GICOF Duo 2020 preliminaries


What is GICOF?

AnimeCon has always been the Dutch festival to go to for awesome international cosplay contests. This year, we're expanding a chance to experience spicy authentic Korean food, culture and cosplay to Belgium and Luxembourg. A team of two Be-ne-lux cosplayers can win a spot at the great Gyeonggi International Cosplay Festival (GICOF) held in August 2020


It is not possible to sign up for this competition. See you in 2021!

When signing up for this competition, you will in any case need to provide us with:
- Small storyboard about your act in 5-10 lines of text
- Ticket reference number
Without these, your entry will not be valid.

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!


  • For Cosplay weapons guidelines read the house rules/huisregels. Dutch weapons law will always apply!
  • You must be a citizen in one of the BeNeLux countries.  
  • The team will be represented by a team of two cosplayers (this team must be in costumes from the same series) 
  • Your team must wear self-made costumes.
  • You may use small props that were store bought.
  • You must perform a brief act on stage that may not exceed 180 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 Saturday 9th of May, 23:59h at the latest.
  • With your script, you will also have to provide:
    - Work in Progress pictures from all parts of the costume and relevant props,
    - Reference pictures,
    - Any audio/video you want to use during the skit.
  • 3D-printing: Somewhere on the final product needs to be an embossment of your makers mark (your initials) as part of the design. Make screenshots during the designing to add to your WiPs.
  • Teams may not use: Any items that can spill on the stage, like bubbles, glitter, confetti etc.
  • Teams may not use: Live fire, dry ice, live steel weapons or other things that could be a danger to yourself or others.
  • Stage ninjas are allowed in a small way: our staff can hand you a prop or item from backstage or press a button for you. Interaction with the cosplayers on stage is NOT allowed.
  • You must attend AnimeCon at least on Friday.
  • You must be 18 years or older on June 7th 2020 if you want to compete.
  • Your Cosplay must be from a Cartoon/Anime, Comic/Manga, Animated Movie or Game. It may not be a fictional character you or your friends created.
  • You must be available for travel to Korea in August of this year.
  • All food and drink will be covered by the Korean Government, but we suggest a budget of about 150 euro so you can but additional items.

*Please note that at ‘Gyeonggi International Cosplay Festival’ in Korea, your act should be between 2 and 5 minutes.


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 'Friday Only' visitors.


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You can watch this event via our livestream at 

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

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