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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 2012 Winners

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.

Photograph courtesy of Jonathan Cullinane

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 eurocosplay@mcmexpo.net

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
Bulgaria Aniplay 05/05/12 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
Norway Coscon 13/10/12 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
Russia Panicon 25/08/12 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 ToruCon 30/06/12 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 EuroCosplay Championships Final 2012 is now available to watch online!

A playlist for the EuroCosplay Championships Final 2011 is also available here.

A number of photographers have snapped EuroCosplay pictures!
Nert’s 2012 Gallery
Nert’s 2011 Gallery
Nert’s 2010 Gallery

The awesome Cosplay magazine CosplayGEN reviewed the 2010 EuroCosplay Championships Final

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The MCM Cosplay Team would love to hear from you about EuroCosplay- please get in touch!

Email: eurocosplay@mcmexpo.net

You can also keep up to date by following us on Facebook facebook.com/eurocosplay

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