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Cosplay at HYPER JAPAN 2022

HYPER JAPAN Cosplay is back in full effect!

Cosplay has always been a huge part of HYPER JAPAN and we love to see all the creative and crazy costumes that our cosplayers create!

Thanks to our partners at CosXPo his year cosplay is bigger than ever at HYPER JAPAN!

Bring your cosplays and celebrate with other incredible Japan fans!

What Cosplay activities can I do at HYPER JAPAN?

Cosplay Competition 2022

Our cosplay competition is back –  Saturday the 23rd July, 2nd Session!

This year’s competition is going to be HYPER JAPAN’s best ever – featuring expert judges selecting the very best cosplays for a chance to win amazing prizes.

  • Please note – If you want to compete in the Cosplay Competition you should purchase a ticket for HYPER JAPAN Festival Saturday Session 1 in order for the judges to check your outfit before the competition starts.

Judges:

Join our expert Judges, Kisa, Katya and Miura Ayme!

Katya Fernandez (Katyafern)

Katya Fern AKA Wonder Kat, brings to life her favourite characters at Conventions all across the world and was a UOCC Finalist. She’s been cosplaying and crafting since 2014 and is best known for her Wonder Woman and unique Harley Quinn Play arts Kai cosplays.

Kisa Watton (Kizuki)

Kisa, AKA Kizuki Cosplay has been a cosplayer for nearly ten years and has made over 60 costumes. She has a passion for Japanese culture and has been crowned a cosplay champion at international events.

Miura Ayme

‘Miura Ayme’ has been performing as a solo artist since 2018, not only writing and composing all songs by himself, but also becoming well known as a voice actor, cosplayer, actor, and a mystery game writer. With more than 56,000 followers on Twitter, 73,000 followers on Instagram, Miura Ayme has gained many fans from all over the world.

Prizes:

Sewing Machines and Equipment from Janome

If you’re looking to take your sewing skills to the next level, then this prize will definitely get your attention. Win a Computerised Sewing Machine or Overlocker from our friends at Janome.

Main Prize:

Janome Computerised Sewing Machine 5060QDC Usual retail Price Approx. £500 (£499.00).

Runner Up Prize:

Janome Overlocker Model 8002D Usual retail Price Over £200 (£229).

JANOME Corporation, popularly known as Janome, (pronounced: Ja – No -Mey), has been synonymous with quality sewing machines for nearly a century. In 1936, the company acquired its first mass production factory for sewing machines, starting out in Japan and now also with manufacturing plants in Thailand and Taiwan. Janome are proud of being the No.1 sewing machine manufacturer in the world and export products to more than 100 countries worldwide.

https://www.janome.co.uk/

https://www.instagram.com/janomeuk/

https://twitter.com/JanomeUK

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/janomeukltd

Gift Cards from Pound Fabrics

The place to find unique fabric for your latest costume – everything from stretch and canvas fabrics, to licensed and printed pop culture patterns! Unbeatable prices for quality fabrics!

Main Prize: £100 Gift Card for Pound Fabrics Online

Runner Up Prize: £25 Gift Card for Pound Fabrics Online

Pound Fabrics – Quality Fabrics at Unbeatable Prices! Trusted by thousands of dressmakers. Over 19,000 Five Star Reviews!

https://poundfabrics.co.uk/

Entry Form:

You can sign up for both the Cosplay Competition and the Cosparade here:


Cosplay Celebration – Cosparade

For all of you who don’t care about the prizes and simply want to celebrate your cosplay!

Saturday the 23rd July 2nd session and Sunday the 24th July will also feature our fantastic Cosparade!

Celebrate your passion for cosplay and have a great time showing off your creation on the main stage!

Entry Form:

You can sign up for both the Cosplay Competition and the Cosparade here:


This year’s Cosplay content is provided in association with CosXPo.