Show us what you can create and join your fellow crafters! 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!
All accepted cosplayers will be granted free entry to the event!
Sat, 8 Aug
Sat, 8 Aug
Judges Meet & Greet
Sat, 8 Aug
All contestants MUST be on time (for the group meeting and pre-judging) check in and be prejudged. Nothing dangerous or offensive (overly sexualized costumes, liquids, fire, or glitter on the stage – please write us an email if you have a question regarding your costume). All contestants must behave in good manners towards other contestants, judges and crew.
Acceptance to the DreamHack Cosplay Championships will grant you free entrance to the event.
You may not use a costume which has placed (1st/2nd/3rd) at any previous DreamHack event.
Each contestant will be pre-judged and may use up to 1 min on stage from entrance to exit – you may send in a up to 60 sec long performance/music for your performance (optional).
All cosplay props (“weapons” – regardless of type) must be checked and approved by staff (Lobby North).
Upon approval, a tag will be attached to your prop and must be kept throughout the event. The cosplay crew will be able to assist you if you have any questions regarding this.
See the entry form for additional guidelines and rules.
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 and you may bring one assistant. This person must also register at the cosplay-info desk outside of the cosplay lounge
Lounge opening hours:
The lounge will also be closed/locked during the cosplay contests, so make sure if there’s something you need during that time – bring it with you!
Judges & Photo Studio
Check back for more information for our expert judges and our planned photo studio for all cosplayers! Want to come judge the Cosplay Championships? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Cosplay Judge for DHS".