03 - 05 MARCH 2023

ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Middle East Film & Comic Con

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Cosplay Competiton

The Cosplay Competition will take place on Saturday 4th March.

The Deadline to submit all your entries is on February 27th 2023.

WORLD COSPLAY SUMMIT PRELIMINARIES

The World Cosplay Summit (WCS) is back again at MEFCC for its 3rd appearance! Bringing you the chance to make your dreams come true and travel to Japan to compete in a cosplay championship like no other! Grab a buddy and start working on your cosplays and props to participate in the WCS 2023 Preliminaries at MEFCC 2023. This category requires teams of two participants to perform onstage and attend a prejudging round where all the costumes and props will be examined by our esteemed professional cosplay judges and a representative from the WCS Board. The winning team will get the opportunity to represent the UAE at the WCS Summit 2023 Finals in Nagoya, Japan during the summer!

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Requirements:

  • You will have to be in a team of two
  • Both participants should be 18 years and above, otherwise parental/guardian consent will be required.
  • You can only cosplay Japanese Anime, Manga, Video Games, and Tokusatsu Characters.
  • You should either be a UAE National or a Resident with a valid Residency Visa.
  • Your performance should not exceed 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
  • Your costumes, weapons, props, and content need to be all made by you.

If you’ve got any questions regarding WCS and how to facilitate your participation, please email us at cosplay@mefcc.com

For more in detail requirements to participate, please read through the following documents:

Best Craftsmanship

Are you a specialist in costume design? Do you build your own armor or sew your own dress? Is your attention to detail so specific that your character ends up looking perfect and as extremely cool as they look in their respective source material? Then this is the perfect category for you! Bring your ultimate craftsmanship game in this new category as our cosplay judges will look closely to examine your cosplay building skills and guide you on how you unleash your full crafting potential.

Prize Money:

  • 1st Place: 12,000 AED
  • 2nd Place: 6,000 AED
  • 3rd Place: 3,000 AED


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Requirements:

  • Image of the Character you’re cosplaying (jpeg, png)
  • Minimum 4 images of the cosplay and props you’ve worked on (jpeg, png)
  • Background image for Screen Content (jpeg, png)
  • Music for Sound Content (mp3)
  • Video for Screen and Sound Content (mp4, avi, mkv)
  • Cosplay performance to be between 1-3 minutes

Best Performance on Stage

Not everyone works on their own costumes and that’s completely fine! However, there are cosplayers who can bring their favorite characters to life! And we are not talking looks, it can easily be shown through their speech, moves, manners, and performance on stage. If you’ve got what it takes to bring your favorite character to life, go on ahead, wow the MEFCC audience and make the stage your own playground!

Prize Money:

  • 1st Place: 5,000 AED
  • 2nd Place: 3,000 AED
  • 3rd Place: 1,000 AED


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Requirements:

  • Image of the Character you’re cosplaying (jpeg, png)
  • Background image for Screen Content (jpeg, png)
  • Music for Sound Content (mp3)
  • Video for Screen and Sound Content (mp4, avi, mkv)
  • Cosplay performance to be between 1-3 minutes

Best Kids Cosplay

Talent exists in all forms of cosplay, especially if it involves cuteness and straight up awesomeness at a very young age. To our little Stormtroopers, Wonder Women, Spidermen and Ninjas, the stage will be yours to take over MEFCC as we celebrate your enthusiasm and skills in this category.

Prizes:

  • Everyone is a winner (Exclusive MEFCC Swag Bag)


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Requirements:

  • Image of the Character you’re cosplaying (jpeg, png)
  • Background image for Screen Content (jpeg, png)
  • Music for Sound Content (mp3)
  • Video for Screen and Sound Content (mp4, avi, mkv)
  • Cosplay performance to be between 1-3 minutes