Cosplay is a conjunction of the words costume and play. People with this hobby create their own costumes, based on their favourite game, animation or comic book character. With this costume, they perform a short play on stage, either as a single person or in a team.The material used in these costumes ranges from fabric to complex technological constructions with added light and sound effects.

Cosplay may be just a hobby for most participants, but the best of them plan to make a living using costumes, either by wearing them while performing on stage or by creating costumes and props for theatres and movie studios.

There are six renowned international competitions in the cosplay scene, and the AnimeCon organization is the only one in the world hosting preliminaries for all of them. Also we host our own international competition for the second time in 2016: Clara Cow’s Cosplay Cup is now the seventh international cosplay competition!