Pick out of applicants of this month

2019.10

 

Action category

Cosplay name:Arikui TarouTwitter

Description of the costume

On Saturdays every other week, I go on my own or with people gathered by Twitter to the Chiba Port Park, which faces the sea, and spend one hour or one hour and a half doing the clean-up of the surroundings of the park and the artificial beach.

 Right now the Team Rocket is doing this litter clean-up activity every two weeks, with the permission of the officers of the park and the Chiba bay.

 Thoughts about the action

From now on, I would like to introduce the activities of the TeamRocketCleanmatrix to the entire country, increasing the number of members of the Team Rocket with the conviction that we all can engage in litter clean-up before playing Pokémon GO, as it will make us feel better and more motivated, and the more we are we will contribute to put an end to the problem of marine litter.

Also, I would like to carry out the litter clean-up activity with a very large Team Rocket gathered through the social networks.

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Costume category

Cosplay name:Emerald L KingFB

Description of the action

If we are talking of 2019·2020, then we should refer to AKIRA.

When creating the motorbike of Kaneda, and the transformed arm of Tetsuo, and the laser gun, everything was made using recycled materials. Not only was the motorbike made using the LEDs and the pipes of old stage props for the frame, but the cardboard boxes of Amazon purchases done for work as well as red synthetic leather from a costume worn some years ago were also used. In the same way, fabric remaining from other costumes was used for the arm of Tetsuo. Even silk from an old kimono! The base of the arm was made with a dirty yoga mat, and the design consisted of hoses such as those of washing machines.

The pictures of the making of the laser gun are shown below. This was also done using cardboard and old yoga mats that I obtained from my workplace, as well as parts from a vacuum cleaner and a calculator.

I obtained the mats and the hoses and the vacuum cleaner from a "Tip shop" near home, so this way of buying materials for cosplay is not only ecological, but also shows consciousness for the community. "Tip shops" are second-hand shops run by NPO in Australia which sell items that have been recovered from waste yards in local communities.

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Pick out of applicants of this month

2019.11

Action category

Cosplay name:Shion NakanoInstagram

Description of the costume

I am based in Fukuoka and do parkour, acrobatic and ninja performances; recently I have begun to do cosplay, and since I knew about the Cosplay de Umigomi ZERO Award I have begun to clean the beaches in my area.

 Thoughts about the action

I have been told that if I post videos of litter clean-up doing cosplay parkour it would make children interested in doing litter clean-up, and therefore I would like to keep posting these videos in the social media networks, to help making more and more beaches clean.

I would like to appear doing cosplay and parkour in stage events and television.

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Costume category

Cosplay name:Sky★ReFacebook

Description of the action

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Creation of a weapon using PET bottles! (Lambent light)
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· I tried to make this one upon thinking whether I could create something using the PET bottles of the juice I use to drink.

This time I used the PET bottles for the creation of the handguard of the sword.
1  Cut the part slightly curved around the cap of the PET bottle, in a shape corresponding to the design of the weapon.
2  Apply the decoration using a leather thread. Process the leather thread coating it with instant adhesive, so the paint gets well attached.
3  Since it is a transparent part, paint it black first in order to avoid transparencies
4  Apply the final color and it is done!

The PET bottle is a material suited for painting as its surface is smooth since the beginning. It is a very versatile material, since it allows crafting of diverse parts using the column and the domed sections.

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Pick out of applicants of this month

2019.12

Action category

コスプレネーム:Kirilee CosplaySNS

Description of the action

I have been cosplaying since 2014 (and represented Australia in WCS 2018), but since 2004 I have been actively engaged with trying to raise awareness about fast fashion and its side effects, such as chemicals/ dyes dumped into river systems and microfibers from polyesters being ingested by marine life as they shed when the fabric is washed. As I am a sewing based cosplayer, I decided to put my passion to good use and start the "Scrap Epic Challenge" - a challenge for Cosplayers to use scraps/ unwanted items to create costumes which are amazing!

 Thoughts about the action

“Scrap Epic” was a term I came up with in 2013. It means to create something amazing or “epic” out of leftovers or “scraps” - items and fabric that would otherwise find its way to landfill or into waterways/ the ocean. It started with costume pieces, and the materials were recycled from items that were going to be discarded into the bin. When I started cosplaying in 2014, I began to also try and do cosplays using materials that were left over from other projects (reuse), or recycled and given to me by others as a means to get rid of those materials from their lives. I have made a number of “Scrap Epic” costumes over the years, some of them are attached to my application.

In 2019, I started working more on my YouTube channel, and in collaboration with a fellow Cosplayer and YouTuber AlanaOwlet, we launched the “Scrap Epic Challenge” on our YouTube channels and through our social medias on 30th June 2019. This challenged cosplayers from around the world to be more conscientious about what they can create with what they already have (we set a budget of only $20 to make a cosplay). So far to date, approximately 30 people from around the world have completed the challenge and it is still ongoing!

In the future, I would like to get more people completing the Scrap Epic Challenge.
I would also like to make a series of YouTube videos centring around recycling, reusing, repurposing and reducing waste within the cosplay environment.
On top of this, I would also like to use the platform to explain further the harm that fast fashion causes, and then the flow on effect of cosplays that are made cheaply and on mass, given that they are made out of predominately harmful polyester fabrics. And then continue to provide the tools to cosplayers to make their own costumes (for example, with my free online tutorials and free downloadable patterns).

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Costume Category

Description of the action

Pricia the Beast Queen from the Japanese TCG "Force of Will" Made and worn in 2017 by Cita The character of Pricia is a beast queen, living in the woods alongside wild animals. Therefore I wanted to show some real nature spirit with this costume. This costume is almost entirely made from natural products such as shells, feathers, wood and leather. Aside from the wig and some rare parts it is almost completely plastic free. Most of the smaller parts, such as the base for the headband, are recycled leftovers from older costumes. So I am happy to call it an environment and ocean friendly costume! Due to shopping local and carefull use of materials, only little waste was produced in the making! Detailled descriptions can be found under the making of pictures! #ecocos

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Pick out of applicants of this month

2020.1

Action category

コスプレネーム:Plastic manSNS

Description of the action

I am raising ecological awareness at cosplay events through the plastic mark.

 Thoughts about the action

I wear cosplays following the purpose of each ecological event, with the plastic mark at the head and the eco-mark at the top side, and try to increase the awareness about trash among the visitors of the events while learning new things myself, too!

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Costume Category

Name:mari...★SNS

Description of the action

ecocos costume 01: HUNTER×HUNTER / Kalluto

I did this cosplay with a recycled kimono that I got for 1000 yen!

The rest was all done reusing some personal effects.

Besides cosplay I also like wearing kimonos, so isn't it great to have one that can be used in both cases?

Applying old clothes to cosplay!

If each of us begins doing so, little by little, it will have an ecological effect!

 

ecocos costume 02: ONE PIECE / Ace

The Ace costume was also remade from a costume handed down by @vegetahiroshi!

Reusing it instead of throwing it away is ecological.

I only had to arrange the pants and the boots!

I adjusted everything to fit me.

When doing our events and group meetings I am always the leader who picks up and takes all the garbage away!

▼ Thoughts about the action

I knew that a friend was taking part in activities to reduce the problem of waste in tourist areas, and I wondered if I could also support them. And right while we were discussing about the matter is when I heard about this award.

I think that if everyone becomes aware, and devotes their kindness and consideration towards the others and the planet, then the power of each of us can be added, or even multiplied, resulting in an incredibly mighty force.

It would be easy for each of us to throw the garbage in the corresponding garbage can, and I think that this simple thing would contribute to make the world a little better than it is now, with people being more kind, thankful and considerate to each other!

I think that trying it is important!

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Pick out of applicants of this month

2020.2

Action category

コスプレネーム:David WidyatmojoSNS

Description of the action

In Sunday November 17 2019 at 08:00 under PMI ( Indonesian Redcross) I join Volunteer Community around Surakarta Region City for Cleaning Bengawan Solo River from garbage. I change my dress into Naruto Cosplay costume but the costume actually build by PMI (Redcross) for outdoor operation same as rescue Team standard. Briefing before activity in open field around district near river. The volunteers and peoples around there are really surprised after look at me in Naruto cosplay, specially kids when they just playing around. And they ask me “why Naruto in here?” and I reply “ I gonna clean the river together with the volunteers, can you help me too?” and they say “yes we will help you Naruto nii-chan”. At 09:00 mission start, Out of expectation the kids and volunteers become so excited because they think cleaning river with Naruto. And that is my chance to educating peoples around there for keep clean the environment from garbage specially plastic and stop dispose anything to river. This is not my first action cleaning river with cosplay in 16 and 21 May 2018. Me with volunteers cleaning 4 meter garbage in Bengawan Solo but in another spot

 Thoughts about the action

In the future I want make a cosplay team specially took from red cross volunteers or environment activist but when take action for cleaning river, demonstrate reduce plastic uses, educating peoples about how dangerous garbage and plastic for our healthy and our nature. they wear cosplay costume. Because when I wear Naruto cosplay in my activity cleaning river from garbage its attract more peoples for join the activity and they wear cosplay costume when educating peoples especially childern, because they are next generation in the future on our planet. I want teach them to reduce using plastic bag or bottle, start recycle, keep clean starting from themselves, family and neighborhood.

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Costume Category

Name:JorgePadillaSNS

Description of the action

For this competition I decided to make the Ordonian suit of “Link” from ‘The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess’, since I thought it would be a very good costume to be able to make it from scratch with recycled materials because of the natural look of the outfit itself.

 

I start describing the construction process I followed from top to bottom:

 

-The wig was the union of two wigs: one of them was gotten in a second-hand store at a very low price, and the second was one I already had. I sewed them together to create more volume and color tones like the character's hair; I didn't have to spend extra money to create it.

-I made the sleeveless shirt out of some old curtains that I dyed with natural coffee grains to give it that shade of old fabric; I made the details in painting by hand with paint I had used for previous costumes. The pants were from other different curtains and I just repeated the process.

-The piece that looks like an ‘apron’ and the piece of cloth around the waist were also made of leftover fabrics from other suits; the advantage of have been doing cosplay for many years is that I have a lot of different materials leftovers saved and I can use them for other costumes without having to buy new products in order to reduce consumption and save some money. These pieces were also hand painted with textile paint that I already had.

-For the green sleeve, I used the green tapestry of an old armchair cushion. The fabric has different texture and thickness than the rest of the suit, so it fit perfectly to be used for the construction of this piece.

 

The whole costume was subjected to a natural wear process like leaving it in the sun and making it dirty with soil, dust and makeup leftovers, with the purpose of make it look dirty and old, and give a more realistic vibe. The process was also handmade.

 

-Finally, for the sandals I used some old bath sandals that I already had. I used a piece of synthetic fur from an old jacket I had, and I glue it to both of them; after, I cover them with paint.

 

I can say that the whole costume is made of 100% recycled and reused materials; I can say now it’s one of the costumes I felt most happy and satisfied with its result. I would love to be able to make a costume again in this same way.

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