VideoGame News: Cosplay To be Huge Feature of EGX 2016

EGX 2016

EGX, the UK’s biggest games event, and European Cosplay Gathering (ECG), Europe’s premier cosplay competition, are delighted to announce that the ECG UK Preliminaries will return to EGX as a key part of the event’s comprehensive cosplay offering.

European Cosplay Gathering is one of Europe’s largest cosplay competitions, attracting the continent’s best cosplayers and over 15,000 eager spectators to its grand final at Japan Expo in Paris every July. ECG brought the UK preliminary qualifiers to EGX for the first time in 2015 to resounding success. A packed audience witnessed some of the most creative cosplay ever seen at EGX with the eventual winner collecting an all-expenses paid trip to the ECG finals.

The ECG UK Preliminaries will take place on Sunday 25th September and are open to all UK passport-holders and permanent residents aged 17 and over. The competition welcomes all styles of cosplay including gaming and anime. The best-placed individual and winning group will go on to represent the UK at the ECG finals during Japan Expo in Paris in the summer of 2017. Those looking to enter the ECG UK Preliminaries will be able to register via the following page on the EGX website from the 24th July –

EGX 2016 is set to feature the largest cosplay area in the event’s history with an expanded stage build, more audience seating than ever before and a dedicated workshop space featuring talks and demonstrations by cosplay experts. Zonic Productions will be curating a full schedule of cosplay events throughout all four days of EGX including workshops, competitions and masquerades.

On Saturday 24th September, the stage will host the EGX Cosplay Championship, the UK gaming community’s biggest cosplay contest. A panel of expert judges will pick the winning entrants who will collect some fantastic prizes, the details of which will be announced closer to the time. More information on the entry requirements will be available on the EGX website – or by emailing .

For more information about the European Cosplay Gathering, please visit the following links:

ECG website:
ECG Facebook:
ECG Team UK Facebook:

For general information on cosplay at EGX, please visit the EGX website – or email . A full schedule of talks, masquerades and competitions will be added to EGX site in the coming weeks.

EGX 2016 takes place at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham from the 22nd to 25th September. Super passes and early entry tickets have now sold out but day tickets are still available for all four days –


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