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Frankfurt Cosplay

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

Frankfurt Cosplay: welcome to Wonderland!

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!

At Frankfurt Cosplay you will find everything your cosplay heart desires.

  • Dealer area
  • Drawing Alley
  • Stage with a great programme and international Cosplay stars
  • Maid and Host Café
  • Changing rooms for cosplayers
  • Cosplay workshops

Frankfurt Cosplay 2019 at a glance

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 Wie.MAI.KAI

Wie.MAI.KAI e.V. was founded in 2009 in Wiesbaden, Germany, as a non-profit association for Japanese pop-culture. It focuses on anime, manga and cosplay. Its goal is to provide fans and interested people the opportunity to learn about and discuss the culture of Japan.

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Cosplay Partner Lawsman e.V.

LAWSMAN e.V. is a Germany-wide organisation of cosplayers and like-minded people who volunteer to help terminally ill, handicapped and disadvantaged children.

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Cosplay Partner CosDay Frankfurt

CosDay is a non-profit organisation focussed on Japanese illustration and animation as well as cosplay. Their goal is to promote intercultural understanding among various cultures.
The group hosts »CosDay²« at the NordWestZentrum shopping mall in Frankfurt.

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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.