Yamato Cup

In this world of cosplay, people all over the world are cosplaying and meeting each other to do this thing they love.
In this spirit, the Yamato cup was founded years ago. And as time grew, so did the cosplayscene and people become more interested in how it grows worldwide.
With that in mind, we are proud to announce that we are now hosting the Dutch preliminary round of the Yamato Cosplay Cup International.
This cosplay event is open to contestants from the Benelux countries (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg) and is for solo contestants only.

Yes, that is right, the BeNeLux countries.

You will be competing for a place in the 2014 finals. in 2014 these are held at Anime Friends in Sao Paolo, Brazil.


Is full for the solo competitons

Not required for watching.


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!


Aside from the usual rules, the following applies.

  • For Cosplay weapons guidelines read the house rules/huisregels. Dutch weapons law will always apply!
  • Only single contestants can enter this competition. Groups or teams of more then one person are not allowed.
  • You must wear a self-made costume.
  • You may use small props that were store bought.
  • You must perform an brief act on stage that may not exceed 120 seconds.    
  • Once entered you will get a script form to fill in the details of your act. This will have to be handed in on the 17th of May at the latest.
  • You will have to provide Work in Progress and reference pictures.  
  • You must attend the Anime festival at least on Sunday.
  • You must be 18 years or older on January 1st 2015 if you want to compete for the Yamato Cup.
  • Your Cosplay must be from a Cartoon/Anime, Comic/Manga, Movie or Game. It may not be a fictional character you or your friends created


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).


'Whole Weekend' AND 'Sunday Only' visitors.


Archonia Room.




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.

Ticketbooth Open

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J-POP in cooperation with:
  • Aniway
  • Archonia
  • Bit Agency
  • CrunchyRoll
  • Game Mania
  • Warner Brothers Games
  • Hercules
  • Mindscape
  • Nationaal Videogame Museum
  • Republic of Gamers
  • Samsung
  • Ziva Events
  • AFK e-Sports
  • GameRoomS
  • Cosplay Clues
Design & development by Bit Agency