Copenhagen Games

Countdown to the Cosplay Competition

Elizahr // 6 months ago

The countdown to Copenhagen Games 2019 has officially begun with less than 48 hours until the event commences on Wednesday.

One of the exciting activities on the schedule this year is our cosplay competition. Here, you get to experience the most awesome costumes crafted by the cosplayers themselves. Even if you have never heard of or seen cosplayers before, it is always a spectacular experience to be part of. 

The cosplay competition will be held Friday the 19th of April on Stage C from 19:00-22:00 CEST. Pre-judging starts at 18:00 CEST. Also remember that entry is free for all the cosplayers who are wearing their cosplay outfits while visiting Copenhagen Games during the entire event.


The house judges

This year, we have three experienced house judges who have a great amount of cosplay experience. The judges will determine the top 3 best cosplays and give out prizes of a total of 3000 DKK. The prize pool will be distributed as follows:

  1. 1.500 DKK
  2. 1.000 DKK
  3. 500 DKK


Please welcome our three house judges:

  • Lisbeth Sørensen AKA LightSpeed Cosplay
  • Daniel Høgh AKA Brother Boltshells
  • Freja Andersen AKA Gingerexplosion Cosplay

LightSpeed Cosplay

“Hi I am LightSpeed Cosplay. I have cosplayed since 2010-11 and always crafted them myself. I started competing on the basis of friends telling me I just had to sign up with a cosplay I had just made, and so I did in 2014. After that I have been in several competitions: NCC, DCC, C4 etc, and I have been a judge of some competitions as well. I enjoy it a lot based on the fun being backstage, seeing the many great cosplays and hearing how and why they do it. My main skill is based on sowing and embroidery, but I do work a lot with worbla, pain, leather, wood and find solutions to fixing odd problems in cosplay making. I am really looking forward to seeing all of you and your work!”

Brother Boltshells


“Ahoy! My name is Daniel, also known as Brother Boltshells in the Cosplay community. I have worked with costumes and props since 2007, but I really only joined the cosplay community at vscon in 2011. In the past I have done a lot of Live Roleplay, and to this day I still love playing a role and tell a story through the work I do. Back in 2013-17 I was the drive behind an event team. We did displays, workshops and panels at various events in Denmark. From the beginning of my cosplay designs, I made massive costumes, which have since become my trademark. Throughout the years I have worked with a lot of different materials, but my favorite is still a big pile of EVA foam. I am a great supporter of freehand work, care for details, and thinking outside the box. In 2018 I attended 11 conventions around Europe and have more or less seen everything. I have talked to all sorts of different people, and got inspiration for new techniques, methods and ideas. I am really looking forward to being a judge at Copenhagen Games, and I look forward to meeting all the cosplayers at the event.”

Gingerexplosion Cosplay


"Hello there! My name is Freja aka Gingerexplosion Cosplay. I’ve been making my own costumes since 2012, but I started cosplaying in 2010 and since then I have recreated outfits from animes, comics and especially my favourite video games. I am an educated tailor and love to geek around with different sewing techniques and picking out the appropriate fabric for the costumes I make, to match the era, the original artist’s vision and what would be realistic. My expertise lies in all clothes related things, including embroidery and hand sewing as well as 3D printing and traditional prop making. I can’t wait to see you all and your costumes!"


Remember, all cosplayers in costumes get free entry all four days of the Copenhagen Games event. Even if you are not interested in participating in the cosplay competition, your free admission still applies the entire event.