Showcase Your Craft

Show us what YOU can create and join your fellow crafters in our Cosplay Championships! Cosplay is an art form full of passion and dedication, and we want to showcase that art. Flaunt your passion, meet our expert judges, and strut your stuff to the cheers of the fantastic DreamHack crowd in our cosplay competition!

Check back for the full Schedule

A full schedule for the Cosplay Championship will be posted closer to the event.


PRE-JUDGING

SAT – 7 SEPT

(Morning/Afternoon)

STAGE FINALS

SAT – 7 SEPT

(Early Evening)

Judges Meet & Greet

TBD

Cosplay Panel

TBD

Quick Facts About Entering

The full rules are available on the entry form, but this is some basic info to get you started.

Deadline is August 31st, 2019


Eligibility

All contestants MUST check in and be prejudged and you must have a DreamHack ticket to be eligible to enter. Cosplays should contain nothing dangerous or offensive – this con is family friendly and will not permit fire, excessive glitter, messy substances etc on the stage. Mock fighting is cool if it’s in slow-motion and completely fake (no physical contact). We have a zero tolerance policy for bullying, everyone is here to have fun!

Selection Process

Each contestant will have 10 minutes with our panel of expert judges during pre-judging. Contestants will be judged on craftsmanship, technical difficulty, accuracy, embodiment of the character, and stage presence. Judges will use the stage show to judge your stage presence and crowd engagement (so have fun with it!). Cosplayers will get approximately one minute to walk across the stage and take three poses for the final judging.

For any questions regarding the DreamHack Cosplay Championship, contact activities@dreamhack.com

Cosplay Lounge

A place to get away amongst like-minded cosplayers.

If you’re looking to get off the floor and take a load off from carrying around your gear or you want to fix a tear, this is the place to be. While it will be closed off for a small portion of the show for judging, it will otherwise serve as a cosplayers escape or quick fix station. Only cosplayers will be admitted.

For any questions about the Cosplay Lounge, contact activities@dreamhack.com

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