Gowns & Armor

For all the hours spent sewing, building armor and putting on make up – it’s worth having a crowd to show it to. Not just any crowd, but one that cheers you on! Flaunt your personal twist on your favorite character and participate in our cosplay competition.


The DreamHack Cosplay Championship and The European Cosplay Gathering qualifier will be held on two separate dates.

Please note – These are two separate contests, with different rules. Please read information thoroughly. If you are eligible for both – then yes you may compete in both! We’d love you to!

(Only DreamHack Cosplay Championship grants free entrance to the event. If you’re eligible – yes, you may use the same cosplay in both contests both days!)

Schedule

More details will be released closer to the event.

Sat, 30 Nov. 18:00

Cosplay Championship Finals

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.

1st – Diploma, 2x Tickets to an approved DreamHack event of your choosing (travel not included)

2nd – Diploma

3rd – Diploma

Kids Tier

(Ages 14 & Under)


Prizes and recognition for all entrants!

JUDGES

More to be released closer to the event

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Props & cosplay weapon 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.

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 Friday, Nov 21st, 2019

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


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 Championship 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).

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

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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.

Only registered cosplayers will be admitted. You may bring one assistant. This person must also register at the cosplay-info desk outside of the cosplay lounge.

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Cosplay Photo Studio

Opening hours will be posted at a later time.

For any questions, contact activities@dreamhack.com

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