Cosplayers would not be as famous if it weren’t for the amazing people behind the lenses. These ‘invisible’ people that are able to help cosplayers show the world what they made with hard work, dedication and concentration. The people who truly capture the moment and use their skills to make the best possible picture, all to make the characters come to life. These people are the photographers.

Behind every stunning picture, is a magnificent photographer. Someone with a gift for capturing the magic that surrounds cosplay. Someone who puts time and effort in photos that show the best of cosplayers and their costume. Someone who deserves to be known for their work.

DomoDomo and J-Pop Foundation invite these photographers to enter our 2016 Cosplay Photography Contest. These photographs will be on display on the weekend Anime 2016 takes place. Visitors and a team of expert judges will cast their vote on their favorite photograph.

We are looking for striking images of cosplayers, not just displaying the crafting skills of the cosplayer but also the added value of a good photographer.

Please read the rules and conditions below before submitting any photographs.

The theme for this year will be "All Aboard!". For this theme you should come up with something anime and cosplay related.


You can use the following form to sign up for the Animecon 2016 photography contest.

All photographs will be scaled up or down to fit on A4 paper. The photographs will be printed out by us on special photo paper.
Depending on the submitted photo, this will be printed in either portrait or landscape position.
You are allowed to bring your own copy for us to display, but please inform us beforehand by email if you do so. Also these must be submitted on A4 format, any other format might be cut to fit the frame they’re displayed in or may be disqualified.

Each participant is responsible for providing a valid and printable file.

You can use the following form to sign up for the Animecon 2016 photography contest.

Extra information

- Each entry should be a photograph taken by the participant and may not be published (printed, online or otherwise) before the end of this contest.

- DomoDomo and J-Pop Foundation hold the right to disqualify any picture or participant.

- Participants must be attending "Anime 2016" and must to possess a valid ticket for the festival.
(The staff will check this for all participants.)

- We also appreciate it if each participant is able to attend the closing ceremony, in which the winner of the competition will be announced.

- Upon sending in your photograph a participant agrees that & J-Pop Foundation may freely use the (digital) photograph for future promotion.

-If the photograph contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the photograph, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photograph, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the photograph in the manner set forth in these Official Rules.

- We fully encourage creativity so the pictures may be edited, touched up and special effects may be added for a spectacular result! 


The deadline for the contest will be 31th of May 2016!

If you still have any questions related to the photography contest. Please send this to