One more year summer arrives and, after a long period without events due to the coronavirus, Newskill will collaborate with Dreamhack Valencia to bring you a new and improved edition of our beloved Cosplay Contest

If you like to characterize yourself as your favorite characters and you are a fan of popular culture and entertainment, this is your moment, there are excellent prizes at stake!

Participants will be eligible for the following prizes

  • Best Cosplay:

250€ + Shiva Backpack + Seth Ivory Headphones + Skilly plush toy

  • Best Prop (Weapon/armor):

150€ + Shiva Backpack + Skilly plush toy

  • Best Stitching:

150€ + Shiva Backpack+ + Skilly plush toy

  • Skilly Special Mention:

100€ + Anuki Headphones + Skilly plush toy

  • Best Group (minimum two people and maximum 4 per group, if there is not a minimum of 5 groups participating those who go on stage will be eligible for the individual prizes): 100€ + skilly

The contest will take place on Saturday, July 2, 2022 on the main stage of the LAN area, at 5:00 p.m. You can't miss it!

Come on, don't think twice, there are only 20 places available! You can confirm your participation by registering in this form

Formulario inscripción cosplay Dreamhack 2022


Contest rules:

  1. All those cosplayers who wish to do so, individually or in groups of up to 4 people, can go up to the catwalk, but only those who register as "individual participant" or "group participant" will be eligible for a prize.

  2. The categories are as follows: Best Cosplay, Best Prop, Best Costume, Skilly's Mention and Best Group.
  3. The limit of online participants is 20. On the day of the event, 10 extra slots will be opened one hour before the start of the contest. To register, they must be present at the stage area at 16:00 for a review.

  4. The group prize will only be available if at least 5 groups register. Otherwise, participants will be eligible for the individual prizes and the group category will change to another "special skilly prize"

  5. As a novelty this year, both performances and catwalk will be allowed, but all will be eligible for the same prize. Good staging will be a plus.

  6. If you do not meet the requirements, but still want to go on stage to show your cosplay, you can indicate it in the registration or one hour before the contest. In this case "bought" or "borrowed" cosplays are also allowed, but are not eligible for a prize. We are looking forward to seeing a lot of cosplay this year, so get excited!

  7. The stage is relatively small and the screen is usually placed a couple of meters above the stage, so keep this in mind when preparing your performances

  8. If you attach music to your entry, the file must have the cosplay and the cosplayer's name written on it.
    Ex: Doraemon_RamónGarcia.mp4

  9. Prizes:

    -Best cosplay: Only those who have made the cosplay will be eligible for this award. The cosplay can be 80% made. Finishes will be taken into account, and the "stage presence" will add points.

    -Best Prop: In this category not only the best prop but also the best armor will be awarded, as we consider armors to be "giant props". The quality of the finish will be valued regardless of the materials used; the important thing is the accuracy with respect to the original element. The prop must be 100% manufactured by the wearer. It will be positively valued in case of adding leds that are programmed by the cosmaker himself or, if 3D printing is used, that the prop is modeled by the cosmaker.

    -Best Clothing: The whole cosplay or the part of the cosplay that has been made in fabric will be judged. The quality of the stitching, the details and the similarity with the original character will be valued. Extra details such as embroidery, glitter, etc. will also be taken into account.

    -Mention of skilly: In this case our beloved mascot will decide who has been his favorite participant, regardless of the finish of his cosplay or his performance. This award is especially aimed at amateur cosplayers.

    -The criteria for Best Cosplay will also apply to the group award.

  10. All participants must provide pictures of the process, the original character and/or a small video showing how they have made their cosplays, no need to be printed, if you have a good quality phone or tablet is enough. Everything provided must be shown to the jury the day of the cosplay review, which will take place from 12:00 to 14:00 on Saturday morning at the stand of Newskill, and one hour before the contest near the main stage, for stragglers

  11. All kinds of characters are allowed: video games, books, anime and even your own characters, but for the latter you must provide an illustration of the character, tell us where it comes from and a turn around so we can assess the details of it. Character interpretations such as Zach Fischer's illustrations are also allowed.

  12. The cosplay, in the case of being handmade, may have been made with the help of another person, understanding that at least 80% must have been the participant's own work. Do not be afraid to acknowledge in the application form that you have had some help, the supports deserve recognition.

  13. This year you can choose to go on stage as a "catwalk", but you can also make a short performance. The duration of this may not exceed 2 minutes for individual categories, and 2:30 minutes for group performances, in addition, you will have 30 seconds to make the preparations you need. Remember that the stage has a limited size, keep this in mind when performing hand-to-hand combat or dances.

  14. If you have sent us music, you must talk to the stage managers one hour before the contest, at 16:00 hours, to make sure that everything is correct. Remember that the music should not exceed the time of performance, we do not recommend video, as the stage is usually very well lit and the screen is not well appreciated.

  15. At registration, participants must answer a series of questions giving details about their cosplay. More details about the contest will be given during the review.

  16. We want as many cosplayers as possible to participate, so all cosplayers who wish may go on stage, but those registered will leave first so they can rest while the rest parade and the jury deliberates.

  17. Punctuality will be valued both in the reviews and in the participation.

  18. The jury will be composed of representatives of Newskill, specialized in cosplay, as well as professional cosplayers.

  19. If you take photos or videos for RRSS, it would be appreciated if you tag @Newskill_ES and use the hashtag #CosplayConNewskill to share it.

  20. Any offensive or discriminatory attitude towards other participants, jury members, organizers or the public will result in immediate disqualification from the contest.

  21. It is forbidden to throw on the stage or the audience any kind of liquid, sticky substance or in general any object that can be considered dangerous or that cannot be easily removed. In case of throwing confetti or similar, don't overdo it! :P

  22. In accordance with Royal Decree 137/1993 on the Regulation of Weapons, it is strictly forbidden to use firearms, metal weapons and other blunt or intimidating objects that by their characteristics may lead to confusion about their true nature. Only imitations of weapons made of plastic, cardboard and other materials that are not dangerous for the contestants or for the audience will be allowed. Likewise, the use of dangerous elements for the physical integrity of people such as pyrotechnic and/or flammable material is also forbidden.

  23. The organization and the jury reserve the right to adopt any initiative that, without being regulated in these rules, contributes to the greater success of the contest without being able to formulate any claim.

  24. Participation in the contest implies the express waiver of any claim against the organizers and collaborators of Newskill Gaming and the full acceptance of the rules.