Cosplay Competition with ECG participation

What is Cosplay?

Cosplay, or Costume Play can be seen at all Anime and Game related events. Cosplayers are people dressing up like their favourite cartoon, comic or game character. Quite a lot of people cosplay at Anime 2011 and a lot of them also walk around the city of Almelo in their costumes and liven up the city for the weekend the Anime festival is being held. The Cosplay Competition at the Anime festival is more then just showing your cool outfit! At our Cosplay Competition we require contestants to not only wear a great, self made costume, they also have to perform an act, in character of the character they are portraying.

A script for the act is required so we know in advance what people are planning and can help them optimise their efford in entertaining the 850+ person audience!


European Cosplay Gathering

You may have heard about Japan-Expo in Paris before, because it's the largest Japanese Pop-culture related event outside of Japan. This year, they have started a Pan-European Costume or Cosplay competition where only the Top 10 European Cosplay countries can compete!

The Netherlands is of course considered as one of these ten countries! Japan-Expo, in it's wisdom has chosen the Anime festival as the event that will send the Dutch representatives to the European Cosplay Gathering (ECG) at Japan-Expo in July! You as a solo Cosplayer or a team of two persons can win an expenses paid trip including hotel rooms to Japan-Expo where you will have to compete and represent The Netherlands at the European Cosplay Gathering and hopefully win fabulous prizes there!

The ECG competition will be merged with our normal Cosplay competition on Saturday. If you have a team of more then two Cosplayers, you can still compete in the Cosplay Competition. You are just not eligible to win a trip to Japan-Expo.

 

Sign-up

Required for competing, not required for watching. The deadline for signing up is April 15 2011. Please use the signup form here.

Restrictions

Aside from the usual rules, the following applies. Visitors of this specific event are allowed to take pictures of the event. All entrants need to agree to this if they want to compete in this event. A special entry for this purpose has been added to the Cosplay Competition registration form. However it is NOT allowed to use FLASH photography! Remember other people's personal (as well as third parties) rights will always apply, but what you do with YOUR pictures/recordings is YOUR OWN responsibility!

Rules

Aside from the usual rules, the following applies.

  • For cosplay weapons guidelines read the house rules/huisregels. Dutch weapons law will always apply!
  • You or your team must wear self-made costumes.
  • You or your team may use small props that were store bought.
  • You or your team must perform an act on stage that may not exceed 150 seconds.
  • You have to provide us with a small storyboard about your act when you send in your entry form. E.g. your act in five-ten lines of text.
  • You must send in a script with your act to cosplay at animecon.nl no later then April 15.
  • You must attend the Anime festival at least on Friday and Saturday.
  • You must be 18 years or older on May 7 if you want to compete for the ECG. You can enter the competition if you are younger, but you can not win a spot at Japan-Expo.
  • Your Cosplay must be from and Anime, Manga or Game, preferably from Japan. It may not be a fictional character you or your friends created.

Questions?

If you have questions regarding the Cosplay Competition, kindly direct them to us, using the appropriate forum (Before you submit a question, please browse the forum to see if your question has already been answered) or send us an e-mail using our contact form (choose 'Cosplay Event' from the subject dropdown menu).



Availability

'Whole Weekend' AND 'Saturday Only' visitors.

Location

Archonia Room.

Time

Saturday: Undecided at this moment



For legal and safety reasons we are not allowed to exceed the Archonia room's maximum capacity. For the people that will miss out we will try to show a recording.

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