Cosplay competition at Sweden Game Festival!

Game characters are invading Arena Skövde on October 21! Come and join the cosplay competition at Sweden Game Festival 2017.

Sweden Game Festival takes place the Saturday after Sweden Game Conference, and will offer a family friendly schedule for all ages, including e-sports, a game expo and a concert.

For the second year in a row there is also going to be a competition in cosplay, which will be judged by a jury, and the theme is of course: Video game characters!

The participants are going to compete for the following prizes:

  • Best Cosplay – Grand prize
  • Best Stage Presence
  • Best Craftmanship
  • People’s Choice

The People’s Choice prize is special and is not affected by the jury, which means that the audience gets to decide which character is their favourite!

Registration and competition rules can be found here (in Swedish) and deadline is Sunday October 15. It is important to register in time and the maximum number of participants is limited to 20.
All competitors gets free entry to the festival, a light meal + a ticket to the concert (more info to be announced).

If you are from abroad and want to register for the competition, please contact info@swedengamearena.se to get information in english.


Want to cosplay, but not compete?

Cosplay is encouraged during the festival whether you are a pro or a beginner, even out of competition!
The main purpose is for everyone to have fun and there will be possiblities to get photographed in your cosplay during the day.

What is cosplay?

Cosplay is short for Costume Play and the goal is to create costumes portraying fictional characters from games, movies and tv-series among others.

The interest for the hobby has increased over the years and it is possible to compete in cosplay on local, national and international level. Since a couple of years back, the Swedish and Nordic cosplay championships are broadcasted on Swedish television.


Photo credits: Sebastian Bularca