AnimeCon is one of the beating hearts of cosplay in the Netherlands. A place where both novice and experienced cosplayers can live their hobby to the fullest. You will find cosplay everywhere throughout the convention: many of the visitors wear their wonderful costumes, photographers enjoy taking pictures and we host many events about cosplay.

Everybody who is interested can cosplay at AnimeCon. To give everybody the possibility to enjoy cosplay to the fullest, we provide multiple cosplay activities during our festival. From beginning cosplayers to experts, we offer activities for all. 

Cosplay Competitions at AnimeCon

Here at AnimeCon we host multiple cosplay competitions, where the best cosplayers compete on stage and show their costumes in the most wonderful acts. This can be in solo acts, or in groups. AnimeCon prides itself that it has competitions for any level. For those who want to try out filling the stage for the first time, to those who want to represent the Netherlands in one of the international competitions abroad, where our cosplayers will compete with the some of the best cosplayers in the world.

Want to know which competition suits you the best? Take a look at our short overview of the different possibilities here

Clara Cow's Cosplay Cup
Clara Cow's Cosplay Cup
Hello everyone, welcome to Clara Cow's Cosplay Cup!, the relaxed international cosplay event at AnimeCon.
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Europa Cosplay Cup
Europa Cosplay Cup
A new competition appeared: E2C. The Europa Cosplay Cup (E2C) is a new annual solo cosplay competition whose goal is to gather around twenty cosplayers selected in their country from all over Europe. Including the Netherlands of course.
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World Cosplay Summit preliminaries
World Cosplay Summit preliminaries
For the last several years, AnimeCon has been invited to join the fun in the World Championships of Cosplay, the World Cosplay Summit (WCS) in Nagoya, Japan! This means that during our regular Cosplay Competition, the best team (according to WCS judgment rules) of two Cosplayers will be chosen to...
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European Cosplay Gathering Group and Solo preliminaries
European Cosplay Gathering Group and Solo preliminaries
Join as a group or with a solo act and show Europe what you're made of at the ECG
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AnimeCon Solo Cosplay Competition
AnimeCon Solo Cosplay Competition
Shine as a star during the AnimeCon Solo Cosplay Competition on stage. Show off your self-made costume in-character in a wonderful solo act.
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AnimeCon Group Cosplay Competition
AnimeCon Group Cosplay Competition
Join the AnimeCon Group Cosplay Competition to showcase your amazing self-made costume in-character in a wonderful group act. Enjoy yourself during our very own competition and compete for a spot at the top.
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Cosplay Judges

Every cosplay competition needs competent and fair judges. The AnimeCon Classic cosplay competition will be judged by the following experts.

Cosplay Workshops and Events


Maybe you just want to know more about it, or the materials. In that case we have workshops about cosplay. Or you could go to one of the dealers that specialize in cosplay, especially Cosplayshop.be. 

Cosplay Lipsync Battle
The Closing Ceremony brings our convention to an end on the Main Stage with some final prizes, highlights from the...
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GoCosplayers
Cosplay Target + Who's that Pokemon?
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GoCosplayers
GoCosplayers
Cosplay Target + Who's that Pokemon?
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Cosplay Lipsync Battle
Cosplay Lipsync Battle
The Closing Ceremony brings our convention to an end on the Main Stage with some final prizes, highlights from the event and more information on our future editions. Please come and express your appreciation for all of our volunteers and sponsors.
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Cosplay Photography


Photocorners
Of course, if you don't want to shine on stage, there are many other opportunities for your hobby. For instance, AnimeCon has several different themed background spots, which can use for your pictures.

Cosplay Photography
Speaking of photography, besides AnimeCon's own photographers, there are many photographers as well. So if you are into cosplay photography, AnimeCon is the place to be. We do have some house rules regarding photography though. 2 tips for both cosplayers and photographers: make some (business) cards what you can trade for contact. And always ask before you make a picture, even if it is just a snapshot. That way you will get the best results.


But most of all, when you come to AnimeCon, you will meet many people who also love cosplay. Enjoy the community and meet old and new friends.