With new countries joining the contest every year and thousands of people attending the finals, the European Cosplay Gathering (ECG) confirms its continual rise. As the contest keeps on growing, it will be featuring its finals later in the day, on Saturday from 5.15 pm on the Ichigo stage, a stage that will be at its best with many improvements set up for the 20th Anniversary of Japan Expo.
The ECG finals are free of access for all the festival attendees (with a valid entrance ticket for Saturday and in the limit of the available seats) and to allow you to have an even more exceptional experience, a new option is proposed: the Star Pass ECG Finals!
Enjoy the best of the show and have a great time:
- Benefit from the comfort of a booked seat.
- Avoid the stress of the lines with a Star Pass ECG Finals dedicated line.
- Get a collector ECG Season 9 T-shirt and the ECG wristband (for any order before May 23).
Don’t miss it: the Star Pass ECG Finals is available in limited quantities!
Star Pass ECG Finals holders must also have a valid entrance ticket to Japan Expo for Saturday.
In July 2011, the European Cosplay Gathering, ECG for short, went through the finals of its first edition at Japan Expo. Since July 2018, this major European cosplay contest is back on track for Season 9, touring Europe event after event to find the cosplayers who will compete in the finals set at Japan Expo next July. Season 9 welcomed a new country among its participants: Sweden. The ECG now includes 15 countries in the run for the finals.
3 or 4 entrants – 1 in the solo category, and 2 or 3 in the group category – are chosen in each of the following 14 countries: Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. All the contestants are introduced on the ECG official website: click here to see them all.
The ECG allows the entrants to perform on the biggest cosplay stage in Europe, the Ichigo stage at Japan Expo, in front of 14,000 people who come to admire, support and cheer them. For Japan Expo's 20th Anniversary, the Ichigo stage will undergo a number of improvements, to offer you a show like no other. More than a mere cosplay show, the ECG finals are a masterpiece!
Season 9 finalists
Attention! Videos and streaming are forbidden 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.
The ECG Season 8 finals is organized in collaboration with EPIC, www.epic-asso.com
ABYstyle, sponsor of the ECG Season 9
Nippombashi Street Festa, sponsor of the ECG Season 9
Nankai Electric Railway Co.,Ltd., sponsor of the ECG Season 9
Kansai Airports, sponsor of the ECG Season 9
Bernina, partner of the ECG Season 9
Kryolan, partner of the ECG Season 9
Cosplayshop 'Select Style', contributor of the ECG Season 9
Arda Wigs, contributor of the ECG Season 9
Cosplay Mag', media partner of the ECG Season 9