Cosplay Contest

With great joy, GalaCon invites you all again to the 2024 Cosplay Contest!

You have fun crafting and wearing costumes and want to show it to the world? You’ve always wanted to give yourself that push and share your enthusiasm with others? You are at least 18 years old or have the permission of a parent or guardian? Then sign up via our online form for our Cosplay Contest and contribute to the spectacle! Cosplayers of all skill levels can take part and have a fair chance of winning a price!

Please note that plain Fursuits will not be accepted in the contest. It came apparent that Fursuits are hardly comparable to costume outfits making it difficult for the jury to come to a fair grading and judgement. The contest is only open for costume outfits. Fursuiters can take part in the Fursuit Walk alternatively.

On stage, you have a maximum of 1.5 minutes/90 seconds to pose and show off your costume.

Group Acts can be up to 5 minutes long and single acts can be up to 3 minutes long.
If you require special equipment for your performance (music, video, etc), detail your wishes in your contest application. Video and music material has to be sent to us in advance. The convention can provide you with headset microphones or handheld microphones.

Please make sure that you fill out your application completely and correctly. Otherwise it is possible that you will not be accepted for the contest. It’s possible to update your application but please do so ASAP and don’t forget!

If you get accepted but you cannot or will not participate after all, simply send us an email with your resignation. No explanations required!

For a more detailed description of the rules and how the voting works, please read the Cosplay Contest Info.

We are very much looking forward to your participation to see your enthusiasm, ideas and your fantastic costumes!

To register for this years Cosplay Contest, fill out the registration form:

Cosplay Contest Registration

Cosplay Contest Registration

Please fill out this form if you want to register for the cosplay contest. Make sure you have read and agreed to the rules first. You can register for a single presentation, with a group or with an act OR for all of the named options OR for just two of them. For any questions, please feel free to ask at

Basic Information

Please give us some basic information about your person. This information is especially necessary for contacting you.

Name that is presented during the contest. May be your real name if you don´t use a nickname.

The age can be taken into account within the judgement especially benefical for younger competitors. Giving an exact date of birth is nevertheless optional, not giving your date of birth will not lead to any disadvantage.

You can send us a photo of your cosplay in advance if you want to do so. The photo will be shown to the jury who can get a better impression of your work this way. Maximum size is 10 MB.

Do you have anything important to say? Please also feel free to contact for questions and further information.

By registering, you state as follows: "I have read and agreed to the Rules of the Cosplay Contest. I agree to abide by the rules and I understand that a violation of these rules may lead to consequences like a disqualification."

Single Performance

If you want to do a single performance on stage, please fill out the following questions. If not, you can leave it out and go to the next part. Doing a single performance is not necessary, you can also just register a group performance or an act.

What character do you present?

Do you present any special style or variation?

How many parts of your costume did you craft by your own? How many parts are bought or made by others than you? Please give a honest answer. Passing of the work of others as your own work is considered a violation of our rules.

Please give us some background information about your original character. The creativity of your creation will be rated in some categories. Only necessary if you are presenting an original character who is part of your own work.

Please state how the background story of your OC is represented through your costume. The creativity of your creation will be rated in some categories. Only necessary if you are presenting an original character who is part of your own work.

Group Registration

Please fill out the following questions if you (also) want to register with a group. If not, please skip to the following part.

Please give your group a short name for the presentation.

How many participants are part of your group?

Please list the nicknames of all group members and the characters they are representing.


If you want to present an act on stage, either alone or as a group, please answer the following questions. If not, please skip to submitting the form.

Please give your act a title.

Are you acting alone or with your group?

What do you want to do during your act?

Please describe the concept of your act (what you want to show and how you want to present it).

What would you need for your act? Please note that we cannot meet every need. When in doubt, please contact

How long will your performance approximately be? Please note that the max. duration is limited to keep up with our timetable.

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To participate in our family-friendly event, please make sure that your costume is neither obscene nor insulting, and do not include any dangerous or injury-prone parts. If your costume includes a weapon, whether it’s a detailed replica or an obvious toy, please obtain proper permission from the contest staff for your prop to be included. The contest properly follows all German law, so please do not include imagery or elements that violate German law.

Your GalaCon Team