The EuroCosplay Championships are comprised of a series of competitions held at partner events held all over the European continent, and the EuroCosplay Championships Final to crown a European Champion at a showcase event held annually at MCM London Comic Con in October.
MCM Comic Con events are the UK’s most exciting pop culture shows. The MCM Comic Con show portfolio boasts nearly 300,000 pop culture fans and cosplayers who flock to events throughout the year in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow.
EuroCosplay selects experienced cosplayers for judges from around the world to ensure solid and impartial judgements. The judges talk to all the participants during the weekend and inspect their costumes first hand so that they can properly assess construction and accuracy. The marking criteria are detailed at length in the rules.
Partner events are free to set the format, rules and criteria of their qualifier with just three basic regulations set by EuroCosplay. This combined with EuroCosplay policy to not interfere with judging at partner events creates the freedom for countries to represent their opinions on what makes great cosplay to everyone. The three simple regulations set by EuroCosplay for all competitions to select Finalists and the official rules can be found on this page.
Qualifying cosplayers receive free admission to MCM London Comic Con for the weekend, as well as having their accommodation and travel costs paid.
Our Basic Regulations
- Regulation One:
Events must select a registered citizen or permanent resident for at least 3 years of the country the event happens in; if the event so chooses they may extend eligibility to registered citizens from neighbouring European countries that do not have a qualifier as well; this must be clear in their advertised rules.
- Regulation Two:
Events must select a representative who will be aged 18 years old or over by the start of London MCM Comic Con where the Final is hosted. For the EuroCosplay Championships 2019 this is the 25th October 2019.
- Regulation Three:
The selected representative must be fairly selected from all eligible people hoping to be selected and not involved with the organisation of any EuroCosplay Partner Events or the EuroCosplay Championships for at least 18 months prior to the selection.