Chess this year. We understand that this will limit our cosplayers who do not have a cosplay that fits this theme, however we are excited to move forward with new ideas and concepts to help better our performance.

Chess Pieces
Chess pieces are the bread of our show! They compromise a majority of our members and play as rook, knight, or pawn on the board. Some of them may have speaking parts, however we will ask first if you are comfortable with it. Characters are paired in the most hilarious of ways for battle!

Signups for chess pieces will open on November 1st, and there is no audition required! Characters are granted on a first come first serve basis, and once we are full we accept reserve characters to fill last minute drop outs. We accept all fandoms and cosplays, however we ask that they be a published character (NPC characters are ok). All pieces must write a short, 2 sentence description of their character to be used when we introduce each piece. Please have in your description the following: The first sentence should be a vague introduction of your character, followed by a second sentence containing your characters name, and what fandom they're from. (see examples below)

"The hero of the video game of death, he's the beater who wears all black! It's Kirito from Sword Art Online!"

Heels are ok so long as they are thick, but stilletos are not allowed as they have the potential to ruin our board.

To sign up as a chess piece, please click (

Chessmasters are the butter of our show! They lead their teams into battle with wit, charm, and stage presence. They have prominent speaking roles and are required to attend at least 2 online rehearsals. We use Discord for all online rehearsals and communication.

Sign ups for chessmasters will open on November 1st and close March 31st. Auditions will be held the week of April 1st to April 14th, and do not require you to be in cosplay. Our chessmasters will be announced on April 16th.

To sign up for Chessmaster auditions, please click (

There is a mandatory rehearsal on the Friday of Fanime at 9pm, so please build it into your schedule. This is your time to meet everyone face to face, as well as the chess pieces you will fight so you can create a short, simple fight choreography. If for any reason you cannot attend the meeting, please email us so that we can discuss it.

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Title: Re: Welcome to Fanime Cosplay Chess 2018!
Post by: takomaki on October 12, 2017, 01:22:23 PM

Sign ups open November 1st and end March 31st.
Link to sign up: TBA
Title: Re: Welcome to Fanime Cosplay Chess 2018!
Post by: takomaki on October 12, 2017, 01:22:54 PM
Chess Pieces

List of current chess pieces

1. Zack Fair - Final Fantasy Crisis Core
2. Buggs - Kindergarten
3. Super Craig - Fractured But Whole
4. Wonder Tweek - Fractured But Whole
Title: Re: Welcome to Fanime Cosplay Chess 2018! [SIGN UPS OPEN]
Post by: takomaki on December 07, 2017, 01:52:25 PM
Updated as of 12/7/2017