Cosplay - READY, SET, GLUE!

Welcome to the heart of the cosplay community!

Experience how your favorite characters become reality and come alive with a lot of creativity, heart and soul. Take a photo at the meet&greet, check out the best cosplay in the competition and meet Special Guests from the national and international Community.

Compete: Show us what you can create and join your fellow crafters! Cosplay is an art form full of passion and dedication, and we want to showcase all your hard work. There will be a contest in different categories. More information will follow soon on this page! Stay tuned.

Cosplay Village

Here you can find entertainment & cool cosplayers, as well as a place to relax or fix your cosplay. Get ready for the cosplay contest, take photos at our photo walls or enjoy the exhibitors. No matter if you are a cosplayer, photographer or casual visitor, join the World of Cosplay!

Special Admission

We offer some special features for cosplayers: free entry for cosplay contest participants, relax areas, fast lane check-in (incl. weapon and costume check) and much more. The registration will start soon.

Cosplay Contest

We will hold a competition with different categories. There will also be thematic priorities. The jury will judge the best costumes. The prize money and rules will be announced soon. We're already celebrating the Cosplayer Parade!

Meet & Greet

Meet the community face to face! Whether you're a casual visitor or a cosplayer, you can meet, connect and make new friends in RL at the Cosplay Village! Use the time to network.

Special Guests

The pros of the hot glue worlds, up close and in color! In the new Cosplay Village at DreamHack, the ultimate professionals of Cosplay are waiting for you. Exchange ideas, get tips, take photos together or collect an autograph or two!

Changing rooms

We all have experienced it. The hotel room is too small, you didn't have time to get ready or it's raining outside. That's exactly why we have the Cosplay Village dressing rooms. Here you can get ready in calm or refresh the cosplay!

Dreamhac Hannover 2022 Cosplay Contest

Hype description

Cosplay Show

Questions?

If you still have questions, please feel free to contact:

cosplay@dreamhack-hannover.de 

How to Join

Schedule

04.10.

Sign ups Start

TBD

Sign ups close

TBD

Finalists Chosen

TBD

Competition on Stage

Categories

Best Craft (Top 3)

This cosplayer embodies their character through and through. If you are a pure representation of your character ripped right from the pages of the manga they are drawn from, the animation cells it was made in, and you and your costume represent the life essence of the character, you will win the Best in Show category. This award goes to the person that brings their character to life in the real world.

1st2.000€

2nd1.000€

3rd500€

IRL Cosplay

This cosplayer embodies their character through and through. If you are a pure representation of your character ripped right from the pages of the manga they are drawn from, the animation cells it was made in, and you and your costume represent the life essence of the character, you will win the Best in Show category. This award goes to the person that brings their character to life in the real world.

1st500€

Best Prop

Put together an awesome prop, something that stands out, lights up, or does something even more magical than we could ever imagine. Props are generally the objects you create in addition to your costume, that bring substance to your persona!

1st500€

The Newcomer

For people that have joined in for their very first (or one of their very first cosplay events) we offer the DreamHack Hannover Newcomer Award. Given to the cosplayer that is just starting out, and to help bridge the gap between seasoned veterans, and those just wanting to start off in the scene. Cosplay is for everyone!

1st200€

Judge Favorite

Each of our amazing judges will select one cosplayer they can shout out, and give a special award from them. They will select them on their own and can choose to celebrate whatever item, costume piece, or cosplayer they want.

3x100€

Judges

Tine Marie Riis

- HIERZU WÜRDE ICH ALLAN NACH INPUT FRAGEN

Tine Marie has been cosplaying from the wonderful mountains of Norway since 2009. With her love of games, especially Legend of Zelda, League of Legends, WoW, and Dota 2 she has brought some amazing characters to life with her cosplays. We have seen Tine portray what feels like thousands of characters to perfection and we absolutely love how committed she is to getting her characters right.

Tine has worked with so many different cosplay projects including the first iteration of ICONIC with our Nordic competition and had an immeasurable effect on how cosplay has been portrayed in the Nordics along with the entire scene. Watching her projects has always filled us with joy. We look forward to having Tine shed light with her experience on the cosplays we are to encounter on ICONIC yet again!

Photo: Jacobcr2

Tine Marie Riis

- HIERZU WÜRDE ICH ALLAN NACH INPUT FRAGEN

Tine Marie has been cosplaying from the wonderful mountains of Norway since 2009. With her love of games, especially Legend of Zelda, League of Legends, WoW, and Dota 2 she has brought some amazing characters to life with her cosplays. We have seen Tine portray what feels like thousands of characters to perfection and we absolutely love how committed she is to getting her characters right.

Tine has worked with so many different cosplay projects including the first iteration of ICONIC with our Nordic competition and had an immeasurable effect on how cosplay has been portrayed in the Nordics along with the entire scene. Watching her projects has always filled us with joy. We look forward to having Tine shed light with her experience on the cosplays we are to encounter on ICONIC yet again!

Photo: Jacobcr2

Tine Marie Riis

- HIERZU WÜRDE ICH ALLAN NACH INPUT FRAGEN

Tine Marie has been cosplaying from the wonderful mountains of Norway since 2009. With her love of games, especially Legend of Zelda, League of Legends, WoW, and Dota 2 she has brought some amazing characters to life with her cosplays. We have seen Tine portray what feels like thousands of characters to perfection and we absolutely love how committed she is to getting her characters right.

Tine has worked with so many different cosplay projects including the first iteration of ICONIC with our Nordic competition and had an immeasurable effect on how cosplay has been portrayed in the Nordics along with the entire scene. Watching her projects has always filled us with joy. We look forward to having Tine shed light with her experience on the cosplays we are to encounter on ICONIC yet again!

Photo: Jacobcr2

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