Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the One Piece anime! We’re calling all One Piece cosplayers from around the world!

Event Outline

One Piece Cosplay King Grand Prix

One Piece is teaming up with the World Cosplay Summit in celebration of the TV anime series’ 20th anniversary! We’re recruiting a total of 20 cosplayers from around the world for cosplays of the characters that appear in One Piece: 9 characters from the Straw Hat Crew, and 11 other characters! The character that you submit for entry is entirely up to you!

The 20 selected people will appear on the Oasis 21 Stage at the World Cosplay Summit 2019, where one will be chosen as the Grand Prix champion!


Saturday, August 3, 2019


Nagoya, Japan Oasis 21 Special Stage


The main meeting grounds for the World Cosplay Summit, and a landmark of Nagoya. During the WCS event, this place is packed full with cosplayers and spectators.


Entry period

Monday, January 7, 2019 to Saturday, March 30

How to enter

Post a photo to Cosplayers.Global with the hashtag #opcosplayking !!
* You must be a registered user of Cosplayers.Global to upload photos. (Registration is free.)

January 7,
2019 to March 30

Post your works to Cosplayers.Global to apply to the contest.

* You must be a registered user of Cosplayers.Global.

April 2019

Judges will make the selection. Applicants may be asked to provide additional materials, such as additional photos and a personal profile. The number of likes that the submitted photo receives will also be taken into account.

Early May

Those who pass the selection will be contacted individually and told the results of the selection.

August 3, 2019

The final selection will be made at the World Cosplay Summit 2019 on the Oasis 21 Stage

Participation requirements and regulations



This online platform is produced by the “cosplay festival” that gathers cosplayers from around the world, the World Cosplay Summit (WCS). It’s a site where people who share a love for Japanese anime, manga, games, and other pop culture can all connect. The site currently supports 10 languages: Japanese, English, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Thai, Indonesian, and Russian.