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.

We worked with the following organisations and/or events in the past: GICOF, WCS, ToC and the walkway.

Cosplay Competition Judges

Introducing our first Cosplay Judge and Guest, Nana Kuronoma! Nana will judge the cosplay contestants for our in-house cosplay competitions as well as our international preliminaries! Nana wrote an introduction about herself for you all.
Introducing our Cosplay Judge and Guest, TrineNK! TrineNK will judge the cosplay contestants for our in-house cosplay competitions and international preliminaries! Here’s what TrineNK has to say to all AnimeCon visitors.
Introducing our Cosplay Judge and Guest, Dova! Dova will judge the cosplay contestants for our in-house cosplay competitions and international preliminaries! Maybe you’ve already met her in 2017, when she was in the Netherlands for the Clara Cow’s Cosplay Cup? Here’s what she has to say to all AnimeCon Visitors:

Cosplay Photography

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.

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