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8.7(SAT) - 8.8(SUN)


time left until launching We are currently working on a brand new website. stay tuned!


The cosplay festival starts again!!

The World Cosplay Summit is going to be held on the 7th (Saturday) and 8th (Sunday) of August 2021, in the form of the "World Cosplay Championship Video Division" and cosplay events centered around the venue of Oasis 21, in Nagoya.
Let's enjoy cosplay, in a real event and also online!


7 (Sat) and 8 (Sun) August 2021 * Detailed schedule TBA
REALCosplay events (photo shootings, stage events and more)
ONLINEWorld Cosplay Championship Video Division
REALOasis 21 and others
ONLINE(Streaming platform)COMING SOON
World Cosplay Summit Executive Committee
(Ministry of Foreign Affairs | Aichi Prefecture | Nagoya City | Nagoya Convention & Visitors Bureau | Osu Shopping District Alliance | Aichi Television Broadcasting | WCS)



WCS is an event where "cosplayer" who love Japanese pop culture such as anime, manga, and games gather to create a new form of international and cultural exchange.Cosplayers from all over the world gather in Nagoya City and Aichi Prefecture every year to deepen their exchange. One of the features of this system is that it receives support from local governments, governments, and diplomatic missions overseas.


One of the main venues of WCS.Complex multi-level park with the theme of "Space ship Aqua" the symbol of the park is lit up at night and is a popular photo spot both in Japan and abroad throughout the year. Visitors enjoy photoshooting the magical atmosphere created by lighting displays. About 300,000 people gather during WCS.

What's World Cosplay Championship!

"World Cosplay Championship" started in WCS 2005, competition to determine the best cosplayer in the world of that year. To visit Nagoya and Japan as representatives, all participants have to win through preliminary round organized by national and regional organizers who have partnerships with WCS. The representative cosplayers are called " WCS Alumni" from the following year, and they participate in events related to WCS as guests and are introduced on cosplay media, so participation in the WCS main competition can be said to be a gateway to success for cosplayers.。


What is the World Cosplay Championship Video Division?

It will be a competition to determine the best cosplayers in the world, the grand champions in a contest of cosplay video entries filmed and edited by the representative cosplayers selected at each country and region, which will be judged at the stage of Oasis 21, in Nagoya, on the 7th (Saturday) and 8th (Sunday) of August 2021. This tournament will be streamed online.
The representative cosplayers from all around the world will not be coming to Japan this year, but we request your kind understanding, as we are looking forward to the celebration of the regular event with the presence of the international representatives in Japan in 2022.

To those persons who wish to represent their country or region at the World Cosplay Summit 2021

The participation in the "World Cosplay Championship Video Division" is open to teams composed of two representative cosplayers selected in national preliminaries held in countries and regions participating in the World Cosplay Summit.

· The procedure to select the representative cosplayers differs depending on the country or region, so please contact with the corresponding organizers for inquiries on details regarding the national preliminaries. (These are expected to take place roughly between February and June)
· The basic rules are the same as in the World Cosplay Championship so far, and participants shall submit a video entry of a cosplay performance with a maximum length of 2 minutes and 30 seconds, wearing costumes made by themselves.
· The detailed rules of the "World Cosplay Championship Video Division" will be announced before the end of February.
· The final deadline for the submission of the video entries to be presented from each representative team is expected to be around the end of June.

List and links of partner country and regions (events)

To participate in the World Cosplay Championship Video Division.

List of Partner country and Regions

The list of member countries and Regions of the World Cosplay Summit 2020 is here. *As of December 2020

Australia | Austria | Belgium | Brazil | Bulgaria | Canada | Chile | China | Colombia | Denmark | Finland | France | Germany | Hong Kong | India | Indonesia | Israel | Italy | Japan | Latvia | Mexico | Myanmar | Netherlands | Philippines | Portugal | Russia | Saudi Arabia | South Africa | South Korea | Spain | Sweden | Switzerland | Taiwan | Thailand | Trinidad and Tobago | Ukraine | United States of America | United Arab Emirates | United Kingdom | Vetnam


Past Championships, etc.


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