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 once again be hosting our well-known COSParade catwalk show. Competitive cosplay will also return with the 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.