LAN:  June 16 – 19
Day: June 16 – 18
Elmia, Jönköping


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DreamHack Cosplay

powered by Bethesda

Cosplay at DreamHack Summer, powered by Bethesda is returning with a prestigious Cosplay competition where both a piece of the 25,000 SEK prize pool and a golden ticket to the Swedish Cosplay Championship is at stake. Along with a Cosplay Parade through downtown Jönköping and Free Entrance for all signed-up cosplayers, we are returning bigger and better than ever before at DreamHack Summer, 18–21st of June. 

Pick your best costume and go parading through the streets of Jönköping alongside your peers. Our new Cosplay parade is arranged together with Jönköping – City Of DreamHack and will kick off at 14:00 (TBC). A bus will be ready outside of Lobby South, leaving at 13:30, to shuttle participants downtown and we plan to have you back in time for the Opening Ceremony at Elmia at 16:00.

Preliminary Schedule
13:30 Bus leaving Elmia, Lobby South
14:00 Parade starts at Hovrättstorget
14:45 Parade ends at Juneporten, bus leaves for Elmia
15:00 Arrival at Elmia, Lobby South
16:00 DreamHack Official opening ceremony

Welcome to our new and improved Cosplay Competition. Here you compete in craftsmanship, presentation, or why not both?

The competition will consist of a Cosplay Walk-On with a pre-judging session for those competing in only Craftsmanship and Individual Performances for those competing in Performance. At the end of the show prizes will be given in three classes:

  1. Best Craftsmanship (24 slots) – 5 000 SEK

  2. Best Performance (16 slots) – 5 000 SEK

  3. Best Cosplay – 15 000 SEK + Golden Ticket to Cosplay-SM

The prize ‘Best Cosplay’ will be given to the cosplayer who impresses the judges the most, where points from both Craftsmanship and Performance come into play. The winner of this category will also receive a Golden Ticket, a chance to qualify them to the finals of the Swedish Cosplay Championship, Cosplay-SM (the Cosplay artist must be a Swedish resident).

*Winner in each category pay local taxes for their prize money

Preliminary schedule for Cosplay Championship
10:00: Event Open for Day Visitors and Cosplay Lounge opens
10:30 – 15:00: Rehearsal, pre-judging, and photo session
16:00 – 17:00: Dress Rehearsal – entire show run-through
18:00: We walk together to the Main Stage
18:45 – 19:00: Countdown starts
19:00 – 20:00: Cosplay Competition & Show


Free Festival Pass for Cosplayers
(sign up required)

DreamHack welcomes all signed-up cosplayers to enjoy our festival 24/7; from Saturday 18th, 10:00 CEST, until Tuesday 21st, 10:00 CEST, when the festival closes. To be eligible for a free Cosplay Pass you have to participate in the Cosplay Parade and/or the Cosplay Competition. 


Preliminary schedule

The rules for the competition are the same as those for the Swedish Cosplay Championship which can be found at (in Swedish).

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