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Cosplay at DreamHack have a short but really great history. We started with our cosplay activities at DreamHack Summer 2014 and we was really amazed by the quality of the costumes and the amount of fabulous creations that was showed on the main stage during the events in 2014. Today we are very are happy to announce and open the applications for DreamHack Cosplay Championship at DreamHack Summer 2015. The DreamHack Cosplay Championship will feature a 25 000 SEK prize pool and be judged by Yaya Han, the world famous, international costume designer & artists. The DreamHack Summer 2015 Cosplay Championship will be held on DreamHack Main Stage in Hall D in front of at least 5000 people in the audience.


Yaya Han

Yaya Han, world famous, international costume designer, artist & widely recognised Ambassador for cosplay is returning to DreamHack for more of our fantastic cosplay. Yaya Han is a US-based costume designer, model and cosplay entertainer with over a decade of experience. After discovering cosplay in 1999, she quickly absorbed the heart and soul of costume design and creation. To this day Yaya has made over 300 costumes in the genres of anime/manga, comic books, video games, sci-fi and her own original designs.

Over the years, Yaya has build a successful business in the cosplay community, creating a popular cosplay accessories line that is available online and at conventions, as well as her line of Yaya Han Brand merchandising. Her intricate and lavish creations have won awards and acclaim nationwide, and she has been invited to appear as a Guest, Panelist, Judge, Performer and Host to hundreds of conventions and events all over the world. Yaya’s impact on the world of cosplay has been so great that she has been a Guest Judge on 3 seasons of TBS TV Network’s “King of the Nerds” competition show, featured in a documentary about cosplay called “Cosplay – Crafting a Secret Identity”, as well as starred in the Syfy (Space) TV Network Docu-Series “Heroes of Cosplay”.

Yaya Han will be the judge of the DreamHack Summer 2015 Cosplay Championship.


Competition: DreamHack Summer 2015 Cosplay Championship
No of participants: Max 80
Prize Purse: 25 000 SEK
1. 15 000 SEK
2. 7 000 SEK
3. 3 000 SEK



13:00 – Cosplay contestant check in opens.
13:30 – Cosplay contestants mingle with Yaya Han.
14:30 – Cosplay parade. From Lobby Syd to Main Stage Hall D.
16:00 – DreamHack Cosplay Championship & show stars, Main Stage, Hall D.
18:00 – DreamHack Cosplay Championship prize ceremony, Main Stage, Hall D.
17:30 – DreamHack Cosplay winner photo-shoot together with Yaya Han.
20:00 – Meet-and greet with Yaya Han. Fan Area, Lobby syd.


- A message from Yaya Han
- Cosplay World Masters preliminaries
- The Cosplay Schedule
- DreamHack Cosplay performance
- Welcome back to DreamHack Yaya Han
- DreamHack Summer 2015 Cosplay Championship Announcement

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