Gamescom 2023: Cosplay Contest | List of Judges & Categories

Gamescom 2023: Cosplay Contest | List of Judges & Categories

Get ready to see your favorite characters brought to life on August 26, 2023, at the Gamescom Cosplay Contest powered by MINI. This grand extravaganza provides a platform for all the cosplayers out there to showcase their talent for meticulously crafted costumes, makeup, and imaginative interpretations of fan-favorite characters. Set against the backdrop of the lively cosplay village stage, this year’s contest also promises a breathtaking display of creativity and innovation. Check out the panel of expert judges in the Gamescom 2023 Cosplay Contest as the passionate audience prepare for an enthralling display of cosplayers in their unique costume concepts.

Gamescom 2023: Cosplay Contest

Categories

  • Best Costume (first to third place): Cosplayers get to unleash and showcase their talent of craftsmanship and embody their chosen character like never before.
  • Best Dress: This category celebrates stunning dresses that capture the essence of beloved figures. Cosplayers get to showcase the elegance and beauty of their favorite characters.
  • Best Built: From armor to weapons, this category is all about the art of construction. It’s all about displaying their talent in bringing intricate designs and props to life.
  • Fan Favorite: Let the audience decide! Cosplayers rally their supporters and compete for the title of Fan Favorite, determined by the votes of the community.

Vote for your favorite cosplayer here.

Prizes

The thrill of the contest isn’t just about the spotlight—it’s about the fantastic prizes that await the champions of creativity in each category.

1. Best Costume

  • Best Costume – 1st Place
    • VIP Weekend in Munich – powered by MINI (September 2-3, 2023)
    • 500 € Amazon Voucher
    • VOX Giulietta E Guitar VGA 3PS Transparent Red
    • Meta Quest 2
    • 150 € cosplayshop.be Voucher
    • 250 € KauPro Voucher (for materials)
    • DREMEL® Package (Lite + VersaTip + GlueGun)
  • Best Costume – 2nd Place
    • 100 € Amazon Voucher
    • KORG NC-Q1 Black Smart Noise Cancelling Headphones
    • 100 € cosplayshop.be Voucher
    • 150 € KauPro Voucher (for materials)
    • DREMEL® Package (Stylo + GlueGun 930)
  • Best Costume – 3rd Place
    • 100 € Amazon Voucher
    • KORG NC-Q1 White Smart Noise Cancelling Headphones
    • 80 € cosplayshop.be Voucher
    • 100 € KauPro Voucher (for materials)
    • DREMEL® Package (Stylo)

2. Best Dress

    • VIP Weekend in Munich – powered by MINI (September 2-3, 2023)
    • 150 € Amazon Voucher
    • VOX Mark III Mini Aqua Green
    • Meta Quest 2
    • 50 € cosplayshop.be Voucher

3. Best Built

    • VIP Weekend in Munich – powered by MINI (September 2-3, 2023)
    • 150 € Amazon Voucher
    • VOX Mark III Mini Marble
    • Meta Quest 2
    • 50 € cosplayshop.be Voucher

4. Fan Favorite

    • 250 € Prize Money

Meet the Judges of Gamescom 2023: Cosplay Contest

This year’s panel of judges has the challenging task of selecting the standout cosplayers for each category. Let’s take a look at the talented jury members themselves:

  • Eden Craft: A seasoned cosplayer from Bocholt, Eden Craft has passionately crafted over 100 intricate costumes inspired by comics, manga, and games. She’s known for her expertise in working with various materials, from thermoplastics to foam.

Gamescom 2023: Cosplay Contest | List of Judges & Categories

  • DinoshopNerdstuff: The dynamic duo Marco (lorenzovonmatterhorn587) and Anja (keksbikini) specialize in creating detailed costumes and props using 3D printing technology. Their experience extends to prop-making, photobooth construction, and more.

Gamescom 2023: Cosplay Contest | List of Judges & Categories

  • mr.pool_cosplay: A prominent presence on TikTok, YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook, mr.pool_cosplay is excited to join the judging panel.

Gamescom 2023: Cosplay Contest | List of Judges & Categories

  • Maul Cosplay: Ben, widely recognized as one of the world’s leading male cosplayers, has turned his passion into a profession. With a focus on authenticity and attention to detail, he’s known for portraying iconic characters from various media.

Maul Cosplay

  • Aria Addams – Cosplay Contest Host: Aria Addams, a recognizable name from “Queen of Drags,” brings her charm and humor to the role of contest host. Her engaging presence adds an extra layer of excitement to the event.

Aria Addams - Cosplay Contest Host

Finalists of the Gamescom 2023: Cosplay Contest

Here’s a look at the talented cosplayers who have made it to the finals of this year’s contest:

Name
Altaya Cosplay
AngieV
Black.ozz
Criimson Cosplay
Dragoon Cos
Freitagfotografie
Funzkopf
Hitsugi Cosplay
Inquisitorcrafts
Jamesgetsspooky
Jemisverse
Jessie
kiraaramec
Lightwingcosplay
Luckonlul
Mauscosplay
Maxiicosplay
nimsaya.cos
Pockyy Neko Cosplay
Raimundcosplay
Ryu
salvagecosplay
Shrelya
Usagichii
Vampirfranzi
Wahsner Chantal
WIP Caratcosplay
WIP Coffe Owl Cosplay
WIP Lady Arthas
WIP Sub Sownik Cosplay

Cosplay Finalists

The Cosplay Community Comes Together

What makes the Gamescom cosplay contest truly special? It’s not just about the costumes; it’s about the togetherness. This is the place where cosplayers unite, sharing their passion for pop culture and creativity. It’s a platform to exchange ideas, seek advice from experienced cosplayers, reconnect with old friends, and forge new connections.

Gamescom 2023: Cosplay Contest | List of Judges & Categories


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