16-17 November 2019 The NEC

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MCM Comic Con Birmingham 2019 begins in:


Returning for 2019 is the MCM Championships of Cosplay, an incredible competition taking place across MCM shows in London, Manchester, Scotland and Birmingham.

The Global Championships of Cosplay is a renowned international craftsmanship cosplay competition, with a pre-judging session and a stage display. All entries must represent a character or element from the pop culture realm. Competitors will be assessed on the below three skill categories for the competition:

  • Needlework– Cosplay constructed primarily through sewing, stitching, embroidery, etc.
  • Armour– Cosplay constructed primarily by molding and shaping its outer layers using acrylic, EVA foam, Worbla, Wonderflex, cardboard, etc.
  • FX– Cosplay that primarily features animatronics, optical effects, mechanical effects, special effects makeup, prosthetics, etc.

Ten countries across the globe take part, with the champions from each country winning a trip to Chicago and the opportunity to compete against other top cosplayers in the Crown Championships of Cosplay at C2E2


We will be hosting four qualifiers in total; MCM London in May, MCM Manchester in July, MCM Scotland in September, and MCM Birmingham in November. One winner from each region will then compete in the final of the MCM Championship of Cosplay at MCM Birmingham in November, with travel and entry to the MCM Birmingham November show provided to each finalist.


To register, fill out the form by the 1st November 2019  All entrants must have a valid MCM Comic Con entry ticket to be able to participate in the competition.

Wondering if you are eligible? In brief, you must be 18 years old by the time of the contest, have made your own costume, and be able to attend the later rounds in Birmingham then Chicago should you win. You CAN use costumes that have been in other contests such as the MCM Cosplay Masquerades, and there are no nationality or residency requirements. Applicants will then be assessed, with the best costumes invited to participate. Interested? Read the rules in full, then apply below!

Click HERE to sign up! 

Click HERE for the UK Championships of Cosplay 2019 rules.


This is where it gets good! The four finalists from Manchester, Glasgow, London and Birmingham then take to the stage in Birmingham (November) for the UK final. The final overall winner will be crowned the 2019 MCM Champion of Cosplay, and will be given travel, accommodation and entry to C2E2 Chicago in 2020, with a place to compete in the Crown Championships of Cosplay against all the global cosplay champions!

There will also be cash prizes for the winner and two runner ups in all four cities.

1st Prize – £500 & Trophy 2nd Prize – £300 & Trophy 3rd Prize – £200 & Trophy

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