Welcome to the

Winter Cosplay Championship

where the best Cosplayers in the USA take to the stage!

The Winter Cosplay Championship is multiple craftsmanship and/or performance competitions open to cosplay soloists, pairs, and groups of up to four competitors. Winners will be awarded national and/or international trip awards, including two brand new events for the United States.

Prizes & Awards

We are thrilled to announce that the 2023 WCC will consist of qualifying rounds for:

Nordic Cosplay Championship Team USA
NärCon Sommar
Linköping, Sweden

Gyeonggi International Cosplay Festival
South Korea

CosFest Singapore
Featured Guest

The Extreme Cosplay Gathering
Japan Expo
Paris, France

HolMat Cultural Cosplay Exchange Program
Manga Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Prizes & Awards

We are thrilled to announce that the 2023 WCC will consist of qualifying rounds for:

Cultural Exchange Cosplay Program

Manga Barcelona | Barcelona, Spain

Winners of this contest will receive a trip to attend a cosplay event in another country – Flights, badges, and hotel stay- to experience cosplay culture outside the United States and meet other cosplayers from around the world.

This year’s Cultural Exchange will be with Barcelona, Spain, and a trip to experience the Manga Barcelona 2024.

Nordic Cosplay Championship (NCC)

NärCon Sommar 2024 | Linköping, Sweden

Held at NärCon Sommar in Linköping, Sweden, the NCC is a unique contest which has been held annually since 2012. This year, the United States will participate as a full competitor, eligible for all prizes.

A contest for solo competitors with a breakdown of 50% Craftsmanship & 50% Performance which returns to Holiday Matsuri 2023 to select Team USA 2024!

Extreme Cosplay Gathering  (ECG) Season 12

Japan Expo | Paris, France

For the first time since its creation, the United States will have the opportunity to participate in this incredible craft and performance competition! The Extreme Cosplay Gathering (ECG) is a contest for soloists, duos, and trios (with the option of a stage ninja) or a team of four (with no stage ninja). This contest is 50% craftsmanship and 50% performance.

The winners will travel to Japan Expo in Paris, France to represent the United States!

Gyeonggi International Cosplay Festival

GICOF | Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea

A Craftsmanship and Performance Competition for pairs of cosplayers! The winning team will become GICOF Team USA 2024 and travel to South Korea to represent the United States at the Annual Gyeonggi International Cosplay Festival. Craftsmanship will comprise 30% of the overall score and performance will comprise 70% of the overall score for this contest.

CosFest Singapore

WCC’s Craftsmanship only competition now has a prize for both a solo and a pair entry! Competitors will be judged only on their craftsmanship and have the option to showcase their costume in a walk-on across our WCC stage.

Winners of this contest will travel to Singapore to participate as a featured guest in one of Singapore Cosplay Club’s many events. Flights, badges, and hotel stay are included to experience a prize unlike any other!

2022 Winners

GICOF – Team USA 2023

Kaye Cosplay & Pewter Fox

NCC – Team USA 2023

Sarah Spaceman

WCS | Cosplay Cultural Exchange

Chiefy Creates & LyoNaka

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