Cosplay Contests 2019

FANTASY BASEL Cosplay Contests 2019

In 2019, cosplay contests will take place on all 3 days with an international jury.
We thank our cosplay partner Bernina for the great support!

The Cosplay Contests take place again on the big stage in Hall 1.1, accessible via the passage of Hall 2.2. This is close to the Cosplay District. In order to have enough time for the cosplay shows, they take place on Friday at 6pm and Sat / Sun at 3pm. The Cosplay Contests are among the highlights of FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con!

We have great prizes for the winners with a prize pool of over CHF 6’000.-! But the most important thing is; have fun and joy, as a cosplayer as well as a spectator!

So that the contests do not last endlessly, the number of participants is limited.

Important information: No weapons that could be confused with real firearms are allowed. More details about it here and here.

We understand cosplay as an art in the gaming and film sector: Advertising figures of products or companies are neither admitted to the contests nor to the FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con in general.

Friday 3.5.2019:

FANTASY BASEL Cospaly Contest

Take part:

  • With reservation (register until April 15, 2019)
  • National and international participants
  • Performance on stage with or without music (30 sec)

Prices:

1st place:

  • 1x BERNINA B335 sewing machine (worth CHF 1'395.–)
  • 1 Medion Gaming chair, anniversary edition worth CHF 398.–
  • 1 Three-day pass for two for the FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con

2nd place:

  • 1 Nintendo Switch console
  • 1 Three-day pass for two for the FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con 2020

3rd place:

Jury:

Coming soon

Special Prize for Cosplay Groups:

The winning group receives per group member:

  • One three-day pass for the FANTASY BASEL –The Swiss Comic Con 2020
  • One FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con 2019 T-Shirt
  • One copy each of the limited special issue of Batman Detective Comics 25

Saturday 4.5.2019:

Swiss Cosplay Happening – the big catwalk

A joyful happening of the Swiss cosplayers

Take part:

  • With reservation (registration until April 15, 2019, limited number of wildcards on site)
  • Swiss cosplayer (living in Switzerland)
  • Performance on stage with or without music (30 sec)
  • Free catwalk for spontaneous cosplayers in the jury break before the award ceremony

Prices:

1st place:

  • 1 BERNINA L450 overlocker (worth CHF 895.–)
  • 1 Three-day pass for two for the FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con 2020

2nd place:

  • 1 Nintendo Switch console
  • 1 Three-day pass for two for the FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con 2020

Jury:

Coming soon

Sunday 5.5.2019:

Nintendo Fan Cosplay Contest

Allowed are all costumes from the Nintendo universe.

Take part:

  • With reservation (registration until April 15, 2019, limited number of wildcards on site)
  • Performance on stage with or without music (30 sec)
  • Free catwalk for spontaneous cosplayers in the jury break before the award ceremony

Prices:

1st place:

  • 1 BERNINA L450 overlocker (worth CHF 895.–)
  • 4 Nintendo Switch games
  • 1 Three-day pass for two for the FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con 2020

2nd place:

  • 1 Nintendo Switch console
  • MEDION® LIFE® P67013 Party Speaker

3rd place:

  • 2 Nintendo Switch games

Jury:

Coming soon

COSPLAY CONTESTS

Will be rated:

FANTASY BASEL Cosplay Contest

The rating is composed of the rating of the costume and the presentation. The criteria which are important at the costume rating are: Tailoring*, Armour*, craftsmanship* and prop commission if existing. All parts are labelled props which complement the cosplay coherently and which can be removed without damaging the Cosplay.

The presentation of the character can be but doesn’t have to be in form of a small roleplay. You can bring your own music for this, if it is of importance to you.

* Only self-made costume parts will be part of the rating. Bought or unworked parts will not be included in the rating.

Swiss Cosplay Happening

Not only the judges decide but also the audience! At the Swiss Cosplay Happening we celebrate the joy about Cosplay! No matter if you present a small show or only want to display your costume – we look forward to a lot of fun on and next to the stage. The Swiss Cosplay communities have a lot to offer and are very active. With the SWISS COSPLAY HAPPENING we want to give all Swiss Cosplayer the opportunity to show the foreign and domestic audience how unique to Swiss Cosplay community is. 

Registration:

Fill out the registration form and send it together with an original picture of your character (not of the cosplay!) to cosplay@fantasybasel.ch.

For own creations, please add a detailed sketch to your registration form. The cosplay of advertising figures is not allowed.

The original picture is a primary criterion for the rating of the similarity. It must show the character completely from the front/back/side.

Please send your refistration to cosplay@fantasybasel.ch

The following minimum requirements apply here: 

  • It must be an official/licensed picture of a marketed product/soon will be marketed product. The product cannot be designed for the participant particularly. Therefore, fan art and similar, for every drawer accessible sources (e.g. www.deviantart.com), are excluded from the contest. This is true for all categories EXCEPT “own creations”.
  • There must be a complete picture of the character (from head to toe) frontal respectively diagonally from the front.
  • The character on the original picture, as well as his clothing, equipment and weapons cannot be changed and should be implemented accordingly.
  • Submission of an additional picture/a collage of specific details of the costume is possible.
  • Submission of a colour reference card is possible. To avoid any colour deviation due to monitor, it can be printed out and brought along.
  • With groups, every single participant must hand in all the required material/forms.

Registration deadline: 15. April 2019.

Please add to your registration, what days you will be present at the FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con. We will make a preselection using the data you handed in and then inform the qualified cosplayers about further steps – we will announce the selected cosplayers on the 23rd of April 2019. Furthermore, our scouts at the Festival will be handing out “Wild Cards”. At the event, our international jury will be rating the cosplayers backstage. The award ceremony will take place on the big stage (short shows possible). Please send your audio file together with your registration form (videos not possible). Cosplayers without their own music will be accompanied by neutral background music. All contestants get to go on the stage for the award ceremony.