The EuroCosplay Championships are back in 2013! The Championships comprise of a series of qualifying events, held all over Europe. Our EuroCosplay Facebook page. will be showcasing this year’s Finalists as we approach the EuroCosplay Final held at the London MCM Comic Con on Saturday the 26th of October 2013
EuroCosplay Championships Final 2012
EuroCosplay 2012 was once again a massive success, culminating in a spectacular final at the London Comic Con MCM Expo on October 27th. Please join us in congratulating all who took part, and especially the winners:
1st Place & European Champion – Alana representing the Netherlands cosplaying as Skull Kid from Majoras Mask.
2nd Place – Kairi representing Poland cosplaying as Onion Knight from Final Fantasy Dissidia.
3rd Place – Refira representing the UK cosplaying as Toothless from How to Train your Dragon.
EuroCosplay would like to thank the veteran cosplayers invited from outside of Europe to be our judges as part of our commitment to an impartial and fair assessment process for their time and effort over the weekend. In 2012 we welcomed the following people:
From Brazil we had Gabriel, twice Brazilian WCS representative and previous Yamato Cosplay Cup champion.
From Japan: Tatsumi Inui, cosplayer and president of Cure and Worldcosplay.
From America Rufflebutt brought her 13 years of experience in cosplaying, character modeling, judging and coordinating competitions.
EuroCosplay seeks to raise the profile of cosplay across Europe and inspire current and future cosplayers to strengthen the cosplay community. This is to be achieved primarily through a high profile and respectable competitive event which allows equal representation from all European countries. An amazing 18 countries took part in the inaugral Championships in 2010, and 2011 kicked things up a further notch with a further 5 countries taking part!
The EuroCosplay Championships are organised by cosplayers and MCM with a strong focus on craftsmanship. Qualifying cosplayers receive free admission to the London MCM Comic Con for the weekend, as well as having their accommodation and travel costs paid. Each Qualifier has the honour of representing their country in an event that is believed to have more countries participating than any other international cosplay event. This is all funded by MCM who run the popular MCM Comic Con and Memorabilia events in the UK.
EuroCosplay selects experienced cosplayers for judges from around the world to ensure solid and impartial judgements; in 2010 we were very pleased to have Goldy from Japan, Jia Jem from the USA, and Yuki from Brazil; 2011 saw Goldy return this time with Pandy from Brazil and Sushi Monster from the USA. The judges talk to all the participants during the weekend and inspect their costumes first hand so that they can properly asses construction and accuracy.
The EuroCosplay Championships Final is held every year at the October London MCM Comic Con.
- in 2013 the date for your calendar is Saturday 26/10/2013.
Buy a ticket to the London MCM Expo to watch it in person or keep an eye on MCM Buzz for a live stream of the Finals.
Up to two events per country can organise a EuroCosplay heat and select a representative to send to the EuroCosplay Championships Final which takes place at the London MCM Expo in October. European events looking to get involved can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are pleased to introduce our partner events for EuroCosplay 2012- please visit their websites for more information about their participation. There are more events and THREE NEW COUNTRIES announced- please welcome Turkey, Romania and Russia! You can keep up to date with announcements on our Facebook page or in the EuroCosplay section of the MCM message boards.
|Austria||Maconvention||20/07/12 to 22/07/12||Website Link|
|Belgium||Made in Asia||30/03/12 to 01/04/12||Website Link|
|Belgium||BIFFF||05/04/12 to 17/04/12||Website Link|
|Bulgaria||Aniventure||01/09/12 to 02/09/12||Website Link|
|Czech Republic||Animefest||04/05/12 to 05/05/12||Website Link|
|Czech Republic||Advik||26/07/12 to 29/07/12||Website Link|
|Denmark||J-popcon||22/02/12 to 24/02/12||Website Link|
|Denmark||SVS Con||11/05/12 to 13/05/12||Website Link|
|Estonia||Animatsuri||22/09/12 to 23/09/12||Website Link|
|Finland||Desucon||08/06/12 to 10/06/12||Website Link|
|France||Toulouse Game Show Ohanami||28/04/12||Website Link|
|France||Paris Manga||15/09/12 to 16/09/12||Website Link|
|Germany||Dokomi||26/05/12 to 27/05/12||Website Link|
|Germany||cosday2||07/07/12 to 08/07/12||Website Link|
|Hungary||Mondocon||14/05/12 to 15/04/12||Website Link|
|Hungary||Cosplayer Expo||18/08/12||Website Link|
|Ireland||Eirtakon||11/11/11 to 13/11/11||Website Link|
|Ireland||Nom-con||24/08/12 to 26/08/12||Website Link|
|Italy||Romics||29/09/11 to 02/10/12||Website Link|
|Italy||Napoli Comicon||28/04/12 to 01/05/12||Website Link|
|Latvia||AnimeFest||07/05/12 to 08/05/12||Website Link|
|Lithuania||Now Japan||18/08/12 to 19/08/12||Website Link|
|Netherlands||Animecon||18/05/12 to 20/05/12||Website Link|
|Netherlands||Abunai!||24/08/12 to 26/08/12||Website Link|
|Poland||Love 3||11/02/12 to 12/02/12||Website Link|
|Poland||Magnificon IX||19/05/12||Website Link|
|Portugal||Portusaki||01/09/12 to 02/09/12||Website Link|
|Romania||Nijikon||22/10/11 to 23/10/11||Website Link|
|Romania||Otaku Festival||26/05/12 to 27/05/12||Website Link|
|Slovakia||Animeshow||16/03/12 to 18/03/12||Website Link|
|Slovakia||Animeshow||21/09/12 to 23/09/12||Website Link|
|Spain||Japan Weekend Valencia||21/04/12 to 22/04/12||Website Link|
|Spain||Salon Del Manga||28/10/12||Website Link|
|Sweden||Uppcon||16/06/12 to 17/06/12||Website Link|
|Sweden||Narcon||26/07/12 to 28/07/12||Website Link|
|Switzerland||Japan Impact||25/02/12 to 26/02/12||Website Link|
|Switzerland||PolyManga||07/04/12 to 09/04/12||Website Link|
|Turkey||Kontackt||30/06/12 to 01/07/12||Website Link|
|UK||MCM Expo||25/05/12 to 27/05/12||Website Link|
|UK||Amecon||10/08/12 to 12/08/12||Website Link|
The inaugral EuroCosplay Championships in 2010 saw representatives from 18 countries take to the stage- a number which even surprised the organisers! The Finals were extremely well received and the first European Cosplay Champion was declared as Leandro representing Portugal, who cosplayed as Cain Nightroad from Trinity Blood.
Kairi representing Poland placed second cosplaying as Ashura from Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles; Fatkraken placed third cosplaying as Rigaldo from Claymore.
2011 stepped up to the challenge set by the high standards of the first Championships and welcomed Bulgaria, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Norway. Taking the title of European Cosplay Champion this time was Xaerael representing England, who cosplayed as the Skeksil Chamberlain from Dark Crystal.
Ronald representing the Netherlands as Brother Petros from Trinity Blood took second place; Estela from Spain placed third as Pocco from Shunya Yamashita‘s Sweet Dreams.
The awesome Cosplay magazine CosplayGEN reviewed the 2010 EuroCosplay Championships Final