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ECG - European Cosplay Gathering 2012

Published on 10/11/2011 - Edition 2012

In 2011, Cosplay went to conquer Europe with the European Cosplay Gathering!! And the contest keeps going on in 2012 with selections in 10 European countries and fireworks-like finals at Japan Expo 13th Impact!

© Damien BOREL www.boblastic.com
The winners of the ECG 1st edition at à Japan Expo 12th Impact:
Ana S. and Leandro M., Portugal (for groups), with costumes from
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles
Elena d’A., Italy (for solos), with a costume from the game
Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core




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 Japan Expo in July 2012.

3 or 4 participants are chosen in each of the following 10 countries: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

The ECG allows the selected Cosplayers to parade on the biggest Cosplay stage in Europe, which is the main stage of Japan Expo, 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.


European selection tour:

discover the next steps of the tour
and pics of the winners



JAPAN AIRLINES, sponsor of the ECG


AOJI, partner of the ECG


The shows at Japan Expo


2012 finals:
Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 1.00 pm

Main stage
The ECG finals for 2012 take place on the main stage of de Japan Expo 13th Impact. The best European Cosplayers are definitely going to offer a memorable show!

The 2012 solo winner: Germany

Photo © Chris CB

Second: Switzerland

Photo © Chris CB

Third: tie Italy and France

Photos © COOLADN


2012 winners in group: France

Photo © Chris CB

Second: Denmark and Third: Italy

© COOLADN                                                  © Chris CB

French selections for 2013:
Sunday, July 8, 2012 - 2.15 pm

Main stage

Solo winner: Sorceress - Diablo 3

© Audrey Marchand

Group winners: Zangeki no Reginleiv

© Audrey Marchand





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