- Convention Participation Regulations (PDF) for representative cosplayers for the World Cosplay Championships are now available.
- WORLD COSPLAY SUMMIT2022 〜20th Anniversary〜
- Saturday, August 6, 2022 - Sunday, August 7, 2022
- Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan (TBA)
- COSPLAY EVENTS, live stages, public participation projects (cosplay runway, performances, etc.)
WORLD COSPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP 2022
- The 「Video Division」 for video work
- The 「Stage Division」 for live action on stage
Two championships will be held this year.
* The 「Stage Division」 will consist of representative teams who can come to Japan.
- World Cosplay Summit Executive Committee
(Ministry of Foreign Affairs | Aichi Prefecture | Nagoya City | Nagoya Convention & Visitors Bureau | Osu Shopping District Alliance | Aichi Television Broadcasting | Central Japan International Airport | WCS)
In commemoration of the 20th anniversary,
the "World Cosplay Summit 20th Anniversary Special Commemorative Website" has been released.
What kind of event is the World Cosplay Summit
THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS will be held!!
A historic world convention to determine the world's best cosplayers.
Cosplay performances done through video work
Real stage performances by teams who can come to Japan
This year, two championships will be held!!
This is a contest with solid evaluation criteria, with the combined score of a character judgement in which costumes are evaluated, and a stage judgement in which the contents of the performance are evaluated, in which every team must provide evidence of the construction process of their costumes and the production of the music, the structure and other elements of their performance, and only those teams that have succeeded in their preliminary rounds can earn the right to show their stage performances also subject to a time limit in the championship.
WCS AlumniThis event produces many talented contestants in each country and region, with those that have participated as representative cosplayers joining the “WCS Alumni” community from the following year, being invited as guests to events related with the WCS and featured in cosplay media, thus making the participation in the WCS a gateway to success and international recognition in the cosplay world.
CHAMPIONSHIP Competition Rules
Fundamental principles of the WCS "Cosplaysummitism"
1st principle: [An ever-evolving pop culture festival]
2nd principle: [A bridge to world peace]
3rd principle: [Respect to creators and contribution to cultural development]
List of member countries and regions of the World Cosplay Summit
*Alphabetical order as of February 2022
2022 Preliminary trailer
COMING SOONOfficial Youtube Channel