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 assessed on the below 4 skill categories for the competition.
- Needlework – Cosplay constructed primarily through sewing, stitching, embroidery, etc.
- Armor – 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.
- Larger Than Life – Cosplay that encloses the maker and extends their limbs by at least 1ft in length. A costume that is REALLY FREAKING BIG.
Nine 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.
WHERE IS IT TAKING PLACE
We will be hosting 4 qualifiers in total, MCM Manchester in July, MCM Scotland in September, MCM London in October and MCM Birmingham in November. One winner from each region will then compete in the final of the UK Championship of Cosplay at MCM Birmingham in November.
This is where it gets good! The 4 finalists from Manchester, Glasgow, London and Birmingham then take to the stage in Birmingham for the UK final. The final overall winner will be crowned the 2018 UK Champion of Cosplay, and will be given travel, accommodation and entry to C2E2 Chicago in April 2019, 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
Judges Choice Award – A selection of top cosplay crafting materials and a certificate
HOW TO APPLY
Registration for the MCM London Qualifier will open soon, so follow us on Twitter or Facebook to be the first to find out the date. All entrants must have a valid MCM Comic Con entry ticket to be able to participate in the competition.