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.

The Cosplay Central Crown Championships
The Cosplay Central Crown Championships
Ready to take over the whole world with your cosplay act? Join the qualifiers for a spot at the finals in the UK.
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GICOF Duo preliminaries
GICOF Duo preliminaries
Grab your partner and show everybody how in tune you two are in this duo competition. Compete and get the chance to represent the Netherlands in Korea during the Gyeonggi International Cosplay Festival.
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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 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 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.