Cosplay at the HYPER JAPAN Festival 2016 is all about supporting our visitors’ desire to dress up and become the character of their choice, regardless of how their costume is made. That’s right: handmade, shop-bought, cobbled together from knick-knacks in your garage – anything goes!This summer is all about that sense of fun and excitement when you see yourself dressed up in the mirror, and when others see you decked out as your favourite character.
This year we will be hosting our well-known COSParade catwalk show, but on top of that, competitive cosplay will be returning to HYPER JAPAN with our brand new COSTest! While HYPER JAPAN welcomes cosplayers of all experience levels, this new competition celebrates the skills of those cosplayers who go the extra mile to make bespoke costumes that show their love for the characters they portray. With exciting prizes to be won, it’ll be a spectacle to behold and unforgettable fun for participants.
- COSParade: Saturday July 16th (Second Session)
- COSTest: Sunday July 17th
- For safety reasons, cosplayers are only allowed to carry props as part of their costume as long as they are shorter than 1.5m, made from a lightweight material and have all sharp edges rounded off. If your weapon / prop is heavier or larger than this, there may be issues with venue security, so please keep this in mind.