Cosplay Contest 2023

The Cosplay Contest belongs to our conventions as well as the Cosplayer. For many cosplayers and guests, as well as for the fair, it is one of the crowning highlights. For months cosplayers prepare themselves for the spectacle. They work day and night on their costumes, sometimes they even do the last steps until shortly before the contest, to present it minutes later to hundreds or thousands of spectators as part of the great show.

The cosplayer takes the audience for a short moment into another world, together with the appropriate music and performance, it breathes life into characters we usually only know from movies, series, games or comics. It doesn't matter whether you faithfully transpose the character or leave room for your own interpretation.

The best cosplayers can look forward to exciting prizes, collected by various sponsors who are well known in the scene. A reward for the work and effort a cosplayer has invested in his costume.

It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or advanced, thanks to different categories and a professional jury that is familiar with the scene itself, every participant has the same chances.



Hydra Forge presents the Cosplay Contests.

You will have the opportunity to present your costumes in several competitions.

The contest will take place on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. on the stage in the atrium (east entrance area).

Short summary

Performance duration:
Individual participants: 30 seconds at your disposal
Groups: 60 seconds at your disposal

Music + Audio: Own pieces of music: You may submit your own music (more information will be given after registration)
Microphone: If you need a microphone, please mention this in your registration, but at the latest when we contact you afterwards. We will then check if it is possible to realize this as you wish.

Props: Only props that are directly related to the costume may be used!

Wins: We will announce the winnings for the individual placements on our Facebook page ( as soon as possible.

Pre-judging: No pre-judging is currently planned. However, we reserve the right to organize one, should the number of participants make it necessary.

Answer: Immediately after your registration you will receive an automatic email, which is mainly used to confirm your registration. In addition, this email will also contain information about the further procedure. A few days later we will contact you personally to clarify further details. So please check your spam folder from time to time so that you don't miss our answer.
After filling out the registration form, we will check your registration and confirm it in writing if it is accepted. You need a valid CCON | COMIC CON STUTTGART 2024 ticket. You have to buy this ticket in our Ticket-Shop


Registrations for the Cosplay Contest 2024 are not yet possible.

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