Have you ever had the chance to come across Naruto, Piccolo, or Sailor Moon at the corner of an alley? Never?! Then, Japan Expo is a dream opportunity to get surrounded by your favorite heroes!
On the Ichigo stage
Whether you want to be part of it or attend the shows as a mere viewer, the most breathtaking cosplay contests are awaiting you!
With the European Cosplay Gathering, the Ichigo stage is welcoming the best of European cosplay. The entrants representing 13 European countries perform on stage for the finals to win this big contest. An amazing show that many attendees attend every year! Japan Expo also hosts the European Cosplay Gathering French selections which are the beginning of every new ECG season.
With one cosplay show per day, the Ichigo stage also hosts two Cosplay Shows, so that the attendees can enjoy great cosplay everyday, admire their outstanding costumes, and get stunned at their performances.
In the alleys and the Kitsune stage
Cosplay is also an amateur hobby and everyone can cosplay if they wish so, and stroll along the illuminated and colored alleys of the festival, to allow all the attendees to enjoy this happy celebration where all kinds of characters get together.
And they also have a dedicated stage: the Kitsune stage, the kingdom of free cosplay! You can come on stage in your costume and parade if you like and as you like. No stress, no competition, it’s all about fun.
Come join the cosplay phenomenon!
Workshops & activities
At Japan Expo, many associations organize loads of activities, among which cosplay activities such as costume and armor exhibits, sewing, makeup, or role play workshops, to help you take your first steps as a cosplayer.
The festival cosplay guests and experienced cosplayers also share their techniques during workshops open to all those who wish to have a try at cosplay or to improve their skills.
Registering for Cosplay Shows
- You must register to enter the Cosplay Shows.
- Registrations are open in the weeks prior to Japan Expo, usually in May: follow the news on our website to get the information.
- Need help? More information? Ask the EPIC cosplay team on their facebook page: facebook.com/epicassociation.
Cosplay changing rooms
Changing rooms are available for cosplayers:
- Dedicated changing rooms for the entrants of the Ichigo stage contests
- Free changing rooms for all other cosplayers
Cosplay Shows and ECG shows are organized by EPIC