WCS USA Preliminaries are regional events around the United States hosted at partner convetions with prize packages including airfare, hotel stay, badges and a guaranteed slot in the WCS USA Finals at Anime Expo. These events are not pre-qualifiers – they are an opportunity for teams around the country to win their way to the Finals!

Anime Expo is an annual event bringing fans and industry together for a celebration of Japanese pop culture. Anime Expo is also the home of the WCS USA Finals where we select WCS Team USA. Join us for AX 2020 on July 2-5 in Downtown Los Angeles!


The World Cosplay Summit is an annual event held in Nagoya, Japan since 2003. It is a celebration of cosplay and culture spanning multiple days and climaxing in a grand Championship where one team will be crowned the World Cosplay Summit Champion. WCS will run from July 27 to August 2, 2020.