It is possible to ride the Nagoya Municipal Subway and the Nagoya Municipal Bus in cosplay in the period comprised between 5 August (Friday) and 7 August (Sunday). Please mind of your surroundings and cover yourselves with an outer garment and make sure that long-shaped accessories and photographing instruments are not a nuisance to other passengers.
There will be changing rooms arranged in the vicinity of the venues. The changing rooms are separate for men and for women, and a paid “Cosplay changing room ticket” is required. Please come to the changing rooms after having purchased a “Cosplay changing room ticket” in advance. Please take into account that “Cosplay changing room tickets” will not be sold on site. Changing clothes outside the changing rooms (in places such as public restrooms) is strictly forbidden.
When taking pictures of cosplayers, please make sure that you have obtained the previous consent of each of the photographed persons. Please check the rules for participation in the events for more details.
The online streaming is expected to be available through YouTube, Niconico live streaming, Facebook Live, Twitch and Locipo.
We are going to host the “WCS Selection” Performance Stage open to the public. Please refer to the page for application for participation at the WCS Collection for more details. In order to appear on stage, it is recommended to have at least an everyday conversation level of Japanese. The reception of entries starts on 23 May.
We are going to host the “WCS Selection” Runway Stage open to the public. Please refer to the page for application for participation at the WCS Collection for more details. In order to appear on stage, it is recommended to have at least an everyday conversation level of Japanese. The reception of entries starts on 23 May.
Please participate in the representative selection rounds that take place in your own country. Depending on the participating country or region, it may be required to go through regional selection rounds. Those who have participated and won their representative selection rounds become the representative cosplayers, and earn the right to participate in the World Cosplay Championship, a tournament to determine the best cosplayers of the world. * In case that it is not clear whether a representative selection round is taking place in your own country, please write to the Executive Office at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org .
How large are the changing rooms? My costume is big, and I am afraid that I couldn’t have space to change.
The space assigned to each person is approximately 1 m × 1 m. If you foresee that this changing space could not be sufficient, please tell it to the reception staff in advance. Also, please acknowledge that other persons may be asked to use the changing room before you in case that it is not possible to secure enough space immediately.
I am not a cosplayer, but the events of the WCS look interesting. Is there any way that I can participate even without being a cosplayer?
Participation is also open to persons who just want to take pictures or view the stage events. A “Participation ticket for photographers” is required for those persons who would like to take pictures at the World Cosplay Summit 2022. Please purchase them in advance. The staff at the reception desk will provide you a proof of participation (a towel). A participation ticket is not required for spectators not in cosplay and for casual passers-by taking some pictures with their smartphones.
Is there something that I must be aware of in order to prevent the spread of covid19 when participating in the events?
Please wear a mask while at the venues, do not shout or speak loudly and keep enough distance with the other participants. Please check the rules for participation in the events.