A shelf full of stuffed animals

This is where Comics are brought to Life.

Whether comics, cartoons or manga, whether funnies for children, romance for teens or graphic novels for adults - everyone will find their favourite genre at the Frankfurter Buchmesse. Due to the high demand we have organised an even bigger Cosplay Area in hall 1.1 for 2018. 

On 8,000 square meters you will find everything your cosplay heart desires.

  • extensive dealer area
  • Drawing Allley
  • Maid and Host Café with maids and hosts from Maido no Kisetsu
  • Gaming zone and a spacious chill-out area
  • Changing rooms for cosplayers
  • Stage with a great programme

Need some inspiration?

Cosplay fans are very welcome. Cosplay freaks, too.

A woman in costume smiles into the camera

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

14 October 2018

The German Cosplay Championship.

We are particularly pleased to host the finals of the German Cosplay Championship (DCM) on Sunday, 14 October 2018 (starting 1.30 pm) in the Saal Harmonie.

The Prizes.

The winner can look forward to a trip for two to the motherland of manga, Japan. The second winner gets a high-tech sewing machine that will enable him or her to make the next costume even more effortlessly.

The final.

The best cosplayers, who qualified for the final in six preliminary rounds, will select their champions on Sunday. You can follow the final of the DCM via live stream.

If you don't have a cosplay costume yet, you should get one now at the latest.

Participate or watch? Both pay off.

When readers slip into the skin of their favourite characters, the Book Fair turns into a fascinating spectacle. Watching is worth it. Participating even more.

The FAQs of Frankfurter Buchmesse.

You can also find information about which weapons you are allowed to bring in the FAQ Section.

FAQ of the Frankfurter Buchmesse