World Cosplay Summit USA Video Finals at Anime Expo

Los Angeles, CA | July 2021

Anime Expo is the home of the World Cosplay Summit USA Finals and where we select WCS Team USA. Our selection process is now offset by one year to allow WCS Team USA more time to prepare for the Grand Championship and events in Japan. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic and in cooperation with the WCS Championship in Japan, WCS USA will be an entirely digital video competition in 2021. Rules and Regulations can be found here: http://worldcosplaysummitusa.org/wcs-usa-online-rules-and-regulations/

We hope this new and exciting video edition will open up participation to teams all over the United States! Please watch our blog and Facebook for more updates on how to apply and our schedule leading up to the Finals!

World Cosplay Summit USA Finals at Anime Expo

Los Angeles, CA | July 2022

Anime Expo is the home of the World Cosplay Summit USA Finals and where we select WCS Team USA. Our selection process is now offset by one year to allow WCS Team USA more time to prepare for the Grand Championship and events in Japan. WCS USA Finals will return to Anime Expo in 2022!

World Cosplay Summit

Nagoya, Japan and Online around the world | Aug 7 - Aug 8, 2021

The World Cosplay Summit is an annual cosplay competition and cultural exchange held in Nagoya, Japan. Launched in 2003 by Japanese television station TV Aichi, it’s main focus is to promote the international exchange of Japanese culture, manga and anime. The championship debuted in 2005 and has been held annually since, with participants hailing from 40+ countries and across 6 continents.

In 2021 the WCS Championship will be held in an entirely Online edition with a Video and Craftsmanship competition.

World Cosplay Summit USA Preliminary X Holiday Matsuri

Orlando, FL | TBD

A new series of World Cosplay Summit USA Preliminaries began at Holiday Matsuri’s Winter Cosplay Crown! The winners receive a prize package that takes them to Anime Expo 2020 for the chance to compete in the World Cosplay Summit USA Finals and a chance to become Team USA 2021. Congratulations to Re:Star Cosplay for becoming our first selected Preliminary Team! See you at Anime Expo!

World Cosplay Summit USA Preliminary X Naka-Kon

Overland Park, KS | TBD

Our second World Cosplay Summit USA Preliminary takes us to Naka-Kon in Overland Park, Kansas! The preliminary event will take place along side the Naka-Kon Cosplay Contest. The winning team of 2 will receive a prize package that takes them to Anime Expo  for the chance to compete in the World Cosplay Summit USA Finals and a chance to become WCS Team USA !

World Cosplay Summit USA Preliminary X Coming Soon

Locations TBA | Dates TBA

Check back here for more information about upcoming World Cosplay Summit USA Preliminaries!