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Cosplay Competitions

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


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

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European Cosplay Gathering

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

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 PDF below.

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Tournament of Champions

The Tournament of Champions is a competition celebrates each technical element of crafting. Representatives are pre-judged behind closed doors before revealing their creations on stage where the performance is not counted towards the final score. 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.


Each category will be on a scale from 1 to 10 by each judge individually, 1 being the lowest, 10 being the highest. Entries must have a passport valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave.

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, we have just the thing for you. Each person that enters will have 30 seconds to show off their costumes on the main stage to swoosh capes, flap wings, and swing swords.

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