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


Comic Con Stockholm is proud to present the Swedish qualifying competition for the World Cosplay Summit, the world’s largest cosplay competition! The competition has been held in Nagoya since 2003 and has grown steadily with more participating countries each year. In 2019, 40 countries from all corners of the world participated! WCS qualifying competition is taking place at Comic Con Stockholm on Sunday November 6. 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 qualifiers will be rewarded with a trip to Nagoya where they will be paid for accommodation and food (value approximately SEK 25,000!), and will be able to compete against all other countries’ winning teams. We hope that you are as excited as we are to be able to show what Sweden can bring to the table in the world’s largest cosplay event! Registration is now open! Click below to read more and apply.


In collaboration with NärCon, we arrange a qualifying competiton for Cosplay-SM on Friday 4 November 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. Registration for the Swedish Championship qualifying competition is now open. Read more and apply below.


During Comic Con we arrange our popular cosplay show Heroes Walk On on Saturday November 5. Here you can show off your cosplay costume on stage outside the competition, or just sit down to enjoy all the amazing cosplay. Since this is not a competition, it is perfectly okay to have self-created characters, purchased cosplays and your own versions of existing characters. How do I register? You will 45 minutes before the show at Heroes Stage. There you get a short overview of how the show will take place, inform which character you are cosplaying and from where. You will also get your number in turn.
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In collaboration with Swedish Garrison, there will be a cosplay parade no less than twice a day! Everyone in cosplay can participate. Just go to Swedish Garrison’s booth well before the start of the collection, then the parade goes through the hall to end on the big cosplay catwalk. The cosplay parade will be held these times: Friday: 12.30 och 15.30 Saturday: 13:00 and 16:00 Sunday: 12:00 and 15:00



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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