Cosplay guests

Keep an eye on this page to see which cosplay experts will be coming to Ghent!

Cosplay shows


The ECG (European Cosplay Gathering) is once again holding its preselections at FACTS! In this competition, the best of the best will battle it out in spectacular cosplay performances. The winners will represent Belgium in the international ECG finals.

  • Usually not for beginners
  • Be sure to read the specific ECG Rules (soon)


The traditional FACTS Cosplay Contest, as FACTS has been doing so many years now. Grab your moment to shine on stage and show the audience what you’ve got!

  • Solo, small groups, short acts and competition
  • Any experience allowed
  • More info through the button below


A few times each day, cosplayers of the same fandom gather in the center of Hall 1 and march together on the mini-catwalk. It’s perfect for photo opportunities and everyone will get to see you at your best. No prizes, just fun!

All you need to do for this one is show up at the right time in the middle of Hall 1, at the catwalk. You can’t miss it.


In the FACTS Cosplay Catwalk show, you’ll get to show off your cosplay 

  • All fandom categories
  • On the big stage
  • Ideal for a first big stage experience
  • Any experience level allowed
  • Registration at the booth of BeCosplay in the morning. Be quick, places are limited!

Cosplay workshops & panels

Looking to take your first steps into the cosplay world,
or perfect your cosplay crafts?
Then head to the workshops and panels hosted by countless cosplay veterans, coming to talk about and show their various skills in interesting sessions.

Cosplay fanclubs


In the FACTS Fan Village, loads of different fan clubs get together to share their passions with you, often in the form of cosplay and awesome picture moments in nostalgic sets and with amazingly detailed props.

Mandalorians, Jedi, Sith, DC Comics characters, Disney princesses, Star Trek, Harry Potter students, you can see it all here.

Cosplay tips

Header Cosplay Tutorials By the FACTS Cosplay Community Part 1

Easy Cosplay DIY: Tutorials for Painting and constructing cosplay props

Looking to improve your cosplay skills? Then check out these tutorials of respected and experienced Belgian cosplayers! From realistic paint jobs and the illusion of metal to making huge light cosplay props, you can find invaluable cosplay tips and tricks here. MistVein Cosplay: big props & little tricks In the following clips, the experienced Belgian

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Cosplay is not consent

A comic con can be exciting and overwhelming if you’ve never been to one before, or don’t visit frequently. The costumes, the atmosphere, the activities,… It’s a godsend for a fan of movies, series, games & comics and it’s ideal for an unforgettable day with a camera.

However, it is important to not to go overboard. Every person in cosplay is exactly just that: a person with their own feelings, wishes and boundaries, who just happens to wear a costume.

So it is very important to lay down some ground rules for interactions with cosplayers and other FACTS fans in the form of the #CosplayIsNotConsent concept, so that everyone can have a great, care-free time together. We’ve broken it down into an easy to remember set of guidelines.

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