Clara Cow's Cosplay Cup

Hello everyone, welcome to Clara Cow's Cosplay Cup!, the relaxed international cosplay event at AnimeCon.

Even though it's a relaxed event, the prizes you can win are totally awesome!

What we at AnimeCon would like to achieve is that teams of two cosplayers can have a relaxed weekend and then compete in a show that takes a total of four hours out of their day from start to finish. Clara Cow's Cosplay Cup attempts to bring back the fun and bonding between cosplayers of different countries to the international stage. We don’t want to be presumptuous, but we do have a nice prize for the winning team!

The Event

Clara Cow's Cosplay Cup will have its fifth round at AnimeCon 2019, Rotterdam Ahoy, The Netherlands in June, 2019. Before that date, preliminary rounds will be held at many events world wide. More information will follow soon, so stay tuned!

What is Clara Cow's Cosplay Cup?

The most relaxed international cosplay event currently organized in Europe, with a main prize of a trip to Japan for the winning team with all taxes, hotel and Japan Rail Pass covered!

The CCCC team is currently working on the definite schedule for the event but it will quite probably go as follows:
Thursday: International teams outside of Europe arrive
Friday morning: International teams arrive in Rotterdamh
Friday afternoon: Record introduction movie
Friday evening: Welcome all and meet your new friends (unofficial get together)
Saturday morning: Teams practice
Saturday afternoon: Finals
Saturday evening: Results and Party
Sunday morning: Relaxation
Sunday evening: International teams leave

Why this competition?

We want to organize an event that is more focused on the PLAY side of cosplay, with a 60% judgement on play and a 40% judgement on costume. Aside from this, all official animated, comic (East or West) and game characters can enter the competition. This is a bit different from the existing events where the focus is more towards costumes and Orientally-based characters only. Please note that NO FAN ART characters can enter the competition. Only comic, cartoon and game characters, east or west can take part. So manga, comic, or even European characters are fine. Live action is not.

What makes it so relaxed?

A lot of points that we have found to be taxing on the competing teams have been eliminated to assure a nice and relaxed weekend for everyone competing.

Hotel near the event (with rooms provided for all finalist teams).
Practice session takes one hour at most.
Judging will be just before the competition, about two hours before, for the first team.
Backstage area with lounge chairs, dressing rooms with shower and toilet.
Lunch with all kinds of food and soft drinks, juice and water provided.
English-speaking staff (If you only speak your own language, we will try to get an interpreter for you)
You can use one of the largest real theatres in Europe for your performance.
You will have a nice big stage to perform on.
Please note that all audio for your act needs to be pre-recorded. Live microphones on stage are not allowed.

Do you have rules for this competition?

Yes, we do! We would like to keep them as simple as possible, but to make sure everything will go as smooth as possible for the judging process and the morning practice and light set up, we require you to read and follow the rules. You can find them in the rules section.

The prize, when are we flying to Japan?

For this year, the date has actually not yet been confirmed. If we do not have a sponsor for this year's trip, the prize will still be given and will still be a week in Japan, flight, tax and hotel paid, but the date will be discussed in cooperation with the winning team.In our first year, the French team won with their brilliant Ratatouille act. They had a great time in Japan and could enter a cosplay event in Tokyo. The second year, the Dutch team won, and have enjoyed great times in Tokyo and Osaka. The third year, the French were victorious once again, with an enchanting Snow White act. Last year, the Spanish took the crown, with an brilliant act from Shrek.

How can we take part?

Please refer to our partner organizations to see when, why, how and what.


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