Cosplay FAQs

There are a couple differences this year, which are:

1- We are allowing international cosplayers

2- We have the normal competition on Friday the 17th of February, but for the first time in Egypt, and as the second country in Africa, we are having WCS Qualifiers on Saturday the 18th of February.

Deadline to fill in the application is on the 31st of January. It’s the usual process we are all accustomed to.

Just make sure you follow the usual rules in the ruleset, make sure your cosplay is never seen before, on social media or events.

This is serious, people do not understand how serious this rule is and expect to be accepted, please keep this rule in mind. Do. Not. Share. Pictures. Of. Your. Work.

Once you fill in the application, if all is good, then you’ll receive an email confirming your application is accepted after the 1st of February.

Because of the tremendous amount of work and non-stop operations happening in the background for you, the following rule is essential:

Next step, a week before the event, we will get in touch to get a “Proof of Work”, which are pictures of your progress, to guarantee your slot in the competition. If the pictures show less than 75% of the work completed, you will be disqualified. This is non-negotiable.

After that, we’ll see you at the event. Just make sure you read the ruleset.

First off, you have to join the regular competition on Friday the 17th of February and WCS Qualifiers on the 18th of February. Moreover, you have to be a team of two, wearing a cosplay from the same Series/Universe/Game/etc., your cosplays have to be Japanese, both of you have to do a two and a half minutes performance and have to be able to travel in August to Japan.

Only one, the winning team with the top total scores.

Based on those four steps from the Insomnia Egypt Cosplay Competition on the 17th of February: a) Accuracy, b) Craftsmanship, c) Stage readiness, and d) Material choice and is it used properly. Only the Performance score will be used from the WCS Qualifications on the 18th of February. Friday is individual scores, Saturday is team score. Top total scores will proceed.

You cannot join WCS competition individually as it requires teams of two.

No, as the cosplay chosen should be from a Japanese Series/Universe/Game/etc. And both cosplayers have to have it from the same Series/Universe/Game/etc.

No, as the team members should be doing cosplays from the same Japanese Series/Universe/Game/etc.

Yes, joining WCS Egypt Qualifiers is optional. You can join Insomnia Egypt without joining WCS Qualifiers, but not the other way round.

No. You must get creative with a cosplay that was never shown in any event, social media platform or even photographed before. Any evidence submitted that you have will mean immediate disqualification.

Yes. It doesn’t have to be brand new; it just has to be hand made by yourself, from a Japanese Series/Universe/Game/etc., and finally it should be from the same Series/Universe/Game/etc. as your team member.

No, the performance is what matters the most. It is not necessary to create a new cosplay if you simply follow these rules: a) It has to be of your own creation, b) Your cosplay has to be from a Japanese Series/Universe/Game/etc., and finally, c) Your cosplay should be from the same Series/Universe/Game/etc. as your team member’s cosplay.

Yes, as selecting the Egypt representatives (the winning team) to join the WCS will be based on those four steps from the Insomnia Egypt Cosplay Competition on the 17th of February: a) Accuracy, b) Craftsmanship, c) Stage readiness, and d) Material choice and is it used properly. Only the Performance score will be used from the WCS Qualifications on the 18th of February.