International Cosplay Photography Contest 2016

International Cosplay Photography Contest 2016 

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 2016 Cosplay Photography Contest. These photographs will be on display on the weekend Anime 2016 takes place. Visitors and a team of expert judges will cast their vote on their favorite photograph.

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 one theme. For this theme you should come up with something anime and cosplay related.

The theme is: All Aboard!
If you can use it to travel, use it! Planes, trains, automobiles, boats, even spaceships!!


You can enter the competition by filling out the form on the DomoDomo Website 

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 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 the 31st of May 2016. 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 2016" and must to possess a valid ticket to the festival.

- 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 an email to and they will get back to you whenever they can.

Pacific Foyer, between the Dealer Room entrance and exit

To participate in this event, you must sign up before May 31 2016 by applying on The DomoDomo website.

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
Design & development by Bit Agency