"Cosplay Contest - Jacky Dosai & Rosiel" Event #706
8.30.2015 1:45pm-3:15pm 90 mins
Location: Brooklyn Expo Main Stage
8.29.2015 12:00pm-1:00pm 60 mins
Location: Brooklyn Expo Autographs
Tadaaki "Jacky" Dosai was born in Tokyo, Japan and graduated from Amusement Media Academy. His cosplay debut in 1995 included organizing local cosplay dance parties and performing in a cosplay band. Because of his personality and style, Dosai quickly became famous in Japan, and before long, video game developers such as Capcom, Atlus, Sega, and SNK invited him to perform as an official cosplayer in TV and magazine appearances. Four years after entering the cosplay world, Dosai participated in Anime Expo, one of America’s largest anime conventions. After returning to Japan, he began to organize workshops and lectures in Tokyo and has since participated in over 200 different conventions in 30 countries.
Dosai has worked as the world’s first professional judge at Anime Expo’s cosplay masquerade, and in 2005 was appointed as the first editor-in-chief of COSMODE, a Japanese cosplay magazine. He currently holds the position of Supervisor for COSMODE, COSMODE USA and COSMODE Thailand.
Having worked as an official “Rule Director” for the World Cosplay Summit, in 2010 Dosai established a set of world standard rules for cosplay contests, which have since been adopted by 5 of the largest anime conventions in the world. Dosai is also the director for the Japanese "Cosplayer All-Star Team" in Japan.
Dosai continues to be active in the cosplay scene today. He appeared on the Hikari TV program "Cos 1 Contest (Grand Prix)," and recently became the director of the Vantan Cosplay Club at Vantan Game Academy. He is currently Senior Advisor for the World Cosplay Summit, a member of the Shiomi Cosplayers Action Team of Japan, and a representative of both "Prayers from Cosplayers" and the World Cosplay Organizer Association.
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