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.
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
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