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Horizon Zero Dawn at CosXPo Championships

Cosplay Competition and Showcase

In 2023 we're hosting not one but two UK qualifiers for international cosplay competitions.

Cosplayers will have the opportunity to show off their dazzling costumes and showcase spellbinding performances to our award-winning panel of senpais for the chance of prizes and glory.

Miss Fortune at CosXPo Championships

Official Rules

Take some time to familiarise yourself with the official rules for our Cosplay Showcase and the international qualifiers hosted at CosXPo. Rules vary from those in the finals, so make sure you're up to date ahead of entering.

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European Cosplay Gathering

The European Cosplay Gathering is a cosplay contest held on a European scale. CosXPo will be sending group and solo qualifiers to represent the UK to compete against 14 other countries at Japan Expo in Paris.

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ECG accepts solo and group entries. Points are awarded 50% for Costume and 50% for Performance. Entries must have a passport valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave. The official rules for ECG 2022 can be found in the link below.

If you qualify, you will be sent on an all expense paid trip to Japan Expo, Paris to represent the UK for a chance to win the grand prize of ECG.

The official rules for the finals can be found HERE

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Tournament of Champions

The Tournament of Champions is a competition that celebrates each technical element of crafting. Representatives are pre-judged behind closed doors before revealing their creations on stage. Please note that performance is not counted towards the final score- this one's all about the craft. 

The finals will be held at YuniCon, Austria.

The judging is split into multiple categories:

  • Needlework: Any sewing related parts of the costume

  • Armor: Any armor parts of the costume

  • Wig&Makeup: Wig- or hairstyling, face&body makeup/body paint, prosthetics

  • Craftsmanship: Techniques, precision of work, skillsets, quality

  • Propmaking: additional props to enhance the costume, such as (but not limited to) weapons, jewelry, accessories, etc.'

If you qualify, you will be sent on an all expense paid trip to Yunicon, Austria to represent the UK for a chance to win the grand prize.

The official rules can be found HERE

Cosplay Showcase

Non-competitive walk-on

If you just want to show off your costume without the stress of planning your performance, the Cosplay Showcase is for you. Each entry has 30 seconds to show off their costumes on the main stage, so swoosh those capes, flap them wings, and swing your swords.

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