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Cosplay at gamescom 2018

gamescom cosplay village

Bigger, calmer, more comfortable - after last year's onrush a few changes have been made to the cosplay village. The own section for cosplayers is located in Hall 10 in 2018. This not only means more space, but also a more relaxed location.

In addition to attractions such as the cosplay stage or the illustrator's garden, the cosplayers can look forward to professionally manned photo points where they can have photos taken of themselves in their costumes for free. The most impressive cosplays will be awarded great prizes in the scope of the "Daily Cosplay Treat".

There is plenty of opportunity to relax in the numerous seating areas dotted around. Thanks to an own foodservice area directly in the village, thirst and hunger are not a problem anymore either - the ideal place to meet up with other cosplayers and relax.

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

The highlights in the cosplay village

cosplay contest

Transformation under focus!

At gamescom 2018 cosplayers and costumer builders have the opportunity to present their work on the social media stage - and take centre stage during the unique show. Furthermore, there will be attractive prizes in different categories for the winners.

But the costume competition is also a highlight for the jury and the visitors every year - which is why you should definitely plan attending the cosplay contest.

Further information on the cosplay contest 2018 will follow shortly.

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!