NOV 30–DEC 3, 2018 Elmia, Jönköping, Sweden

Cosplay Championship

GOWNS & ARMOR

For all the hours spent sewing, gluing, nail gunning, and duct taping a costume together, 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’s fashion in style under the stage lights.

GOWNS & ARMOR

For all the hours spent sewing, gluing, nail gunning, and duct taping a costume together, 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’s fashion in style under the stage lights.

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COSPLAY SERIES BY STEEL SERIES
Steel Series Booth
FRI, NOV 30  @ 18:30

DREAMHACK COSPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Main Stage
SAT, DEC 1 @ 16:45

KOMPLETT COSPLAY SHOWCASE
Komplett Booth
SAT, DEC 1 @ 19:00

LET’S TALK COSPLAY
Main Stage
SUN, DEC 2 @ 20:00

Our Judges

GRIMALKIN COSPLAY
PHOTO BY: NIEW PHOTOGRAPHY

GRIMALKIN COSPLAY, from sweden, has been one of the pinnacle cosplayers that has always had attention to detail, and exceptional skills in anything she has worked on. Recently representing Sweden in the World Cosplay Summit. Her skills both shine through and also perfect our judge panel!

SCARLETT COSTUMING AND SFX, hailing from Denmark, has been an avid participant at DreamHack over the years. As we venture into the ECG, we’ve brought her on as a judge because she has an acute sense for the craftsmanship and creativity necessary in cosplay costume design.

NIMDRA COSPLAY
PHOTO BY: SOLLIEFOTO.SE

NIMDRA COSPLAY, is one of the local cosplay heroes from the city of Jönkoping! She has inspired her character and work ethic to produce quality cosplays for years. With the intense adoration for the characters she brings to life, and her focus on details we are happy to have her on board our judge panel as well.

the Cosplay Championship DHW18

Sign ups are closed! Thanks for your participation! 

Schedule

Friday, November 30th

16:00 – 17:30 Cosplay Workshop [Cosplay Lounge]
18:30 – 19:30  Cosplay Series by Steel Series [Steel Series Booth]
15:00 – 18:00  Cosplay Photo Shoot [Meet & Greet]

Saturday, December 1st

15:00 – 16:30 Cosplay Workshop [Cosplay Lounge]
16:45 – 17:45 DreamHack Cosplay Championship [Main Stage]
19:00 – 19:45 Komplett Cosplay Showcase [Komplett Booth]

Sunday, December 2nd

15:00 – 16:30 Cosplay Workshop [Cosplay Lounge]
20:00 – 20:30 Let’s Talk Cosplay  [Main Stage]
 
* This schedule is subject to changes, and additions

THE EUROPEAN COSPLAY GATHERING SELECTION

This Winter we’re hosting the first ever ECG qualifier for Sweden as we join the European Cosplay Gathering. It’s a cosplay event connecting 15 different nations’ finest cosplayers in its ninth season.

Our judges will select a group and a solo performer at the DreamHack Winter Cosplay Championship to represent DreamHack and Sweden in the ECG Season 9 event held Saturday, July 9th 2019 in Paris, France at the Japan Expo hosted by SEFA EVENT.

Quick facts about before entering the DreamHack Cosplay Championship

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

Eligibility: All contestants MUST check in and be prejudged on Saturday, December 1st. 

All contestants will go through a pre-judging session that will last 5 minutes with the judges. The judges will compare your cosplay only with other cosplayers in the same tier as you.

Selection Process: Each individual contestant will have 5 minutes for pre-judging (groups will have 10 minutes) and up to 2 min on stage from entrance to exit. Contestants will be judged on preparation, craftsmanship, presentation, creativity, and an added bonus of Star Power. Star Power points will be awarded to contestants who can really engage the crowd and get them to go insane with applause!

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

Tiers & Prizes

The Master tier contestants have won cosplay awards before at other events before, both big and small, or already have 3+ years of cosplay experience under their belts (no pun intended).

1ST PLACE – 600 €, trophy, 2 tickets to a approved DreamHack event of your choosing (travel and hotel not included)

2ND PLACE – 400 €, trophy, 2 tickets to a approved DreamHack event of your choosing (travel and hotel not included)

3RD PLACE – 200 €, trophy, 2 tickets to a approved DreamHack event of your choosing (travel and hotel not included)

The Journeyman tier contestants have never won a cosplay show or award before, or they are competing for the very first time in a cosplay competition.

1ST PLACE – 300 €, trophy, 2 tickets to a approved DreamHack event of your choosing (travel and hotel not included)

2ND PLACE – 200 €, trophy, 2 tickets to a approved DreamHack event of your choosing (travel and hotel not included)

3RD PLACE – 100 €, trophy, 2 tickets to a approved DreamHack event of your choosing (travel and hotel not included)

BEST GROUP (between 2-3 individuals)

The best group performance will win travel and hotel accommodations for a trip to Paris, France to participate as the representatives of Sweden at Japan Expo for the European Cosplay Gathering.

BEST SOLO

The best solo performance will win travel and hotel accommodations for a trip to Paris, France to participate as the representative of Sweden at Japan Expo for the European Cosplay Gathering.

Prizes and recognition for all entrants!