Cosplay (Costume Play) means imitating different characters from film, television and games etc. At Comic Con, it’s definitely one of the funniest features. Many of our visitors come in cosplay and to just watch all the imaginative creations is worth a visit in itself!

At Comic Con Stockholm we offer something for all cosplayers – question panels for the curious, workshops for the beginner and competitions for the pros.


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Cosplay activities at Comic Con

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At Comic Con Stockholm, in collaboration with Närcon, we arrange a qualification for Cosplay-SM. This qualifying competition consists of two categories: craftsmanship and performance. It is possible to participate and win in one or both. The judges select one of the contestants as finalist for the final 2021 based on equal parts on craftsmanship and appearance. Thus, those who participate in both categories have a greater chance of being selected.

Read more about the qualification for Cosplay-SM here.

Photo: NärCon/Kim Ventura, Cosplayer: Rake Makes


Not at all! We encourage our visitors to cosplay, with or without the competition.

Your weapon must be allowed according to the Swedish Arms Act, and the law on knives and other objects.

Among other things, the Weapons Act states what is said if firearms also apply to useless weapons that in usable condition would be counted as firearms.

Here you can read the police rules regarding air guns such as soft airguns. It is not allowed to carry soft airgun at Comic Con.

Among other things, the law on knives and other objects states that it is forbidden to have knives, knitting weapons, cutting weapons and other dangerous objects in public places. Examples of knives that are not allowed may be swords, karate sticks or sabers. It is also prohibited with nails, sharp edges or the like on your cosplay.

Approved props

If your weapon does not resemble anything that could be dangerous to others (such as a copy made in papier maché or), you need not worry about breaking any of our rules.

Objects intended as toys for children up to 14 years (eg one-ton plastic water gun) are approved.

Objects that cannot be mistaken for a real weapon (such as a Star Wars lightsaber or a Star Trek phaser) are also approved in the Exhibition Hall.

Weapons on stage and under photo

It is forbidden to have an extended sword / knife replica in the exhibition hall. During photos or on stage it is permissible to pose with a weapon that is allowed under Swedish law but which should not be drawn in the exhibition hall.

The organizer has the right to check your weapon / replica at any time to ensure that it complies with all the rules above.


Most are happy to be in the picture, but ask before and be respectful!

Yes, there is a dedicated cosplay room for those who cosplay. Please note, however, that space is limited and we are not responsible for any property. If you want your belongings to be guarded, you have to hang your things in the closet.

Yes, there is a dedicated cosplay room where you can change. There will be high pressure in this room and we recommend that you change as much as possible.

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