Otaku USA Magazine
Dark Horse Wants to Certify Your Cosplay!

Dark Horse plans to show some appreciation for cosplayers dedicated enough to dress up as their favorite Dark Horse manga characters at conventions. In an effort to acknowledge the effort put into costumes from the likes of FLCL, Hellsing, Blade of the Immortal, Gantz and beyond, the publisher will be bestowing cosplayers with their official Cosplayer Certificate of Appreciation.

All folks dressed as Dark Horse characters have to do to receive a certificate is head to the Dark Horse manga booth in costume. The certificate itself, pictured below, is decked out with Dark Horse’s 25th anniversary manga logo and a special red ink stamp with calligraphy by Final Fantasy artist Yoshitaka Amano.

Here’s the full list of cons where Dark Horse will be offering up certificates:

2013 Dark Horse Convention Schedule:

July 18 – 21 – San Diego Comic Con
March 29 – 31:  SakuraCon, Seattle
March 29 – 31: WonderCon, Anaheim
April 26-28:  C2E2, Chicago
July 4-7:  AnimeExpo, Los Angeles
July 18 – 21 – San Diego Comic Con
August 22-25: Toronto Fan Expo, Canada
August 30-September 2:  KumoriCon, Vancouver, WA
October 10 – 13:  New York Comic Con