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Street Fighter Ultimate Cosplay Showdown

For our trip to Anime Expo this year, we gave ourselves a mission. Not only would we do our usual blog covering cool cosplays at the con, but we would cover some of the cosplay events too! This year, Anime Expo debuted a new panel and event: The Street Fighter Arcade Edition Panel and Ultimate Cosplay Showdown.  For the first time, Street Fighter Executive Producer, Yoshinori Ono came to Anime Expo. To celebrate, AX made the panel extra epic by combining it with a cosplay competition in this Street Fighter Ultimate Cosplay Showdown.

The Panel

Street Fighter Ultimate Cosplay Showdown

Street Fighter Ultimate Cosplay Showdown

The panel gave the audience a behind the scenes look at the history of Street Fighter, what it takes to make the games, and a sneak peek on what is to come. They even announced that for the first time ever, Team USA and Team Japan will face off at a Street Fighter Tournament in Los Angeles at the end of the year!

The panel didn’t stop there. We were joined by four voice actors from the games who interacted with the audience by playing games and giving away prizes.

 

Street Fighter Ultimate Cosplay Showdown
Kyle Hebert, voice of Ryu, Lauren Landa, voice of Karin, Bonnie Gordon, voice of R. Mika, and Bill Rogers, voice of Urien, join the panel

Street Fighter Ultimate Cosplay Showdown

Once the panel ended, it was time for the cosplay competition! Competitors had up to 60 seconds to show off their poses as individual entries, or fighting skits as partner entries. Their handmade costumes were judged on construction and creativity as well as their performance and stage presence. The First Place winner would walk away with $5000 and a Street Fighter prize pack!

 

Street Fighter Ultimate Cosplay Showdown

 

Anime Expo Street Fighter Ultimate Cosplay Showdown Chun Li Battle Costume
Chun Li Battle Costume 1 by Pikaliu

 

Anime Expo Street Fighter Ultimate Cosplay Showdown Cammy White Cannon Spike Costume
Cammy White Cannon Spike Costume by Ginni Lou

 

Anime Expo Street Fighter Ultimate Cosplay Showdown M. Bison Classic Costume
M. Bison Classic Costume

 

Anime Expo Street Fighter Ultimate Cosplay Showdown Ryu Chun Li
Ryu by Timtastic vs Chun Li by Chun Li Style

 

Anime Expo Street Fighter Ultimate Cosplay Showdown Cammy White Cannon Spike Costume
Cammy White Cannon Spike Costume by Julia Valentine

 

Anime Expo Street Fighter Ultimate Cosplay Showdown Chun Li
Chun Li SFV Default Costume

 

Anime Expo Street Fighter Ultimate Cosplay Showdown Alex SFV Default Costume
Alex SFV Default Costume

 

Anime Expo Street Fighter Ultimate Cosplay Showdown Cody SFV Nostalgia Costume
Cody SFV Nostalgia Costume by IceMakeCosplay

 

Anime Expo Street Fighter Ultimate Cosplay Showdown Blanka Chibi Story Costume
Blanka (Chibi) Story Costume by Alex Hurtado

 

Anime Expo Street Fighter Ultimate Cosplay Showdown Rainbow Mika Jessie Pridemore Falke SFV Default 02
Rainbow Mika by Jessie Pridemore and Falke SFV Default 02

 

Anime Expo Street Fighter Ultimate Cosplay Showdown Sakura SFV Nostalgia Costume
Sakura SFV Nostalgia Costume

 

Anime Expo Street Fighter Ultimate Cosplay Showdown Ken Masters
Ken Masters SFV Default Outfit by Emmi Lee

 

Anime Expo Street Fighter Ultimate Cosplay Showdown Fang Classic Costume
Fang Classic Costume by Carmina Lagasca

 

Anime Expo Street Fighter Ultimate Cosplay Showdown Laura Matsuda Holiday Outfit
Laura Matsuda Holiday Outfit by Carly Jones

 

Anime Expo Street Fighter Ultimate Cosplay Showdown Ryu
Ryu by Blair Scott vs Ryu by Nate Pok

 

Anime Expo Street Fighter Ultimate Cosplay Showdown Juri SFV Default Costume
Juri SFV Default Costume by Mari Poo

 

Anime Expo Street Fighter Ultimate Cosplay Showdown Chun Li SFV Nostalgia
Chun Li SFV Nostalgia Costume

 

Anime Expo Street Fighter Ultimate Cosplay Showdown Chun Li SFV Default
Even the panel moderator got in on the fun as Chun Li SFV Default EX8!

 

Anime Expo Street Fighter Ultimate Cosplay Showdown The Final Ten
The Final Ten!

 

Anime Expo Street Fighter Ultimate Cosplay Showdown The Final Five
The Final Five

 

Anime Expo Street Fighter Ultimate Cosplay Showdown Carly Jones Holiday Laura Matsuda Winner
Carly Jones and her Holiday Laura Matsuda win First Place!!

 

It was a fun event that will hopefully come back next year!

Looking for more Anime Expo coverage? Check out our Anime Expo Cosplay Recap Blog here!

Alia

Alia

Star Wars Nerd. Disney Nerd. Anime Nerd. Cosplay Nerd. All Around Nerd!

(Everyday is Halloween)
Alia

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