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Frankfurt Cosplay

Stories come alive here. Whether comic, cartoon or manga - at Frankfurter Buchmesse, everybody finds its favorite genre and every exhibitor its place.


Cosplay throughout the entire book fair! Thanks to the new International Frankfurt Cosplay Concept, the scene is moving into the traditional book fair space for the first time: Halls 3 & 4, along with the Agora and the Guest of Honour Forum will all host parts of the Cosplay programme. And it will always be in the right neighbourhood, such as near the Asian publishers in Hall 4.0. 

Starting in summer 2019, you’ll find the complete book fair Cosplay Wonderland Guide here.

Be there on 19 and 20 October 2019!


Do not miss a cosplay event?

Then plan your weekend at Frankfurter Buchmesse with our complete cosplay event calendar. Here you will find all hands-on activities, contests and presentations.

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Cosplay Impressions 2018

Das Cosplay Maskottchen: Ein illustrierter, niedlicher Samurai

Visit Frankfurt Cosplay and the finals of the German Cosplay Championship at Frankfurter Buchmesse.

20 October 2019

The German Cosplay Championship.

We are particularly pleased to host the finals of the German Cosplay Championship (DCM) on Sunday, 20 October 2019 (starting 1.30 pm) at Congress Center in Saal Harmonie.

The Prizes.

The winner will be rewarded with a trip to Japan, the motherland of manga comics – as well as the diamond-studded master pin from DR!FT. The runner-up wins a high-tech sewing machine "Experience 550'" from ELNA, which will make yout next costume much easier to sew!

The qualification.

The best cosplayers, who qualified for the final in five preliminary rounds, will select their champions on Sunday. Detailed information on the qualification can be found on the official DCM website.

The fantastic world of cosplay

Cosplay auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

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Frankfurt Cosplay Partners for the stage programme and workshops:

Cosplay Partner Lawsman e.V.

LAWSMAN e.V., Nerds, cosplayers and many more, working together for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children. Throughout Germany.

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Cosplay Partner CosDay Frankfurt

CosDay is a non-profit association around the topics of Japanese drawing and animation arts as well as Cosplay. The purpose is the international understanding between the different cultures. Organizer of the »CosDay²« in the NordWestZentrum Frankfurt.

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Cosplay Partner Wie.MAI.KAI

The Wie.MAI.KAI e.V. was founded in 2009 in Wiesbaden and is a non-profit association for Japanese popular culture. The focus is on anime, manga and cosplay. Their goal is to offer fans and interested individuals a chance to learn about and exchange views on the culture of Japan.

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Important information for your visit to the Frankfurter Buchmesse


Cosplay Weapons Rules

You can find information about which weapons you are allowed to bring in this PDF.