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Over the years, cosplaying has become one of the most important attractions of Japan Expo Paris, a festival renowned world-wide for being both one of the longest running annual conventions and the best cosplay stage in Europe.

This year, Japan Expo will celebrate its 15th anniversary, and the winner of the DreamHack Bucharest 2014 Cosplay Contest (individual performance) will earn a spot in the International Cosplay Contest at Japan Expo 2014.

Please note! Transportation and accommodation will be covered by the organizers.

DreamHack is about games, high-speed Internet, eSports, international tournaments, enthusiasm, communication, digital culture and entertainment. That and the amazing people you can meet at such events, every single one being extremely passionate about games and digital arts.

Just like the 2013 edition, cosplayers will have free access to DreamHack Bucharest 2014, provided they have an appropriate costume (no, a Teemo Hat does not mean you’re a cosplayer).

Participation in the cosplay contest is not mandatory. YOU CAN COSPLAY DURING THE EVENT WITHOUT REGISTERING IN THE CONTEST!

Registrations for the cosplay contests (individual and group performance) will end on April 7, 2014.

The maximum duration of a cosplay group presentation is 5 minutes.

Cosplay prizes:

First place: The winner of the DreamHack Bucharest 2014 Cosplay Contest (individual performance) will earn a spot in the International Cosplay Contest at Japan Expo 2014.

Second place:

Third place:

Best effort

Most popular cosplayer:  

Group Cosplay: (one for each group member)

There will also be surprises for attending cosplayers from both the organizers and partners

At DreamHack Bucharest 2013,  was ranked 1st among attending cosplayers. Well-known for her inspiration, prowess and great care when making her own costumes, Livia impressed us with her portrayal of Edward Kenway from Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.

Livia’s costume stood above the rest of the pack through its complexity and exemplary craftsmanship. This year, 1st place can be yours! Join us at DreamHack Bucharest 2014!

DreamHack Bucharest 2014 – The Jury

Cosplay Gen – one of the most renowned cosplay publications in the world – has been invited this year to be a part of the Cosplay Contest at DreamHack Bucharest 2014.

As a result, the costumes will be examined by Ruxandra Târcă (Editor-in-Chief), Cristian Botea (Content Coordinator), Paula Vicol (well known for her cosplay) and Ellie from the DreamHack team.

Ruxandra Târcă Cristian Botea Paula Vicol Ellie

The cosplay contest will feature two categories:

  • Individual performance – emphasis will be placed on the costume details.
  • Group performance – the group portrayal on the venue stage will be the main criteria.


  • The Cosplay contest is open to characters from video games, anime, manga, movie or TV series.
  • All contestats must read, accept and follow the Cosplay contest rules outlined below.
  • By registering in the Cosplay contest, all participants give their consent for DreamHack Bucharest to use images with their likeness for promotional purposes via photographs and/or videos.
  • All contestants must submit any relevant video and audio assets by April 7, 2014. Any asset sent after this deadline will not be used on the venue stage.
  • Any contestant who break the DreamHack Bucharest rules of conduct will be disqualified.


  • DreamHack Bucharest 2014 is an event suited for all ages.
  • Offensive language is strictly prohibited – no rasial or sexual references, harsh language, etc
  • Harassment is strictly prohibited
  • All sexually-explicit jokes must have a non-sexual interpretation which is just as evident.
  • Be smart, not rude! If you think you have a costume or presentation which might be risky or offensive, it probably is.
  • If you have any questions regarding the event or costumes, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Cosplay staff via the contact page.
  • You’re allowed to surprise the audience, but not the staff. So no fire, flames, dry ice, wind machines, lasers, liquids or pressurized gases are allowed.
  • Don’t jump on or off the stage – use only the designated entrances and exits.
  • All weapons must be approved by the Cosplay staff first. Pointing weapons at someone other than your cosplay group will not be tolerated. Any actions involving weapons must first be approved by the Cosplay staff.
  • Contestants must not use their time on the venue stage for any political, religious, offensive or other personal actions not connected to their presentation.
  • All decisions made by the Cosplay staff are final.


The Cosplay staff will take both the costume and its presentation into account. Most points will be awarded for the costume’s accuracy. Purchased or commissioned costumes will be disqualified.

The cosplay contest will be held during both days of the event, with the first day including a surprise trial.

  • All contestant will have a small presentation window on stage – up to a minute – during which they can showcase their costume.
  • Each contestant will have a single performance.
  • The Cosplay staff is free to give out as many prizes as possible (more than initially announced)

Individual registration form

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Group registration form

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For each member you must specify the full name / e-mail / phone number / name of the character