Welcome to the World Cosplay Summit USA 2019/2020 Application!


Welcome to the application for the WCS USA Finals competition, hosted at Anime Expo 2019, to select the World Cosplay Summit (WCS) Team USA for 2019 and 2020. The selected teams will represent the United States of America at the World Cosplay Summit Championships in Nagoya, Japan! Please note that this is not the Anime Expo Masquerade, but a separate event being held directly following.


The WCS USA 2019 and 2020 Finals will take place at Anime Expo 2019 on July 6th, 2019 with craftsmanship judging on July 4th and 5th. (July 4, 2019 - July 6, 2019).
Please read carefully the WCS USA 2019 and 2020 Finals Rules here.
Should you still have any questions after reading the rules, please email them to wcsusa@anime-expo.org.

When preparing for WCS USA Finals:

The WCS USA Finals (July 6th, 2019) is very close to the WCS Championship in Japan (July 25 - August 6). In an effort to best prepare teams to be the next WCS Team USA, we will be mirroring the rules for the WCS Championship in Japan, available here.

Before filling out this application, please be aware that:
  • All entries must be teams of two (2) people.
  • No content or source material may be mature (or 18+) audiences only.
  • All applicants must have either proof of permanent residence in the United States, or proof of citizenship available for review by SPJA at Anime Expo.
  • All applicants must be available for the Championships in Japan from July 24, 2019 to August 6, 2019 OR WCS Championship 2020 (Dates TBA)
    *Note: You will only need one set of costumes for the WCS USA Finals (which will become your Championship costumes). The event in Japan will require at least 3 additional costumes supplementary to your Championship costume. A 4th additional costume is recommended but not required.
  • All applicants must be 18 years old or older, to be varified by a government issues ID by SPJA at Anime Expo.
  • All applicants must be aware of and prepared to follow the official WCS rules and regulations listed here.

All fields outlined in red are required.
Note: One of you will be the primary contact. That person must be Competitor 1. All communications will be sent to Competitor 1's email address, and you will be able to update information via logging into the Anime Expo Application system.

New User Details

Competitor 1 Information


Competitor 2 Information


Team Information


Costumes and Performance

It is recommended that you bring at least 3 other costumes for events (Press/Parade/Official Visists). These costumes need to be submitted to WCS Japan shortly after Team USA is selected and will be listed by event for Press Coverage. These costumes are not part of our judging criteria and this section of the form is intended as a tool to help prepare teams for the events in Japan.

Do you have finished costumes or costumes that will be mostly completed before July 6th, 2019 for World Cosplay Summit Events in Japan?
Please list costumes you have completed or plan to have completed for Press/Parade/Official Visit Events: