ENJOY FANTASTIC COSPLAY AT COMIC CON STOCKHOLM
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.
cosplay activities at comic con
WORLD COSPLAY SUMMIT (DUO COMPETITION)
Heroes Comic Con Stockholm is proud to present the Swedish qualifier for the World Cosplay Summit, the world’s largest cosplay competition! The competition has been held in Nagoya since 2003 and has steadily grown with more participating countries. In 2022, 27 countries from all corners of the world participated!
The format of the competition will be a performance competition for couples, the same format as the final competition in Nagoya. The winners of the qualifier will be rewarded with a trip to Nagoya where they will have accommodation and food paid for (value approx. SEK 25,000!), and will be allowed to compete against the winning teams of all other countries. We hope you are as excited as we are to show off what Sweden stands for in the world’s biggest cosplay event!
The last day to register for the WCS qualifier is October 19.
QUALIFY TO COSPLAY-SM AT COMIC CON STOCKHOLM
In collaboration with NärCon, we arrange a qualifying competiton for Cosplay-SM on Friday November 3 at Comic Con Stockholm. The qualification consists of two categories: craftsmanship and performance. It is possible to participate and win in one or both categories. The judges select one of the competitors as a finalist for the final 2023 based on equal parts on craftsmanship and appearance. Those who participate in both categories thus have a greater chance of being selected.
To participate in the SC qualification, you need to register by October 19 at the latest.
SHOW YOUR COSPLAY ON STAGE
Saturday 4 November is the time for our popular cosplay show Heroes Walk On. Here you can show off your cosplay outfit on stage with no competition, or just sit back and enjoy all the amazing creations. Since this is not a competition, it’s okay to have self-created characters, purchased cosplays and own versions of existing characters. It is also fine to go together in a group or to go up on stage individually
How do I register?
We gather 60 minutes before the show at the Heroes Main Stage. There you will get a briefing on how the show will go, tell us about which character and from which work you are cosplaying, and then you will get your number in the order of turn.
Day and time: Saturday Nov 4, 17:30–19:00
Location: Heroes Main Stage
Gathering before the show: Heroes Main Stage, 16:30
Contact person: Sam Anlér (email: email@example.com)
COSPLAY PARADE TWICE A DAY
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In collaboration with Swedish Garrison, there will be a cosplay parade no less than twice a day! Anyone in cosplay is welcome to attend. You gather in the entrance hall well in advance of the start. The parade then goes through the entire hall.
The cosplay parades, powered by Payday 3, will depart at these times:
Friday Nov 3: 12.00 och 17.00
Saturday Nov 4: 12.30 och 16.30
Sunday Nov 5: 12.00 and 15.30
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.
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 wardrobe.
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.