COSPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS

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!

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Schedule

Pre-judging

TBD (morning)
Sat, 8 Aug

Stage Finals

TBD (evening)
Sat, 8 Aug

Judges Meet & Greet

TBD (evening)
Sat, 8 Aug

Entry Tiers

Master Tier

Are you ready to cosplay on a higher level?

Your costume must be 100% self-made. You are eligible! – You decide if you want to be in the Journeyman or Master tier!

 

  • 1st – 11 000 SEK, Diploma, 2x Tickets to an approved DreamHack event of your choosing (travel not included)
  • 2nd – 7 000 SEK, Diploma, 2x Tickets to an approved DreamHack event of your choosing (travel not included)
  • 3rd – 3 000 SEK, Diploma, 2x Tickets to an approved DreamHack event of your choosing (travel not included)

Journeyman Tier

Not quite ready to battle it out in the Master Tier?

You must have made your costume yourself, but may use modified/changed garments. You are eligible! – You decide if you want to be in the Journeyman or Master tier!

 

  • 1st – 2 000 SEK, Diploma, 2x Tickets to an approved DreamHack event of your choosing (travel not included)
  • 2nd – Diploma, 2x Tickets to an approved DreamHack event of your choosing (travel not included)
  • 3rd – Diploma, 2x Tickets to an approved DreamHack event of your choosing (travel not included)

Novice Tier

New to cosplay and want to try out competing?

You must have made your costume yourself, but may use modified/changed garments. You are eligible if you have no crafting education (sewing/welding/3D-printing etc) and/or haven’t won any cosplay contests.

 

Kids Tier

Ages 14 and under

  • Prizes and recognition for all entrants!

Basic info about entering

We will have a few “drop in” slots available, but we recommend you sign up ahead of time to guarantee entrance to the event.

Deadline is Friday, 31 Jul.

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Eligibility

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.

Selection process

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).

Rules

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.

Cosplay lounge

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:

  • TBD

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 activities@dreamhack.com with the subject “Cosplay Judge for DHS".

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For any questions about cosplay championships, contact us activities@dreamhack.com

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