General Rules – Summer 2015 Cosplay Championship

The following rules apply to all contestants and are non-negotiable. If you break these rules, you may be banned from the event & competition entirely or partially during an indefinite time period. The rules can be updated without prior notice.

To be able to compete in DreamHack Cosplay you need to purchase at least “Festival pass” for 600 SEK. The ticket give you access to all of DreamHack 24/7 and it also includes access to the sleeping halls. With the festival pass you can take part in all tournaments and competitions at DreamHack Summer 2015.

Full info on tickets to DreamHack Summer 2015 is available here!

- DreamHack Summer 2015 Cosplay Championship is limited to a maximum of 80 contestants.

- The DreamHack Cosplay Championship will be judged by a pre-decided jury.

- All contestants need to send in an application online, and then confirm participation with a copy of their ticket emailed to

The recipient of any prize money is the individual person or company/association/non-profit organization that has registered for the specific competition. The winner/s must be present at the Prize Ceremony, Media interviews and connected photo-shoot.

Costume should be made by the contestants. Insignificant pre-fabricated parts can be used but original work is prefered and will be favored by the judges.

Costume must be based on a computer game, video game, anime, manga or comic books. The design must be based on an officially published work (no fan-arts)

Costume cannot, or otherwise utilize, any edged weapons or any type of projectile weapon regardless of whether it is unloaded or nonfunctional. Acceptable costume weapon props will be limited to air filled or soft plastic swords, daggers, maces or clubs and wooden staves that are not shod with metal: and may not include liquids, gels, or other substances which could cause a mess.

DreamHack has zero tolerance regarding; demeaning language, threats, hate crimes as well as statements that threatens or expresses contempt of ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation and gender identity.

No symbols of provocative theme or racism is allowed, even if this symbol is included in the official art of the characters this should be replaced or picked out of the costume.

Contestants must be able to go on and walk the stage by themselves, props must be carried by the contestant. No assistant, entourage, company or partner is not allowed back stage or on stage.

Previous DreamHack Cosplay Champions can not win 1-3place if competing with the same costume. But can still take home our other prizes.

Each contestants will be handed a number and a slot on stage. This slot can not be changed or traded with another contestant.

Previous winning costumes in the DreamHack Cosplay Champions are not able to win first to third price in a following DreamHack Cosplay Champion with the same costume.

Only one entry and registration is allowed per contestant.

Sound, Lights and stage props will all be pre-prepared. Contestants can not in anyway affect the DreamHack main stage settings. Settings will not be individually adapted but adapted for the show and competition in its entirety.

DreamHack Summer 2015 Cosplay Championship will be live streamed and recorded and published as a VOD. By signing up to the DreamHack Summer 2015 Cosplay Championship all contestants agree to be photographed, filmed and take part of a live stream on or at a media partner connected to DreamHack.

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- Contact DreamHack Cosplay:
- DreamHack Prize Money Policy
- DreamHack Cosplay Rules
- DreamHack Cosplay FAQ

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- DreamHack Event Rules
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