Cosplay Contest & Runway

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The Cosplay Contest returns to Euskal Encounter totally renovated! If you like doing cosplay and you are a fan of of mythical characters in manga, anime, videogame, TV series and general entertainment, this is your moment. 600 euro are at stake!


The Euskal Encounter 27 event holds several novelties:

- The Cosplay Contest is being moved to OpenGune, meaning that not only Euskal Encounter participants can register, but anybody coming to visit the free OpenGune space can join.

- This time around, we will hold 2 events: the Euskal Encounter Cosplay RUNWAY, consisting of a catwalk where anyone who simply wants to show off their costume and pose for photographers can do it, and the Euskal Encounter Cosplay Contest itself, which is the traditionally hosted contest, properly speaking.

- For the first time, the Cosplay Contest will award cash prizes, while the Cosplay RUNWAY will confer commemorative medals of the event.


Both events will be held at the OpenGune Main Stage, a free-access venue open to the public.


- Both events will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2019. The Cosplay RUNWAY will begin at 12:00 and the Cosplay CONTEST at 18:00.


Registration for the Euskal Encounter Cosplay RUNWAY shall be in person at the OpenGune General Information Stand on contest day itself, from the time the OpenGune opens up to 30 minutes prior to the start of the Contest, or until all slots are filled.

For the Euskal Encounter Cosplay CONTEST, registration shall be online, by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and filling up a dossier to be sent to each registered participant. This notwithstanding, participants must come in person on the day of the contest and CONFIRM THEIR PARTICIPATION by going to the OpenGune Information Stand at any time of the day up to ONE HOUR before the Contest.


At this edition, a Cosplayer Jury of extensive experience who have won major awards among their achievements will evaluate both contests. Biodatas and experience of the Guest Cosplayers are given below:


The awards for the contests will be as follows:

- Cosplay RUNWAY:

   - 1st Prize: Gold Medal

   - 2nd Prize: Silver Medal

   - 3rd Prize: Bronze Medal

- Cosplay CONTEST:

   - Individual Cosplay Prize: 200 Euro

   - Group Cosplay Prize: 300 Euro

   - Jury’s Special Mention: 100 Euro


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