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. We will be selecting WCS Team USA 2021 at Anime Expo 2020.
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.
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!
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 2020 for the chance to compete in the World Cosplay Summit USA Finals and a chance to become WCS Team USA 2021!
Check back here for more information about upcoming World Cosplay Summit USA Preliminaries!