About WCS Australia

WCS KangaWorld Cosplay Summit Australia (WCS Australia) is a non-profit organisation which aims to organise all World Cosplay Summit events and promote the love of cosplay in Australia .
WCS Australia was an unofficially entity from 2009 to 2014. In 2015, it became a co-operative, ran by its members.

To become a member is very easy. If you wish to become a member, please visit our membership page.

WCS Australia runs two competitions, the WCS Australian Preliminary Competition at SMASH! and the WKG (Nippon World Karaoke Grand Prix Cosplay) Australian Preliminary Competition at Supanova.

WCS 2013, Team Australia’s performance

The World Cosplay Summit (WCS) is a Competition focused around cosplay (costuming & performance), it is coordinated by WCS inc. The Competition currently unites 28 different countries & invites them to compete against each other every year during Summer in Nagoya, Japan. Australia being one of those countries represented. The current list of countried participating is: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, U.K., Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, United States, Hong Kong, Taiwan, The Philippines, Vietnam, Portugal, and Kuwait.
WCS Australia’s role is we work hard to elect Australia’s best cosplay duo for that year by holding a Pre-selection Round for just Australia, which is currently held at SMASH!(Sydney Manga Anime SHow). With assistance from JAL(Japan Airlines) we arrange the trip overseas for our Australian team to represent Australia on the International stage.
Our committee are focused on fund raising to support our teams on their journey to Japan & with the organisation of events to sponsor them. We also are the only entity that is currently working to support cosplayers in this way within Australia. All our proceeds go towards this goal, to give Australia the best chance of Success & winning the World Cosplay Summit Grand Finals in Nagoya, Japan.

photographed by Tom Solaradt Bungbrakearti. Website: www.solaradt.photography
Team Australia 2016 – Asham & Tsubaki

This is why we need the support of members & sponsors to help & continue to support every new team we send to represent Australia. See our Sponsorship Page if you would like to help.



World Karaoke Grand Prix (WKG) is a competition also hosted by Live Dam & coordinated by TV Aichi. WKG is a singing competition, that focuses on Karaoke, Perfomance & costume. Entrants are selected from around the World with currently 15 countries being represented, Australia being one of them. One Representative from each country is selected to compete in the Grand Prix Final held in Nagoya, Japan, along side the WCS events.
We at WCS Australia, through the Support of Supanova Pop Culture Expo, arrange the Australian selection round & provide the opportunity for one talented Australian Singer to win a trip to Japan. We organise this yearly.

2015 WKG Australia Representative – Ingrid Barnes

This is why we need the support of members & sponsors to help & continue to support every new singer we send to represent Australia. See our Sponsorship Page if you would like to help.

If you would like to sponsor, or simply ask us a question, please leave us a comment on our contact us page.



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