• All entries must be teams of two (2) people.
  •  No content or source material may be mature (or 18+) audiences only.
  • All applicants must have either proof of permanent residence in the United States or proof of citizenship available for review by SPJA at Anime Expo.
  • All applicants must be available for the Championship in Japan from July 24th to August 6th, 2019 OR WCS Championship 2020 (Dates TBA).

*Please note: You will only need one set of costumes for the WCS USA Finals (which will become your Championship costumes in Japan). The event in Japan will require at least 3 additional costumes supplementary to your Championship costume. A 4th additional costume is recommended but not required.

  • All applicants must be 18 years old or older, to be verified by a government-issued ID by SPJA at Anime Expo.
  • All applicants must also be aware of and comply with the official WCS rules and regulations.

While the Anime Expo Masquerade and World Cosplay Summit USA Finals are held during the same time, they are separate events with separate rules, regulations, and requirements. Due to the popularity of both events, Contestants cannot enter to compete in both under any circumstance. Anyone found to have entered both events may have an opportunity to choose one if there are available slots or may be disqualified.