Nov 24 – Nov 27 Elmia, Jönköping



Cosplay at DreamHack is returning with a prestigious Cosplay Championship 25,000 SEK is ups for grabs.

More news and breakdowns of the tournaments and schedule to come soon.

Free 3-Day Pass for Cosplayers (sign-up required)

DreamHack welcomes all signed-up cosplayers to enjoy our festival 24/7; from Friday 25th, 10:00 CET, until Sunday 27th, 20:00 CET, 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.

All applications must be entered no later than Sunday, November, 13th 2022.

Cosplay CHAMPIONSHIP: Saturday, November 26

cosplay perks

By joining us at DreamHack Winter you’ll gain a few perks along the way! We’ll be promoting you on our platforms, as well as through our social channels. You have access to the cosplay lounge. Finally, if you’re selected to join us for the Cosplay Championship you’ll gain a free ticket to the festival



Contestants who want to compete on a higher level.

Costume must be self-made (exception: base wig, shoes and undergarments).


Contestants who have out-grown the novice tier, but not quite ready for the master tier.

Self-made costume, but may use modified/changed garments.


Self-made costume, but may use modified/changed garments.

Eligible if no crafting education (sewing/welding/3D-printing etc.) and/or haven’t won any cosplay contests.


Prizes and recognition for all entrants!

Ages 0-15.


Participants cannot compete wearing a cosplay that previously placed in the top three at DreamHack Cosplay Championship. Each contestant will have a couple of minutes for pre-judging and up to 1 min on stage from the entrance to exit – contestants may send in up to 60-sec long performance/music for their performance (optional).

Note that ultimately contestants must respect the judge’s decision and the judge’s interpretation of the criteria. The judges have the right to change the contestant’s tier before the stage show based on the contestant’s experience and the cosplay presented. The cosplayer will be consulted regarding this before the stage show.

We allow cosplays from all media, video games, role-playing games, comic books, manga, anime, TV or film adaptations, Fan-art, etc. We also allow for gender bends, gijinkas, and original characters (e.g. DnD characters, or your character from a game). Important to note that you still need to bring reference materials for your design.

There are also general event rules that apply to the cosplayers in the competition.


DreamHack welcomes all cosplayers from all fandoms.
Gaming, anime, books, graphic novels, etc – cosplay is for everyone!

Cosplay faq

The Cosplay Crew is available at the event to assist cosplayers to get into the event with a “fast track” handled through Lobby Nord (North). We will provide more details about this in the information sent out to all contestants before the event.

Yes, we have 4 dressing rooms available. Mixed, Women, Men, and Non-binary.

If we notice any of these being unused we may change this around a bit to be able to accommodate as many as possible.

All dressing rooms offer mirrors, bathrooms, showers, and seatings.

Contact us at or talk to the Cosplay Crew at the event.

Yes, DreamHack has a lot of fun activities for both cosplayers and guests, there are panels, competitions, expo activities, and a cosplay parade.

There will also be plenty of opportunities to mingle and network with other cosplayers and people in the gaming industry.

The Cosplay Crew will have a general idea about the activities at the event.

At the event, we have some tools, paint, safety pins, glue, etc. in our Cosplay repair station.

Missing anything here when at the event, feel free to ask one of our dedicated Cosplay Crew and we may be able to help!

Yes, but we require check-in and approval from the cosplay crew since we want to keep the Cosplay lounge a safe and chill place to be during the event. Remember to respect the cosplayers so that they may be there to take a break.

Cosplays can be stored in the dressing room lockers, sadly the lockers cannot be locked due to old standards of coins. So this is at your own risk.

However we have our crew limiting access to the lounge and dressing room area at all hours, so the space is only shared between Cosplayers (and assistants), Cosplay Crew, and Cosplay Photographers.

You need to be there either for the Championship on Saturday or the parade on Sunday! However, there is loads of fun stuff happening, like the Elgigantens Cosplay competition on Friday.

Why not bring a “casual” cosplay for one of the other days that allows for joining in on activities that your other cosplay won’t?

Yes, we do have this at the festival. There will be clear signs onsite.

We want Dreamhack to be a fun event for Cosplay and care a lot about your experience. Cosplay Crew is here to support and we also have the support of the other functions at Dreamhack, such as Medic and Security if needed.

Previous cosplays at DreamHack