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gamescom asia Cosplay Runway Competition

Organised in collaboration with Neo Tokyo Project, the gamescom asia Cosplay Runway Competition is your chance to dress to impress in your best cosplay costume from any game title! Join us on stage in our runway contest, with numerous prizes to be won.

The cut-off date for registration is 16 Aug 2024, so do register early to avoid disappointment.

A. Eligibility

This contest is open to any cosplayer who preregisters, regardless of nationality or country of origin. gamescom asia 2024 staff and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate in this competition.

Pre-registration for this competition is a MUST. As there are only a limited number of places available, do register early to avoid disappointment.

B. Competition Rules & Regulations

  1. Characters cosplayed MUST be from any game on the PC, Console, hand-held game device or mobile device.
  2. You must provide the title of the game, the name of the character(s), and reasonably good quality, full length images of the character(s) you intend to cosplay for the runway. The image(s) WILL be used as reference images during pre-judging.
  3. Costumes and props entered for this competition should be mostly handmade (with the exception of footwear and auxiliary items like wigs, contact lenses etc.) to qualify for the Judge’s Choice or Artisan Award.
  4. Cosplayers with commercially purchased costumes and props may participate, but will only be eligible for the Character Award.
  5. You will be required to provide images or video clips of your build process during pre-judging if you are submitting a handmade costume and props.
  6. Contestants will each be given up to 2 minutes on stage to strut and pose, to act in character, and to impress the judges.
  7. The usage of confetti, fire effects, smoke effects, party poppers, pyrotechnics, or liquids on stage or as gimmicks in your costume and props are strictly NOT allowed.
  8. gamescom asia reserves the right to use any images, video clips, audio clips and footage of any participant’s costume and performance with impunity and for promotional purposes, and retains these rights before, during and after the competition.
  9. Any infringement or failure to comply with the rules and regulations will result in immediate disqualification from the competition.

C. Judging Criteria

Costume Accuracy: 35%
Craftsmanship: 35%
Portrayal: 20%
Special Effects: 10%

D. Convention Entry for Successful Applicants

Shortlisted contestants are eligible for a pair of entry passes to gamescom asia on 19 Oct 2024 (the date of the competition). These passes, which are for you and an assistant/handler, will be issued on site at the venue.

Other Terms & Details

Contact: This cosplay competition is curated by Neo Tokyo Project. Please send any enquiries to Neo Tokyo Project at

Disclaimer: The organizers of gamescom asia and Neo Tokyo Project reserve the right to change the rules and regulations of this competition at any time.

Personal Data Protection Policy

By applying for this contest and providing your personal information, you consent to us retaining your particulars and using this information for the purpose of any gamescom asia Cosplay Runway Competition related communications. We do not share your information with any third parties in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA).

Not participating in the competition but still planning to come to gamescom asia in your finest cosplay?

Check out our Cosplay Guidelines here.

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