The Quest for the Global Cosplay Crown comes to Comic Con Africa

Reed Exhibitions Africa, ReedPOP and VS Gaming have announced that the Comic Con Africa in conjunction with GES SA will be hosting African Championship of Cosplay competition at Comic Con Africa. The winner this year will represent Africa in 2019 C2E2 Crown Championship of Cosplay in Chicago – the final round in the Quest for the Crown Cosplay Competition Circuit. There the African champion will battle it out with the best Cosplayers in the world from the United States, Australia, China, Austria, Singapore, Indonesia, India and France.

Cosplay is a term that comes from a combination of the words “costume” and “play”. It gives fans a chance to express their fondness for fictional characters by dressing up and acting like their favourite characters. Over the last three years Cosplay has grown at a significant rate in South Africa and throughout Africa, allowing South African Cosplayers to start to compete at an international standard. This live-action art-form is a ton of fun and we encourage people of all ages, ethnicity, shapes and sizes to join us.

This is the first stop in the “Quest for the Crown,” a global Cosplay competition circuit that celebrates the very best in Cosplay from all over the world. The Comic Con Africa Championships of Cosplay will take place at Comic Con Africa 2018 on the 14th & 15th of September.

All of this will be happening at Cosplay Central at Comic Con Africa 2018, which will be the “cant-miss” destination for Cosplayers and Cosplay fans. For those who don’t want to compete and merely marvel at the spectacular artistry will have the opportunity to meet local and international Cosplayers and even get a chance to have their photo taken, in front of specially designed Cosplay backdrops.


To enter please fill in the online application form:

The Comic Con Africa Championships of Cosplay will be held at Comic Con Africa in 2018. The competition is a craftsmanship award show with a pre-judging session at Comic Con Africa and a stage display. All entries must represent a character or element from pop culture including comic books, movies, television, video games, anime & manga, and fantasy.

We encourage all Cosplayers to enter the competition from novice, beginner and intermediate to masters.

Cosplayers will be competing for the following prizes:

2018 Champions of Cosplay Prizes

2018 Comic Con Africa Overall Champion of Cosplay:

  • One (1) VIP Ticket for C2E2 2019 (held in Chicago, USA);
  • R10 000.00 (ten thousand Rand) Cash;
  • Economy Airfare to Chicago for C2E2 2019;
  • Hotel accommodation for two 2 (two) nights in Chicago for C2E2 2019;
  • Automatic entry into the Final Round of the Crown Championships of Cosplay at C2E2 2019; and
  • A Medal.

2018 Comic Con Africa Champion of the Needlework Division:

  • 2 (two) 3-Day Tickets for Comic Con Africa 2019;
  • R3 500.00 (three thousand five hundred Rand) Cash; and
  • A Medal.

2018 Comic Con Africa Champion of the Armour Division:

  • 2 (two) 3-Day Tickets for Comic Con Africa 2019;
  • R3 500.00 (three thousand five hundred Rand) Cash; and
  • A Medal.

2018 Comic Con Africa Champion of the Construction Division

  • 2 (two) 3-Day Tickets for Comic Con Africa 2019;
  • R3 500.00 (three thousand five hundred Rand) Cash; and
  • A Medal.

2018 Comic Con Africa Champion of the Master Division

  • 2 (two) 3-Day Tickets for Comic Con Africa 2019;
  • R3 500.00 (three thousand five hundred Rand) Cash; and
  • A Medal.


  • Applications will close on August 15, 2018.
  • All payments must be done before August 31, 2018


Please follow the below link for the full terms and conditions regarding the Comic Con Africa Championships of Cosplay.—conditions.html

We dare you to let your inner hero or villain out to play for the day at the 1st Comic Con Africa!

Comic Con Africa will be held from 14 – 16 September 2018 at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit & International Convention Centre. Comic Con Africa is a multi-genre entertainment and comic convention that features comic books, games, arts, movies, pop culture elements and so much more.

More information about autograph sessions as well as ticket pricing will be announced at a later stage.

For more information about Comic Con Africa 2018, please visit:

About Reed Exhibitions Africa

Reed Exhibitions is Southern Africa’s top exhibition organiser and venue management company.  With access to global trade and consumer event organising expertise serving 44 industry sectors, Reed Exhibitions Africaprovide the best platform to showcase all industry sectors.

About ReedPOP

ReedPOP started up back in 2006, and we’ve been on an epic ride ever since! From the very first New York Comic Con to launching and acquiring the coolest events all over the world, we’ve always stayed true to our core beliefs of always putting our fans first, creating killer events and being as transparent and authentic as possible. We try our hardest to bring massive amounts of fun and excitement to the lives of our audience by creating content and experiences that are original, exciting, memorable and exceptionally awesome. We owe a huge thanks to our fans for fuelling this amazing journey that we are on, and we hope that you’ll continue to party with us in the future.

About VS Gaming

Formerly DGL, VS Gaming is South Africa’s largest independent gaming brand and the leading platform for online gaming in Africa. Since 2008, we’ve been devoted to providing regular tournaments and ladders across all major game titles and skill levels, because we’re just as passionate about virtual sports as you are.

As one of the fastest growing digital networks in Africa, we’re here to take local gaming to the next level by providing improved spectator access, increased awareness, education and a fun, social and rewarding environment for both pros and casual gaming enthusiasts.

About GES SA:

Gaming Entertainment Solutions South Africa is an online media company for all geek related news and reviews, over the last three years we have become known to assist with cosplay contests at local events. GES SA is passionate about growing the local cosplay community and promoting the art form. We are always looking at new ways to create more opportunities for local cosplayers to show case their work.

The GES SA team strives to connect with local geek communities to help promote local content and bridge the gap between the publisher and consumer. At GES SA you are more than just an online visitor, you are a member.

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