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ECG - European Cosplay Gathering 2014

Published on 05/09/2013 - Edition 2013

In 2014, cosplay goes on conquering Europe: the ECG is back on track in 11 European countries and great finals announced as an awesome firework for the 15th anniversary of Comic Con' Paris Season 6!

The ECG Season 3 winners at Comic Con' Paris Season 5:
the French group entrants (Monster Hunter 4) & the Polish solo entrant (Zangeki no Reginliev)


European Cosplay Gathering


In July 2011, the European Cosplay Gathering, ECG for short, went through the finals of its first edition. This big European cosplay contest is on again with a great tour of Europe during which cosplayers are selected to take part in the finals set at Comic Con' Paris in July 2014.

3 or 4 participants are chosen in each of the following 11 countries: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

The ECG allows the entrants to parade on the biggest cosplay stage in Europe, the main stage of Comic Con' Paris, in front of 15.000 people. More than a mere cosplay show, the ECG finals are a masterpiece!

Japan Expo is both the last step of the ECG with the finals of the contest and the beginning of the next edition with the French selections.



The selection European tour


France: Comic Con' Paris Season 5
July 3-6, 2013 in Paris-Nord Villepinte

  • Group: Ludovic L., Sophie F., and Valérie F. in costumes from Final Fantasy VI
  • Solo: Claire M. as Lady Sylvanas in World of Warcraft

UK: Hyper Japan
July 26-28, 2013 in London

  • Group: Benjamin H. and Laura S. in costumes from Snow White and the Huntsman
  • Solo: Alexandra R. as Princess Tutu

© Photography by Ian B.

Portugal: Anifest
September 21-22, 2013 in Lisboa


Portugal: Anifest
September 21-22, 2013 in Lisboa

  • Group: Flavia C. and Leandro F. in costumes from Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles
  • Solo: Inès S. as Chandra from Magic the Gathering

© Benjamin Zafrany

Belgium: Japan Expo Belgium Volume 3
November 1-3, 2013 in Brussels

Spain: Salon Del Manga Barcelona
October 31 - November 3, 2013 in Barcelona

Italy: Lucca Comics & Games
October 31 - November 3, 2013 in Lucca

Poland: Mokon 4
December 14-15, 2013 in Warsaw

Germany: Leipzig Buchmesse
March 13-16, 2014 in Leipzig

Danemark: J-Popcon
March 28-30, 2014 in Copenhagen

Switzerland: Polymanga
March 2013 in Montreux

Netherlands: Animecon
June 13-15, 2014 in The Hague