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2022/3/10
Convention Participation Regulations (PDF) for representative cosplayers for the World Cosplay Championships are now available.

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WORLD COSPLAY SUMMIT2022

TITLE
WORLD COSPLAY SUMMIT2022 〜20th Anniversary〜
DATES
Saturday, August 6, 2022 - Sunday, August 7, 2022
TIME
TBA
VENUE
Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan (TBA)
CONTENTS
COSPLAY EVENTS, live stages, public participation projects (cosplay runway, performances, etc.)
WORLD COSPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP 2022
- The 「Video Division」 for video work
- The 「Stage Division」 for live action on stage
Two championships will be held this year.

* The 「Stage Division」 will consist of representative teams who can come to Japan.
TICKETS
TBA
HOSTING
World Cosplay Summit Executive Committee
(Ministry of Foreign Affairs | Aichi Prefecture | Nagoya City | Nagoya Convention & Visitors Bureau | Osu Shopping District Alliance | Aichi Television Broadcasting | Central Japan International Airport | WCS)
Last year's website(2021)

WCS20TH ANNIVERSARY
SPECIAL WEBSITE

In commemoration of the 20th anniversary,
the "World Cosplay Summit 20th Anniversary Special Commemorative Website" has been released.

SPECIAL WEBSITE

What's WCS?

What kind of event is the World Cosplay Summit

WCS is an event where "cosplayer" who love Japanese pop culture such as anime, manga, and games gather to create a new form of international and cultural exchange. Cosplayers from all over the world gather in Nagoya City and Aichi Prefecture every year to deepen their exchange. One of the features of this system is that it receives support from local governments, governments, and diplomatic missions overseas.

THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS will be held!!

A historic world convention to determine the world's best cosplayers.

「Video Division」Cosplay performances done through video work

「Video Division」

Cosplay performances done through video work

「Stage Division」Real stage performances by teams who can come to Japan

「Stage Division」

Real stage performances by teams who can come to Japan

This year, two championships will be held!!

The World Cosplay Summit “World Cosplay Championship” is a competition to determine the best cosplayers of the world, started in the WCS of year 2005. In order to visit Nagoya, Japan as representatives, contestants must win the preliminary rounds held by organizers in each country and region that have a partnership with the WCS.
This is a contest with solid evaluation criteria, with the combined score of a character judgement in which costumes are evaluated, and a stage judgement in which the contents of the performance are evaluated, in which every team must provide evidence of the construction process of their costumes and the production of the music, the structure and other elements of their performance, and only those teams that have succeeded in their preliminary rounds can earn the right to show their stage performances also subject to a time limit in the championship.

WCS Alumni

This event produces many talented contestants in each country and region, with those that have participated as representative cosplayers joining the “WCS Alumni” community from the following year, being invited as guests to events related with the WCS and featured in cosplay media, thus making the participation in the WCS a gateway to success and international recognition in the cosplay world.
Last Year's Results

CHAMPIONSHIP Competition Rules

Please see below for this year's CHAMPIONSHIP and tournament rules. (PDF file will be opened.) Please contact the organizer of your country/region for information on preliminary selection and qualifying rounds.
Stage Division Rules

Fundamental principles of the WCS "Cosplaysummitism"

1st principle: [An ever-evolving pop culture festival]

The World Cosplay Summit is a pop culture festival centred around a world competition gathering cosplayers who love works of Japanese manga, anime or videogames, and it shall evolve adopting the changes in the times.

2nd principle: [A bridge to world peace]

The pop culture dealt with at the World Cosplay Summit is a means of communication for the entire humanity and is an important tool for the formation of personality. The World Cosplay Summit has the mission to provide a space of communication, whether physical or online, to all the people who love pop culture, and the purpose to become a bridge to world peace by fostering friendship that can overcome any borders and barriers of race, culture, language or customs.

3rd principle: [Respect to creators and contribution to cultural development]

Cosplay is a manifestation of respect and admiration towards an original work, as well as the essential human feeling of identification with that work. All the people involved in the World Cosplay Summit pay a deep respect to all creators, and wish to protect this place of expression together with them, and contributing to cultural development by doing so.

WCS ORGANIZERS

List of member countries and regions of the World Cosplay Summit

*Alphabetical order as of February 2022

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