Comic Con India Announces Costume Play Contest To Encourage Cosplay in India

Entertainment | January 18, 2016 | News

Comic Con India

Cosplay is a trend that was once not much recognised in India has now picked up among the youth, and Indian Comic Cons are responsible for getting this culture into limelight. Dressing up as their favourite fictional characters at Comic Cons, the fans could not be more excited as Comic Con India presents ‘Indian Championships of Cosplay’. This is an initiative by Comic Con India to encourage local cosplayers to go professional and provide them an International platform as well.

Commenting on the initiative, Jatin Varma, Founder, Comic Con India said, “I am extremely excited to start our new initiative to promote cosplay in India and provide an international platform to Indian cosplayers! In addition to being the grand prize winners of our city-wise cosplay contests, the 10 finalists are in the running to become the national champion and represent India at our sister show, Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo 2016!”

“We hope to continue expanding this championship further each year and grow the cosplay community in the country”, he added.

‘Indian Championships of Cosplay’ is the first-of-its-kind national championship of cosplay, which brings the best & brightest cosplayers from across India i.e. the Grand prize winners of Cosplay Contest of Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi and Mumbai Comic Cons 2015, to a single platform to compete and represent the country at the Annual Crown Championships of Cosplay at Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo!  

A total of 10 finalists will be competing for the championship. The nominations have been announced and votings are open at, where fans can vote for their favourite cosplayer. Fans can find a pitch from each finalist on the website, in the form of images, videos and write up about the finalist to know each contender better.

Once selected, the Indian champion qualifies directly into the championship round of crown championship of Cosplay at C2E2 2016, the most prestigious cosplay competition in the world. The Indian Champion will be representing Comic Con India as a regional champion against champions from US, Australia, Europe.

​Voting for the competition closes on Jan 24. The winner will be announced the next day i.e. Jan 26, on the website and all social media pages of Comic Con India.

‘Indian Championships of Cosplay’ is the first -of-its-kind national championship of cosplay, which brings the best and brightest cosplayers from across India.

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