One of the highlights of MCM Comic Con London has to be the Cosplay Central Crown Championships.

MCM Comic Con is many things to many people, a place to meet the stars, share your passion with fellow fans and so much more. It offers something for everyone while always having been a hub for cosplay. Whether it be the dozens of cosplay meet-ups or the amateur and professional level cosplay events organized by the Con. Cosplay is synonymous with MCM Comic Con. Cosplayers have their own station at the event where they can have their outfits repaired.

The new Cosplay Central Crown Championships is the merger between both the EuroCosplay Championships and the Crown Championships of Cosplay. These events were the previous European and North American based Cosplay circuits respectively while the new competition is now global and therefore offers qualifying events around the world:

Cosplay Central Crown Championship
Qualifying Events 01

Qualifying Events

  • Africa
  • Where: Comic Con Africa, Johannesburg
  • When: 22-25 September 2022
  • Open to: Residents of any African country
  • Find out more: Comic Con Africa website
  • Finland
  • Where: Desucon, Lahti, Finland
  • When: 17 – 19 June 2022
  • Open to: Residents of Finland
  • Find out more: Desucon website
  • Baltic Region
  • Where: UniCon, Latvia
  • When: 20 – 21 August 2022
  • Open to: Residents of Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia
  • Find out more: Unicon website
  • Hungary
  • Where: MondoCon, Budapest, Hungary
  • When: 19 – 20 March 2022
  • Open to: Residents of any country without a selection event of their own
  • Find out more: Mondocon website
  • UK
  • Where: MCM London Comic Con
  • When: 27 – 29 May 2022
  • Open to: Residents of UK and Ireland
  • Find out more: MCM Comic Con website
  • USA
  • Regional preliminary and USA Final
  • Where: C2E2, Chicago
  • When: 5 – 7 August 2022
  • Open to: Residents of USA, Mexico, Canada
  • Find out more: C2E2 website
  • Poland
  • Where: Magnificon, Kraków, Poland
  • When: 27th-29th May 2022
  • Open to: Residents of any country without a selection event of their own
  • Find out more: Magnificon organizers page
  • The Netherlands
  • Where: Animecon, Rijswijk, The Netherlands
  • When: 10 – 13 June 2022
  • Open to: Residents of Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg
  • Find out more: Animecon website


10 Finalists made their way to ExCel London from around the world. That Hashtag Show armed with my amateur photography skills captured what it was like to be there. Take a look at the photos below.

Jack-of-all-trades Vega

Jack-of-all-trades Vega as Human Ranger from Guild Wars 2

Pro of Pros and Cons Cosplay
  • Pinyamiu as Zelda from Breath of the wild
Amazonian Cospay


Opiekun finished in 3rd place

3rd Place – OpieKun

2nd place – Jack-of-all-trades Vega

Amazonian Cosplay – Champion

Crown Champion: Amazonian Cosplay

Fans won’t have to wait long for more cosplay competitions as MCM Comic Con Birmingham will serve as a qualifying event for the next Championships.