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.
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 winning group receives per group member:
1st place: Capuozzo
2nd place: Polygon Forge
3rd place: Like Linda
Group: Sunnyma Cosplay, Chris von Doppelkah Entertainment & Essi
A joyful happening of the Swiss cosplayers
1st place: Tania Sofia de Andrade
2nd place: K5
Group: Nexus Schmiede
Allowed are all costumes from the Nintendo universe (Character playable on Nintendo console).
1st place: Secret Geek
2nd place: Anna Sora
3rd place: NerdishCosplay
Group: Twenyn Cosplay & Noseplay
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.
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.
Fill out the registration form and send it together with an original picture of your character (not of the cosplay!) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
The following minimum requirements apply here:
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.