It’s been in the pipeline for a while, but ICON Comics & Games Convention is now proud to announce – South Africa will be part of the global World Cosplay Summit (WCS) 2018 Championships!

Starting in 2003, in Nagoya, Japan, WCS has grown to become the leading cosplay competition around the world, with a staggering 35 regions competing. The Championship doesn’t just judge the quality of participants’ costumes, but also the art direction and overall performance as cosplayers perform actual routines where they embody their characters.

World Cosplay Summit’s Takagi Yasuhiro said “We are very happy to announce that South Africa will be participating at World Cosplay Summit 2018! It is the first participating country from Africa, and the World Cosplay Summit will become the competition that can finally say that cosplayers gather from all five continents. Find out more information on the ICON CGC website!”

ICON 2018 will serve as the first WCS event on the African continent, with the winners flying to Nagoya City at the end of July to represent SA at this incredible event. More information, including entry packs, coming soon so stay tuned!