|Cosplay Events at HYPER JAPAN 2013|
Cosplay fans! Ready, steady, suit-up: after the spectacular shows at HYPER JAPAN 2012 Christmas, we're getting set for even more cosplay fun in 2013! With the winners of the World Cosplay Summit (WCS), and European Cosplay Gathering (ECG) preliminaries at our November event jetting off to Japan and France this year to compete on the world stage, all eyes will be on HYPER JAPAN for the next ultimate UK cosplayers!
The HYPER JAPAN cosplay team will also be working with Play Expo, who are hosting the 2013 World Cosplay Summit (WCS) preliminaries this October.
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July, late afternoon
The COSParade is a chance for experienced and beginner cosplayers to show off their costumes on the HYPER JAPAN stage! Simply strut your stuff on our catwalk, and we’ll be dishing out prizes for the best costumes. Check stage schedule here.
There are two ways to enter:
European Cosplay Gathering (ECG) UK Preliminaries
Saturday 27th July, late afternoon
ECG is a fun international contest with cosplayers taking part from all over Europe. One solo cosplayer and one cosplay group will be chosen at HYPER JAPAN and jetting off on an all-expenses paid trip to Paris for the ECG finals in 2014! For more information on the contest, click HERE.
Check stage schedule here.
How to enter
Facilities for Cosplayers
HYPER JAPAN offers full changing room and costume repair facilities for cosplayers. The changing rooms are open to all cosplayers attending HYPER JAPAN, but priority will be given to event contestants during busy times.
Weapons and Props
For safety reasons, cosplayers are 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, you can take it on stage during the contests but please leave it at the Cosplay Desk while you walk around the convention.