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gamescom cosplay contest presented by HYDRAFORGE

Get ready : The winners of the big gamescom cosplay contest powered by HYDRAFORGE have been announced!

In three different categories, cosplayers* from all over the world took part in the cosplay contest with their costumes and thus had the chance to win one of the great prizes: As usual, an expert jury evaluated the costumes, gave their ratings stream and then awarded the prizes to the lucky winners.

From the 30 finalists, the jury has now selected the lucky winners in three categories and awarded 5 prizes:

  1. Best Costume, 1st to 3rd place
  2. Best Built with your own costume
  3. Best Dress

And the winner is...

  • 1. Place Best Costume: "Oshley Cosplay" - as Queen Anduin Wrynn from World of Warcraft, from Switzerland
  • 2. Place Best Costume: "Raheega Cosplay" - as Valkyrie Kara from God of War 4, from Switzerland
  • 3. Place Best Costume: "Piece of Cake Cosplay" - as Grey Warden from Dragon Age, from Italy
  • Best Built: "Margaret Cosplay" - as Darth Maladi (Fanart) from Star Wars Universe/Star Wars Legacy Comics, from Poland
  • Best Dress: "Wrightbeatcosplay" - as Maria from Assassins Creed Film, from Russia

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Our winners can look forward to great prizes:

1. Prize Best Costume:

  • gamescom Hoodie from gamescomwear
  • gamescom Ticket for 2021
  • 150 € Voucher for Cosplayshop.be
  • 300 € Voucher for Medimax
  • 750 € Award Money

2. Prize Best Costume:

  • gamescom Hoodie from gamescomwear
  • gamescom Ticket for 2021
  • 120 € Voucher for Cosplayshop.be
  • Workshop at Hydra Forge
  • 250 € Award Money

3. Prize Best Costume:

  • gamescom Hoodie from gamescomwear
  • gamescom Ticket for 2021
  • 80 € Voucher for Cosplayshop.be
  • 150 € Award Money

Best Dress:

  • gamescom Hoodie from gamescomwear
  • gamescom Ticket for 2021
  • 80 € Voucher for Cosplayshop.be
  • 100 € Award Money

Best Built:

  • gamescom Hoodie from gamescomwear
  • gamescom Ticket for 2021
  • 80 € Voucher for Cosplayshop.be
  • 100 € Award Money

These were the 30 finalists

Judges and Host of the gamescom cosplay contest 2020

This was no easy task for our jury. From the fantastic 30 finalists, they nevertheless selected those who deserved the top places in the categories Best Costume, Best Dress and Best Built at the gamescom cosplay contest 2020.

On 30th August 2020 you could watch the stream on gamescom now at the Best of Show, where the winners were honoured. We think the jury of experts mastered this difficult challenge brilliantly.

May we introduce our Judges:

KADart Cosplay

© The Companion

“Since 2014 I have been practicing Cosplay as a passionate hobby with a focus on tailoring, fabrics as well as handmade props and armor. My enthusiasm for the craft led me to start a course of study in costume design three years ago.

Meanwhile I cooperate with international theatres, state operas, film crews as well as game studios to realize the visual dramaturgy of the costumes.

My biggest aim is to gain as many new experiences and perspectives as possible and I hope that the participants of this competition will enrich each other and us with many inspirations”

Bakka Cosplay

© eosAndy

© eosAndy

Florence 'bakka' (33) has been a German-French hobby cosplayer since 2005 and became a make-up artist through Cosplay in 2013. After many years of creating, she automatically grew into professional wig making, after completing her diploma and master in (video/design/illustration) art in France.

Her biggest and most viral project "Junkrat" (2016) with smoking, glowing and moving costume parts, let her grow artistically and internationally.

Always in search of exceptional projects and challenges in each project, she loves to surprise spectators and to incorporate many details: meticulous painting, smoke, smell, working and moving costume parts, hidden fun facts, etc...

Andreas Bauer (AJ Designs)

Andreas Bauer (AJ Designs)

Andreas Bauer (AJ Designs)

This year again we have Andy (AJ Designs) as a Judge. Many of you know him rather as transformer or the Gamesbot. If you want special effects, Andy is in charge.

Our Hosts

The German-American team led through the show and presented our 30 finalists of the gamescom cosplay contest. They were as excited as you to find out which costumes will win the race in the categories Best Costume, Best Dress and Best Built.

Mháire Stritter from Orkenspalter TV

Miranda Sanchez from IGN