We will be hosting several competitions at Abunai! 2017, which you can either attend as a contestant or visit as a spectator. If a new competition is added, we will make this known through an announcement, so please keep an eye on our website or Facebook page for updates.
To find out more about a competition, such as rules, how to sign up or how selection is done, simply click on the title of the competition (red text). You will find a full description of the competition, the rules and how to sign up on the following page.
The runway is a quick walk on competition where contestants can show of their creation to the judges by walking on in character, Pose, make a 360 view and walk off in a time frame of max 30 seconds.
Want to try something more elaborate? Have a go at the Cosplay Act competition. This event focuses on your act and not so much on your costume. So, if you have more confidence in your acting, go for this! Groups (2+ people) are more than welcome in this competition.
Visit the Cosplay act competition page for more info and the rules and requirements to sign up.
One of the returning competitions is the Abunai Hallway Competition. You can visit selected cosplayers who will judge you costume and give you advice on how to improve your skills and if you should have a go at the stage competitions. This friendly competition aims to help starting cosplayers (cosplayers who haven’t entered or won a competition before). You can only win a prize if you are in this category. If you enter the competition without meeting the criteria, then you can always get advice.
International Cosplay Competitions
A completely new competition will have prelims at Abunai!con 2017! The International Cosplay League is a new international (duh!) competition in Madrid, Spain. The finals will be in the end of September, so be prepared to travel pretty soon after our preliminary round!
The solo’s will be focusing completely on the costume. No act is allowed! Just pose and show us your best work!
Brand new prelims at Abunai!2017 appear!
Here you find the rules for the duo acts for the International Cosplay League preliminaries. You will be judged on costume (50%) and act (50%).
In 2017 Abunai!con will host the Dutch preliminaries for Eurocos!
Have fun while preparing for this great show and maybe you will go to the United Kingdom to represent the Netherlands!
Other Competitions (Sign-up Required)
The AMV competition is an open competition that anyone interested in making Anime Music Video’s can join. All entries will be judged by a panel of AMV critics and veteran editors and the best entries will be shown to the audience. Don’t miss your chance to watch your own creation on the big screen with high quality sound in our Main Stage, or just take a seat to find out who takes the first place this year! For the rules of the competition and details on how to sign up, please visit the AMV Competition page.
In this Cosplay Music Video competition you create your own music video for a chosen song using your own cosplay footage. Anime, Manga stills, (fan)art, game footage or anything else Japan related may be included, but keep in mind that CMVs are focused on “cosplay” and “music”. Your cosplay footage has to form the core of the video. The music can be of any source (Japanese or not). For the rules of the competition and details on how to sign up, please visit the CMV Competition page.
FanDubFans will be hosting the Take Two fandubbing competition. Ambitious voice actors gather to compete with each other to win awesome prizes and the coveted grand trophy! Who is the best fan-dubber of 2017? You will need to sign-up online.
Soramimi Karaoke will host the Abunai! 2017 karaoke competition. Sing your favorite J-pop, Anime or Game song and let the jury judge your singing skills. You need to sign-up in advance to enter this competition. It is not possible to sign-up at the convention!
Other Competitions (No Sign-up Required)
Go Tournament by Go Club Senki
Put your Go skills to the test in a small 9×9 tournament. This small tournament is welcome to all: young, old, beginners, advanced players – you’re all welcome! If you don’t know the rules of Go, stop by earlier to get a crash course by the event organizer. Will you make the divine move?
Othello, also known as Reversi, takes a minute to learn but a lifetime to master. This tactical and strategical board game has its roots in ancient China or Japan. Come to our tournament and outwit other players.
Jan-Ken-Pon by Kinjin Events
Jan-Ken-Pon is Japanese for Rock-Paper-Scissors. In this tournament, your reflexes, speed, luck and judgment skills are put to the test! New rules, more variation and several challenges make the tournament even more exciting. Will you become the new Jan-Ken-Pon champion?