Want to be on television? Sure you do!
Article by Richard Perrin (PerrinAshcroft) posted Wednesday 7th November 2007
The rather wonderful new Anime Central is looking for people over 18 to take part in an ad campaign that will be broadcast next year. They want to "get to know" the fanbase by interviewing cosplayers in your best outfits. So all they need now is cosplayers and that's where you guys come in.
To take part you just need to send them an e-mail with a short paragraph about yourself and throw in a photo of you in costume if you can. They'll also be putting the best photos up on their website. The interviews themselves will be filmed late November in London.
So if that all sounds good to you then send your application to email@example.com.
Anime Central, if you've not heard of it, is a new channel for Sky viewers showing some absolutely top anime series every evening. So far they've shown Escaflowne, Bleach, Stand Alone Complex, Planetes, Fullmetal Alchemist (plus some Transformers dross for you retro boys) and that's a pretty damn good line-up of anime you should watch or re-watch. Looking at their new schedule they've now replaced Escaflowne and Planetes with .hack//SIGN and Wolf's Rain with the rest still running.
Since it was so darn polite I've included their original press release below:
Anime Central Searches for the Best UK Cosplayers
London, Nov 6, 2007 - Are you a Cosplayer? If you are Anime Central wants to hear from you!
We’re looking for people over the age of 18 to participate in an upcoming advertising campaign to be broadcast in the New Year.
We intend to honour the devoted and ever-growing anime fanbase by getting to know the Cosplayers who dress up as their favourite anime characters in a series of interviews.
If you’re a Cosplayer and just dying to strut your stuff on television, pop us an email with a short paragraph about yourself. You might also want to include a relevant picture of yourself adorned in your costume. The best piccies will be published on the news page on our website www.animecentral.com.
All applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Filming will take place in London at the end of November.