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ECG Season 7: the finals

Like every year, the European Cosplay Gathering is meeting you at Japan Expo for the big finals: the best European cosplayers selected all through the year in 13 countries brought together on stage for an outstanding show!

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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

  • In the solo category: Shenzi as Sister of Battle in Warhammer 40k
  • In the group category: Tora and Koe as Kili and Fili in The Hobbit

Germany: Connichi
Sept. 16-18, 2016, Kassel - www.connichi.de


Sept. 22-25, 2016, Birmingham - www.egx.net


Poland: Japanicon
Oct. 8-9, 2016, Poznań - japanicon.miohi.pl


Italy: Lucca Comics & Games
Oct. 28-Nov. 1st, 2016, Lucca - www.luccacomicsandgames.com

  • In the solo category: Tamiyo in a Sakizou costume
  • In the group category: Misa & Cho in costumes from The Princess and the Frog

Spain: Salon Del Manga Barcelona
Oct. 29-Nov. 1st, 2016, Barcelona - www.ficomic.com

  • In the solo category: Hermione in a costume from Rapunzel
  • In the group category: ZiharkSender, and Nunnally in costumes from The Witcher 3

Finland: Desucon Frostbite
Jan. 27-29, 2017, Lahti - desucon.fi

  • In the solo category: Maija dans in a Harry Potter costume
  • In the group category: Elzy and Aselea in Fire Emblem costumes

Belgium: FACTS
April 1st-2, 2017, Ghent - www.facts.be

  • In the solo category: Macky in a costume fromMortal Combat X
  • In the group category: Lou Suzu & Amu-chii in a costume from Smite

Portugal: Anicomics
April 8-9, 2017, Lisboa - anicomics-lisboa.net

  • In the solo category: Angelica in a costume from Heroes of the Storm
  • In the group category: Darklight, Kali, and Chibi-Cat dans in costumes from Alice: Madness returns

Switzerland: Polymanga
April 14-18, 2017, Montreux - www.polymanga.com

Denmark: J-popcon
March 21-23 mars 2017, Copenhagen - www.j-popcon.dk

  • In the solo category: Night Cosplay in a costume from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • In the group category: Amalia and Gwan in costumes from Corpse Bride

Romania: East European Comic Con
May 5-7, 2017, Bucharest - comic-con.ro  

  • In the solo category: Stanik in a For Honor costume
  • In the group category: Max and Everthor inStar Wars The Force Unleashed costumes

Netherland: Animecon
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


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