World Cosplay Summit

What is the WCS?

The WCS is a cosplay event sponsored by TV Aichi. It stands for the World Cosplay Summit.

The “World Cosplay Summit” was created to promote international exchange through the Japanese youth culture of manga and anime.
The free and dynamic nature of manga was instrumental in the birth of cosplay. Nowadays youth from around the world find this as a common language and a dynamic new form of global interaction. The World Cosplay Summit began in Osu, Nagoya and has grown to include 17 countries from around the world. If you count audience and participants at each preliminary event, the number of people involved is now in the 100s of thousands.

For youth who have discovered Japan through manga and experienced Japanese culture through the medium of the World Cosplay Summit, we endeavor to continue the development of this new form of international exchange.

The World Cosplay championship begun in 2005 and is designed to determine a Grand Champion through stage performances by representative teams from each participating country. The championship is graded on the finish of the costume design and the teams performance on stage.

Grand Champions from previous years are as follows:
2005: Italy
2006: Brazil
2007: France
2008: Brazil
2009: Japan
2010: Italy
2011: Brazil

Go and discover World Cosplay Summit.