THE WORLD's BIGGEST COSPLAY FESTIVAL
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.