Photography Contest

International Cosplay Photography Contest 2015 

Cosplayers would not be as famous if it weren’t for the amazing people behind the lenses. These ‘invisible’ people that are able to help cosplayers show the world what they made with hard work, dedication and concentration. The people who truly capture the moment and use their skills to make the best possible picture, all to make the characters come to life. These people are the photographers.

Behind every stunning picture, is a magnificent photographer. Someone with a gift for capturing the magic that surrounds cosplay. Someone who puts time and effort in photos that show the best of cosplayers and their costume. Someone who deserves to be known for their work.

DomoDomo and J-Pop Foundation invite these photographers to enter our 2015 Cosplay Photography Contest. These photographs will be on display on the weekend Anime 2015 takes place. Visitors and a team of expert judges will cast their vote on their favorite photograph until Sunday 10:00am and the winner(s) of this contest will be announced during the closing ceremony on Sunday.

We are looking for striking images of cosplayers, not just displaying the crafting skills of the cosplayer but also the added value of a good photographer.

Please read the rules and conditions below before submitting any photographs.

For this year we have two themes. For both themes you should come up with something anime and cosplay related.

The first theme is: Do NOT try this at home!
Do we have to explain this one? Anything goes! Explosions, fire,  smoke or deadly chemicals. Things you do NOT try at home!!!!

The second theme is: Recreate the scene!
Find any scene from an anime/manga/japanese TV series and recreate it with a photograph.


All entries must be submitted by email.
All photographs must be submitted on A4 format. (2580px by 3508px or 3508px by 2580px).
Photographs of other formats will be scaled up or down to fit. The photographs will be printed out by us on special photo paper.
Depending on the submitted photo, this will be printed in either portrait or landscape position.
You are allowed to bring your own copy for us to display, but please inform us beforehand by email if you do so. Also these must be submitted on A4 format, any other format might be cut to fit the frame they’re displayed in or may be disqualified.

Each entry must contain a letter of consent signed by both the photographer as well as the model portrayed in the photograph(s).

Submit your entries to:

Please submit your files in the following format:
For the category “Do not try this at home”, the entry should be named like this:
<LastnameFirstname>_donottrythisathome.<file extension>

For the category “Recreate the scene”, the entry should be named like this:
<LastnameFirstname>_recreatethescene.<file extension>

Also please send us the scene you are recreating.

- Each entry should send in as a digital file in one of the following formats: JPG, JPEG, TIFF or PNG.

- Each participant is responsible for providing a valid and printable file.

- If the files are larger than 10MB, please upload the file to a file locker service like dropbox, onedrive, etc.


Each participant that applies for this contest must send in the photographs before May 29 2015. Any entry sent after this deadline will no longer be accepted.

Extra information

- Each entry should be a photograph taken by the participant and may not be published (printed, online or otherwise) before the end of this contest.

- DomoDomo and J-Pop Foundation hold the right to disqualify any picture or participant.

- Participants must be attending "Anime 2015" and must to possess a valid ticket for the festival.
(The staff will check this for all participants.)

- We also appreciate it if each participant is able to attend the closing ceremony, in which the winner of the competition will be announced.

- Upon sending in your photograph a participant agrees that & J-Pop Foundation may freely use the (digital) photograph for future promotion.

- We fully encourage creativity so the pictures may be edited, touched up and special effects may be added for a spectacular result! 



Send us a mail:

The Everest 1 room.

To participate in this event, you must sign up before 10-06-2015 by sending an email to

Friday to Sunday

All visitors

J-POP in cooperation with:
  • Aniway
  • Archonia
  • Bit Agency
  • CrunchyRoll
  • Warner Brothers Games
  • Hercules
  • Mindscape
  • Nationaal Videogame Museum
  • Samsung
  • Ziva Events
  • AFK e-Sports
  • Vertigo 6
  • Koch Media
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