Anyone with a Bandori.Party account! We believe that cosplay is for everyone, so we’re putting no restrictions on entrants.
Q. Can I submit a photo of someone else wearing a cosplay?
If you took the photo and have the permission, then yes! We understand that some people are better with lenses, and other wigs. If you were involved with the shooting of the cosplay and have permission (either wearing or photographing), we’ll gladly accept it.
Note: If there are any other people clearly visible in the photo, they must give their consent too, or else be blurred out
Q. What characters can I cosplay?
Any form of a character from the entire BanG Dream! franchise. While the 25 main girls in GBP are the standard example, you could also try for Raychell, Debeko, the Suits, etc. We allow gender-bending and other creative takes on the characters too, so feel free to let your creativity soar!
(Also if anyone wants to cosplay our mascot Kanae, we’ll accept those entries too)
Q. Is there a theme?
Nope! This contest is being held for Halloween, but we don’t require the cosplay to fit the season. Make your cosplay theme whatever you think would be the most fun!
Q. What do you count as a “cosplay”?
Anything that you believe captures the essence of a certain character and is worn by someone (or similar, like a mannequin) in a photo counts! If you’re short on cash or not confident in your abilities to sew outfits, feel free to get creative! The cosplay doesn’t have to be a complete outfit either, so feel free to focus on just a dress, or making your face just as Bushido as Eve!
Q. What if my cosplay isn’t done before the deadline?
If you believe that what you currently have still follows our definition of a cosplay, then you’re free to submit it! You’re allowed to edit your activity mid-contest too, so you can share your whole cosplay journey with us if you want. We and the rest of the community would love to see all that you’ve done, so feel free to post your WIPs too.
Q. What type of photo is needed of the cosplay?
Any appropriate photo of the cosplay being worn that wasn’t already used on a Circles website or contest is acceptable! You can shoot it with a macro, a long-focus lens, your phone, your tablet, kindle, etc. Any location will work for the photo, and we’ll allow you to moderate post-processing to your photo too! We want the integrity of the original photo to be intact, but feel free to add that extra little flair to make your photo truly shine.
Q. Am I allowed to showcase multiple cosplays?
Of course! We suggest posting them in the same activity, but you’re free to make multiple entries as long as each features a separate cosplay.
Q. Are we allowed to promote entries on other social media?
We encourage this! More promotion equals more people discovering beautiful cosplays made by this wonderful community, so we are totally cool with you promoting entries! As long as you don’t try to unfaithfully manipulate entries (ex. “I’ll give you a dollar for a like”), we’ll be all for it.
Q. Do I need to give my physical address to receive a prize?
We only need your physical address for physical prizes. We have digital prizes available for those who would prefer not to give out this info.
Q. How many prizes can I win overall?
You can only win 1 prize overall, even if you make multiple entries or succeed in multiple categories. These contests are about connecting and having fun with the community (instead of having your "eye on the prize") so we limit this.
Q. Who is suzusparkle?
suzusparkle is a talented BanG Dream! cosplayer who has been invited to be our guest judge for this contest! Using her experience in the world of cosplay, she’ll give the entries a special perspective, and will assist us in deciding a winner.
Hi! I'm just bored, i'm gonna upload my collab draw with my friend here. I'm waiting for her draw now :3. I know the anatomy is weird :". I'm still learning T-T. And this is bring it on oc collab, she want my oc to be rin and her oc len. Please don't bully me- (sorry my english is bad :" )
Since the first moment I saw this card, I wished I could cosplay it <3
Hi everyone! This is my entry for Cosparty 2018, My name is Marla, but like to be called Thabasa. Maybe I’ve been waiting this for a really long time hehehe
This cosplay was made by this dates but in the past year, I wore it for the first time in the anime convention TNT of November 2017 here in Mexico.
By that time the new Afterglow set came up, with the ghost-halloween theme and I really loved it so much, it captivate my eye so fast that I couldn’t help falling in love with Himari even more.
Himari was my favorite character since I started playing, but with this new costume it was just time for me to go in an uncontrollable rush for making cosplay of it. By that time there weren’t cosplayers that knew Bang Dream! at all , even the game was really unknown by most of the people here.
I bought some fabric, chains and EVA foam. I made the skirt and coat piece by piece, burning every edge of it to make the torn shape of it. The top part was a little laborious but I made it! And finally the details and chains was the funniest part, painting everything and giving shape is really enjoyable for me.
This was the first time I wore this cosplay, it needed more details but I really had fun, I got the help of my boyfriend getting a bass for me, it really felt so real! <3 Even though no one knew who I was cosplaying or showed interest in it, I was living my dream of being Himari for a day. She has been always so protective, patient, childish, and many other things I can really relate to any aspect of her in life and her role in her group of friends, it was so grateful to be “part of her” for a little time.
This are some picture I get months after the convention, I added some details and stylized the wig correctly. I really put so much effort in this costume and I’m really proud of the results, because it was all of my work for making my dream come true, and it really happened to be real! <3
Thank you for reading all my process, I really appreciate it and if you would like to see my other works I have a Facebook page: www.facebook.com/thabcosplay
I plan to make more and more Bang Dream! Cosplay, and I hope I could find more people to make group cosplay with me! <3
I want to share with you my Kanon cosplay which I made myself. It was a big challenge and I need to remake some parts, but overall I'm really proud of it haha
Now I am making Aya-o-Lantern costume and I hope I will finish it before Halloween. I'm thinking about starting wip-thread here :'3
Hello everyone ! I’m Mai !!! My favorite band is POPIPA and my favorite lady of all is Aya 💕💕💕💕👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼
I danced Shuwarin Dreamin 💎 in a convention , with this costume ☺️
@maicosplay_ in IG for more I guess ( ^ω^ )
also forgive me for spamming our community TvT I’m not quite skilled in adding multiple photos in one post :( Plus I’ve been doing paperworks for school entry and legal stuff for three weeks now I really needed the comfort cosplay gives (๑╹ω╹๑ )
Hello everyone ! I’m Mai !!! My favorite group is POPIPA and my favorite lady is Aya , closely followed by Himari :3
My great friends from cosplay band Solacia got me into Bang Dream and I started off with the anime , being the basic weeb that I am hehe , there I found love in Kasumi and Arisa 💕 and whether I believe it or not , I am actually playing the game now. I don’t know how some buttons work yet but I’m getting there 💪 When I tried playing for the first time , the first card I got was Hagumi and that actually encouraged me to see the game more.
Also I want to greet Himari a very happy birthday 💕💗 I love ladies who can be gentlemen as well and that’s where I can identify with her the most.
Attached photos are my try at Himari. It’s the quickest I made , under two-three days. I would attach WIP photo but I’m not sure if I’d like to show my mess hehe maybe see at IG @maicosplay_ :)
Photo by : Prince Photography / @pkanda9
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CHU2!!!! 🥺🥺💕💕💕 this little gremlin means an absolute ton to me! Me and her are so extremely similar, watching her grow and her struggles really hits home in a way that comforts me so much. I doubt I’ll be able to convey my love for her here but wow I’m grateful for her and I love to cosplay her sm so happy birthday Chiyu 💕
(on a side note my birthday was yesterday too and my friends all got me a packet of jerky each as a joke 😭 I love having my bday so close to hers)