The DreamHack Hannover Cosplay Championship is an open contest and we sign up first come first serve if the criteria are met via our sign up form.
The competition will take place on a main stage and includes a cosplay catwalk show with a pre-judging session for the participants early on the competition day. One cosplayer on stage at a time, with a time frame of about 30-60 seconds to showcase their cosplay and pose for pictures.
We will present all the participants to music that we select, and showcase the wonderful skill and costumes portrayed in bridging the characters to life. After all participants have been showcased we will invite all the participants on stage again and finally the judges will announce the winners on stage!
Prize pool: 5.000€
Our DreamHack Hannover Jury team will rate costume, applied techniques and stage performance.
There will be a pre-judging session before the event where the judges we choose can come and check out the costumes of the participants one by one where our judges will go over the reference images and ask participants about their techniques used, and see the costume up close.
For the special categories the following criteria are going to apply:
IRL COSPLAY: Only the stage show is rated.
BEST PROP: For this category, a single accessory from an overall cosplay is chosen based on design and technical realisation.
THE NEWCOMER: The winner will be chosen from the participants, who take part in a contest for the first time. All prior mentioned criteria will apply.
JUDGE FAVORIT: This category has no specific winning criteria and is awarded according to the jury’s personal preference
We have a general set of cosplay rules that ensure that we are all working to showcase the kind of cosplayer that makes their own costumes, and wants to show the world what they got! Due to restrictions we ask that you check out all the rules below, and if you have any questions please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
The competition will be a catwalk show showing off your most awesome creation.
We want everyone to stay safe, and we have seen amazing cosplays with amazing weapons at various DreamHacks for all our years. To ensure the safety of all guests we ask that you follow our weapon rules to ensure the safety of all our participants! Please notify the cosplay organizer if any such weapons as listed below will be included in your costume.
Please also check our general Conditions of Participation for more detailed information.