Would you like to have a chance to be celebrated as one of the UK’s leading cosplayers? Launching at Manchester Anime & Gaming Con
this 2-3 April, the UK Cosplay Championship
will take place at over a dozen conventions and events in every region of this country. The finals will be held at Birmingham Anime & Gaming Con
on the 1-2 October and the winner will receive a £250 cash prize along with the UK Cosplay Championship trophy.
Check out our www.cosplaychampionship.com
website for full details and where we will showcase every finalist as they qualify.
The UK Cosplay Championship will not adversely impact or complicate existing cosplay masquerades – rules will remain the same as our standard rules. All you have to do to qualify for the finals is to come 1st, 2nd or 3rd in ANY cosplay masquerade at our seven upcoming conventions (or at other registered qualifying events). If you qualify then you are not obliged to enter the finals. We want to keep this as simple, easy and non-scary for cosplayers as possible! Those that qualify, in addition to their usual prizes, will also receive a full weekend ticket to Birmingham Anime & Gaming Con so they can take part.
There are two ways you can qualify for the UK Cosplay Championship -
#1. By placing first, second or third in any of the masquerades that we run at the qualifying conventions (at most conventions we run a cosplay masquerade on both days). In addition to the usual prizes, you'll be given the extra option of qualifying for the finals. Finalists will receive a free entry to Birmingham Anime & Gaming Con in addition to their normal prizes.
#2. We run free meetups and small events across 25 cities in the UK. Some of these have a cosplay contest at them - the first placed pick will also qualify for a place in the finals.
Calendar of Core Qualifying Conventions
(Tickets are available for all events now via their websites linked below)
2-3 April - Manchester Anime & Gaming Con - www.manchesteranimecon.com
7-8 May - Bristol Anime & Gaming Con - www.bristolanimecon.com
4-5 June - Liverpool Anime & Gaming Con - www.liverpoolanimecon.com
4-5 June - Leicester Comic Con – www.comicconleicester.com
1-3 July - Summer London Anime & Gaming Con - www.londonanimecon.com
23-24 July - Tattoo & Toy Con, Cardiff - www.cardifftattooandtoycon.co.uk
20-21 August - Cardiff Anime & Gaming Con - www.cardiffanimecon.com
1-4 September - Alcon in Leicester - www.alcon.org.uk
1-2 October - Birmingham Anime & Gaming Con - www.birminghamanimecon.com
- Additionally a Calendar of Qualifying Minicons and Meetups will be put up HERE
(note not all will be eligible).
- Interested in registering your convention or event to be a qualifier? We're taking applications until the end of March. Do so now at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rules and Entry Requirements
- Simply enter any of our cosplay masquerades at any of our events as you normally would to take part!
- All rules are standard rules which we normally run. Please read HERE.
Skits are not mandatory, but do help toward your performance points when judging.
- The UK finals take place at Birmingham Anime & Gaming Con on Sunday 2nd October. You will need to have qualified beforehand at a registered convention or event to take place.
Want to Read more about this? Check out the website at www.cosplaychampionship.com Remember - to enter all you have to do is just enter any of our cosplay masquerades as you normally would! Qualifying is optional and each cosplay masquerade we run still has it's usual prizes (usually £100 cash prize). So make sure you don't miss out!