All fandoms welcome. DreamHack welcomes all cosplayers from all fandoms.
Gaming, anime, books, graphic novels, etc – cosplay is for everyone!


DreamHack is calling all cosplayers to Melbourne! Step into the cosplay world and experience a schedule full of activities. Looking to learn more about cosplay? Come meet new people, take pictures together, and be a part of the community!

Looking to get involved? All fandoms are welcome to compete in our $16,000 Cosplay Competition: Endgame Quest, show off your hard work at the Cosplay Showcase: Achievement Quest, relax at our Cosplay Save Point: Lounge & Repair, and attend the CosHack 101: Level Up Panel to learn more about the world of cosplay.

Looking to get involved? All fandoms are welcome to attend!

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Online sign ups are now closed! Limited spots for Sunday available at the event, enquire at Cosplay Information desk located at Centerpiece Foyer.

Please find the full rules linked here:



Welcome to our first-ever Cosplay Competition at DreamHack Melbourne! The Main Competition will take place on Saturday, with an Open Cosplay Showcase on Sunday. Full rules for the competition can be found here. 
Sign ups are now closed!


Main Competition* – Endgame Quest

Total Prizepool: $15,000
1st place: $7,500
2nd place: $5,000
3rd place: $2,500


 Cosplay Showcase: Achievement Quest

$1,000 in cash spot prizes

*Any costumes that haven’t won a major cosplay competition before are eligible to be entered.
The main competition is for made costumes only. Due to the time frame, a portfolio detailing the creation of your costume is not a requirement, but judges will get time with all competitors to ensure the integrity of the competition. A portfolio can be submitted along with your application to provide the judges with additional information prior to the pre-judging stage.

Cosplay Judges

where creativity comes to life

Watch cosplay

There’s something special about seeing your favourite video game character brought to life by a talented cosplayer – seeing the level of detail that is put in to cosplays, with some taking months, or even years, to put together. If you’ve never experienced cosplay before, DreamHack Melbourne is the perfect place to do so!


Take some time away from the action to recharge in our cosplay lounge – exclusive to cosplayers. All are welcome to relax, take photos and connect with the community! There will be dressing rooms available for use. Plus, you’ll also have access to various supplies and a handler to help repair anything needed.

We have a zero tolerance policy for harassment and have taken time to train our staff and security personnel to make sure you have a safe and fun convention experience. Cosplay is not consent and we support everyone to say something if seen. Please feel free to report any issues to our staff, crew, or security. Please read our rules here.

We have Captain Patch-It ready to help fix things! The cosplay repair station has all the necessities like tape, paint and glue guns galore, providing a quick and easy way to touch up your cosplay and repair anything on the go! Stop by the cosplay lounge any time during convention hours and Captain Patch-It will do his best to help.

Come attend our Cosplay Panel “Cosplay 101 – Making Your First Costume”. This panel will cover tips and tricks for beginners while also covering some techniques even experts may not have heard of before. Stay tuned for more info.

Previous cosplays at DreamHack