Cosplay Contests 2020

In 2020, 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 1.2, accessible via the passage of Hall 2.2. This is close to the Cosplay District. The Cosplay Contests are among the highlights of FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con!

We have great prizes for the winners, which will now be announced continuously. 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.

The information on the Cosplay Contests in November 2020 will be updated soon.

Thursday 21.5.2020:

FANTASY BASEL Cospaly Contest

Take part:

  • With reservation (register until May, 4th, 2020)
  • National and international participants
  • Category: Solo
  • Performance on stage with or without music (30 sec)

Prices:

1st place:

  • 1x BERNINA L450 Overlocker (worth CHF 895.–)
  • 2x Three-day passes for the FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con 2021
  • Coming soon...

2nd place:

  • 2x Three-day passes for the FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con 2021
  • Coming soon...

3rd place:

Impressions 2019:

Friday 22.5.2020:

Swiss Cosplay Happening – the big catwalk

A joyful happening of the Swiss cosplayers

Take part:

  • With reservation (registration until May, 4th, 2020, limited number of wildcards on site)
  • Swiss cosplayer (living in Switzerland)
  • Category: Solo
  • 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:

  • 1x BERNINA L450 overlocker (worth CHF 895.–)
  • 2x Three-day passes for the FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con 2021
  • Coming soon...

2nd place:

  • 2x Three-day passes for the FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con 2021
  • Coming soon...

Impressions 2019:

Saturday 23.5.2020:

PERFORMANCE Cosplay Contest

The big cosplay finale is all about the thrilling performance. Put your costume in scene and show your audience your cosplay in action!

Take part:

  • With reservation (registration until May 4th, 2020)
  • National and international participants
  • Categories: Solo, Group
  • Performance on stage with music
    (Solo: max 1:30 min, Group: max. 2:30 min)

Prices:

1st place (Solo):

  • 1x BERNINA B335 sewing machine (worth CHF 1'395.–)
  • 2x Three-day passes for the FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con 2021
  • Coming soon...

2nd place:

  • 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 2021
  • One FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con 2020 T-Shirt
  • 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. 

PERFORMANCE Cosplay Contest

It’s all about performance here! Of course, the costume rating (see FANTASY BASEL Cosplay Contest) also plays a role, but the show counts most! Present your character, amaze the jury with a role-playing game, let your robe swirl or your armor jingle! We are already looking forward to a thrilling and unique cosplay experience.

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: May, 4th, 2020.

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 May, 8, 2020. 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.