gamescom: 21.–25.08.2018 for all: 22.–25.08.2018

Cosplay at gamescom 2018

gamescom cosplay village

The move of the cosplay village to Hall 10.2 and the associated expansion was a complete success in 2017 and will therefore be maintained, as will the gastronomic offer and the many opportunities for relaxation and lingering.

The popular cosplay stage remains the heart of the cosplay village, the illustrator's garden is rectified into a drawing alley and we are planning professional photo points again this year, where you can have your photos taken with or without cosplay in elaborate cinematic decorations free of charge.

In addition, we are currently working on a few surprises and innovations to make cosplay village 2018 even more interactive and exciting.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

Applicate for gamescom cosplay contest!

You think that you have the best costume of gamescom. Then apply now for the cosplay contest! A great experience and amazing prizes await you!

Applicate for cosplay contest

Costume design rules

There are going to be selected entrances with trained security personnel for cosplayers at gamescom. So, in case you are uncertain about your requisites, you are welcome to have them checked.

Further information on the costume provisions can be found here (.pdf)

The highlights in the cosplay village

gamescom cosplay contest powered by HYDRAFORGE

Transformation in focus!

On Saturday between 1:00–3:00 p.m. Cosplayer and crafter show their work on the social media stage. They are the focus and they present themselves in a unique show. Great prices wait in various categories for the winners.

The cosplay contest is a highlight for all people involved, the participants, the jury and the audience and thus creates a programm duty!

Illustrators' Garden

Meet up with talented Mangaka and illustrators in the illustrators' garden. Some of the most popular and most well-known representatives of the German illustrator scene will get together here so that you can engage in an exchange with them and learn from them.

cosplay stage

You can look forward to the full spectrum of cosplay show acts, competitions and campaigns on the cosplay stage! Here you can present your cosplays and let yourself be entertained by cool show groups from the scene. Look forward to great dance performances, amusing shows and breath-taking cosplays!

Photo points

A dream for every cosplayer: In three different themed worlds, you can have professional photos taken of your cosplays under ideal conditions and have creative group shootings taken.

AJ Designs

The creations of AJ Design are an absolute cosplay highlight. They will not only stun everyone with impressive Iron Man cosplays, they are also bringing along a Ford Mustang that has been converted into a transformer. Rating: Worth seeing!


You are too shy to get to know other cosplayers and gamers? No problem! You can simply take part in our meet-the-people and get to know new friends as easy as child's play. You simply have to pick up a number from our info point on-site and display it well-visibly during your visit to the trade fair. In this way, all of the gamescom visitors interested can write messages to you - and you can easily come into contact with other cosplayers.

Daily Cosplay Treat

Your cosplay is particularly elaborate, funny or stands out from the crowds in some other manner? Then you can take part in the Daily Cosplay Treat and win fantastic prizes!

Ticket for private visitors

Ticket for private visitors

Buy your ticket for gamescom in our Ticket-Shop!