In July 2011, the European Cosplay Gathering, ECG for short, went through the finals of its first edition at Japan Expo. Since July 2016, this big European cosplay contest is back on track for its Season 7, touring Europe event after event to find the cosplayers who will take part in the finals set at Japan Expo in July 2017. For Season 7, 13 countries launched in the competition.
3 or 4 entrants – 1 in the solo category, and 2 or 3 in the group category – are chosen in each of the following 13 countries: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, and UK.
The ECG allows the entrants to perform on the biggest cosplay stage in Europe, the Ichigo stage at Japan Expo, in front of 15,000 people who come to admire, support and cheer them. More than a mere cosplay show, the ECG finals are a masterpiece!
2016-2017 European tour
France: Japan Expo 17th Impact
July 7-10, 2016 at Paris-Nord Villepinte - www.japan-expo-paris.com
Sept. 16-18, 2016, Kassel - www.connichi.de
Sept. 22-25, 2016, Birmingham - www.egx.net
Oct. 8-9, 2016, Poznań - japanicon.miohi.pl
Italy: Lucca Comics & Games
Oct. 28-Nov. 1st, 2016, Lucca - www.luccacomicsandgames.com
Spain: Salon Del Manga Barcelona
Oct. 29-Nov. 1st, 2016, Barcelona - www.ficomic.com
Finland: Desucon Frostbite
Jan. 27-29, 2017, Lahti - desucon.fi
April 1st-2, 2017, Ghent - www.facts.be
April 8-9, 2017, Lisboa - anicomics-lisboa.net
April 14-18, 2017, Montreux - www.polymanga.com
March 21-23 mars 2017, Copenhagen - www.j-popcon.dk
Romania: East European Comic Con
May 5-7, 2017, Bucharest - comic-con.ro
June 9-11, 2017, The Hague - www.animecon.nl
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Attention! Videos and streaming are fordibben during the ECG finals. You can still take photos during this event. This restriction only concerns the ECG finals and not the other cosplay events of the festival.
All the videos will be online on ECG's YouTube channel after the festival.
Bandai Namco, sponsor of the ECG Season 7
Amazon, sponsor of the ECG Season 7 www.amazon.fr/japanexpo2017
Arda Wigs, partner of the ECG Season 7
Flixbus, partner of the ECG Season 7
Make Up Forever Academy, partner of the ECG Season 7
Toyota / Aisin, partner of the ECG Season 7
Virgin Radio, partner of the ECG Season 7
Organized by EPIC