The winner of 2024 National Championship includes an all expense paid trip to Nagoya, Japan to represent Malaysia on an international stage, and have the opportunity to make connections with other cosplayers from around the world as part of the WCS Champions community.
Joining the World Cosplay Summit can provide a number of benefits for cosplayers, including:
International exposure: The World Cosplay Summit is a global competition, and participating teams come from all over the world. This provides an opportunity for cosplayers to showcase their skills and creativity on an international stage, and to gain exposure to a wider audience.
Networking opportunities: The World Cosplay Summit brings together cosplayers from around the world, providing a chance to meet and connect with other like-minded individuals. This can lead to new friendships, collaborations, and opportunities to work on future cosplay projects together.
Skill development: Participating in the World Cosplay Summit requires a high level of craftsmanship and performance skills. By participating in the competition, cosplayers can develop and refine their skills in these areas, which can help them in future cosplay projects.
Access to resources: The World Cosplay Summit often includes workshops, panels, and other events where cosplayers can learn from experienced professionals and get access to resources and information to help them with their cosplay projects.
Event invitations: The World Cosplay Summit typically invites alumni’s to join in other cosplay events as a participant, a special guest, or a competition Judge! WCS main competition is a gateway to becoming a world-class cosplayer.
ex: Team Valkyrie was invited to participate in World Cosplay Summit Exhibition Event in the Gamers8 Esports Saudi Arabia, 3-4 September 2022.
Overall, participating in the World Cosplay Summit can be a rewarding and enriching experience for cosplayers, offering a chance to connect with others, develop new skills, and showcase their creativity on an international stage.
The World Cosplay Summit is a team competition, and each team must consist of 2 members. To participate, teams must be selected by their country’s official WCS representative or through a preliminary round. Each team must present a cosplay performance on stage, and they will be judged based on craftsmanship, performance, and faithfulness to the original character.
The performance is up to you! Dancing, singing, action, comedy… express yourself however you want to!
(But please remain respectful to the original work)
You are given 2 minutes and 30 seconds to perform. Do your best!
No. Only Malaysian residents with a valid ID can join.
The two team members must participate as characters from the same Japanese manga, anime, game, or live-action series for their Championship Costumes.
- Doujins and fan works are not allowed.
- For games, the characters must originate from Japan.
(For example, even if the animation was made in Japan, it is not allowed if the characters are Disney or Star Wars based.)
- Light novels are allowed if there is a published anime or manga.
- Cross overs are allowed if the works are related.
(For example, characters from Magical Circle Guru Guru and Magical Circle Guru Guru 2 can participate together)
Yes. To ensure that the WCS Malaysia can provide the best possible experience for all participants, a registration fee of RM200 per team is requested. This fee will help cover the cost of organizing the event. (No Refunds)
We appreciate your understanding and support in helping to make this event a success.
World Cosplay Summit Malaysia has been an exclusive and premier event for the local Malaysian cosplay and sub-culture scene.
The “World Cosplay Summit (WCS)” was created to promote international exchange through the Japanese youth culture of manga and anime. The free and dynamic nature of manga was instrumental in the birth of cosplay. Nowadays youth from around the world find this as a common language and a dynamic new form of global interaction.
The World Cosplay Summit began in Osu, Nagoya and has grown to include more than 36 countries from around the world. If you count audience and participants at each preliminary event, the number of people involved is now in the 200s of thousands.
Stay tune to find out more about WCS Malaysia 2023 selections!