The event will already be jammed packed with fun activities provided by Square Enix and Nintendo World Store staff: A rare chance of purchasing the game (while supplies last) THREE DAYS before Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance releases America-wide on July 31st, plus the ability to pose with the official Keyblade, special gifts with purchase of the game, free posters while supplies last and MORE!
To commemorate this special occasion, StreetPass NYC and Apple Kissa will reality shift the event with their own separate fan-run addition: A Kingdom Hearts Cosplay Contest! We are asking fans from all over New York City who can drop into to the event (and their friends) to dress as their favorite characters! Riku! Sora! Xehanort! Fans can also come in as The World Ends With You characters if they are daring enough!
SteetPass NYC and Apple Kissa judges (which include a master fashion designer with 40 plus years of experience) will be walking around the store on the prowl for Kingdom Heart cosplayers starting at 10:30 AM. We will be judging costumes based on Character Accuracy, Costume Design, Costume Creativity and Interview Personality. All chosen contestants will give an on the spot two minute interview with StreetPass NYC and Apple Kissa staff to star in their own videos on our highly trafficked YouTube channel.
After 1:00 PM, post-cosplay group photo, our top three Kingdom Hearts cosplayer picks will win from StreetPass NYC amazing Kingdom Hearts related prizes such as the official Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance Ultimania guidebook in the original Japanese and more! Winners can pick up their prizes from StreetPass NYC staff members in the Times Square Concourse located directly below the Nintendo World Store.
Apple Kissa is the New York Anime Festival’s premier maid and butler cafe. They are based in New York City with a diverse team of maids and butlers from various backgrounds who we entertain at fan conventions;
StreetPass NYC is a subset of the much larger, global-wide grassroots StreetPass Network of meetings popping up all over the globe from America to Japan and South Africa. For more information please visit http://www.streetpassnetwork.com
StreetPass NYC and Apple Kissa are NOT affiliated with or representative of Square Enix or Nintendo of America and are completely separate from the Official Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance Launch Party at the Nintendo World Store.