Illustriertes Cosplay-Motiv: Fotoshooting

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

Cosplay fans are very welcome.

Das Cosplay Maskottchen: Ein illustrierter, niedlicher Samurai

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 will be rewarded with a trip for two to Japan, the motherland of manga comics, donated by All Nippon Airways – as well as the diamond-studded master pin from DR!FT. The runner-up wins a high-tech sewing machine from lna Nähmaschinen, which will make yout next costume much easier to sew!

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.

Das Cosplay Maskottchen: Ein illustrierter, niedlicher Samurai (frontale Ansicht)

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.

Buy Ticket

More information about Cosplay Ball

Important note regarding ticket booking:
You can reach our ticketshop via the link "Buy ticket now." Here you can choose one of the different kinds of tickets by clicking the orange square "Cosplay Ball Ticket Free Seating."

Additionally you can book an afternoon workshop:
4.00-6.30 pm General public dance + medieval dance

Festsaal I der Universität Frankfurt, Campus Westend, Casinogebäude, Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 2, 60323 Frankfurt am Main

Parking spaces are available – please book when ordering your ticket.

Minimum age:
You must be at least 16 years old – anyone younger must be accompanied by a legal guardian or primary carer/custodial person.

Download now - Cosplay Poster 2018

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