cosplay contest

cosplay contest

Admire all the beautiful Asian-themed Cosplayers during the Cosplay Contest on the Main Stage or participate yourself! 

Cosplayers will be trying their best to impress the jury with their stunning outfits and spectacular performances. They will show all their skills and homemade cosplay outfits on the Main Stage to win great prizes. Be sure to check out the Main Stage and encourage your favorite cosplayers!

The Cosplay Contest is powered by Hype Creations.

What is cosplay?

Cosplay is a shortened form of two words ‘costume’ and ‘play’. It is a performance art in which participants wear costumes and accessories to represent a specific character. Cosplay costumes are often based on comics, manga, anime, cartoons, video games, movies and tv-series.  

Participate in the cosplay contest?

Show the audience what you’ve got and grab your moment to shine on the Main Stage of Heroes Made in Asia! Sign up for the Cosplay Contest and compete with the best cosplayers of the Netherlands and even from abroad. Participating is definitely not just for the honor, because the total prize pool is € 1.750,-. Before, during and after the Cosplay Contest, the participants will be judged by a professional jury with famous cosplayers. Good luck to all participants!


Important information for participants of the Cosplay Contest:

  • In the Cosplay Contest, your character must originate from Anime, Manga, Games or pop culture from Asian origin. 
  • Outfits must not be obscene or offensive, incite hatred or provoke. Nudes are also not allowed. Outfits must sufficiently cover the body. After all, there are also children present. This rule applies to all visitors of Heroes Made in Asia.
  • All participants for a solo act must perform an act of maximum 90 seconds and a maximum of 2 minutes for a duo act.
  • Both your act and your outfits will be judged by the jury. Both elements are equally important.
  • The costumes must be homemade. Modified parts are allowed, but the costume may not be purchased complete. Participants can indicate during the pre-selection which parts are completely homemade.
  • Genderbend cosplay is possible, but it is important that the outfit portrays the character as truthfully as possible.
  • A host on stage will ask you a few questions.
  • You can win prizes in different categories, but you can’t register for one specific category.
  • The Cosplay Contest will take place on Saturday only. 



Cosplay Contest (Saturday):

  • 1st prize: € 1.000,-
  • 2nd prize: € 500,-
  • 3rd prize: € 250,-


Please check the Cosplay FAQ. Can’t find you question and answer? You can also ask you questions in this Facebook group.




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