The Cosplay Competition is an event where people of different skill sets and backgrounds get to show off their costuming skills and have a chance to compete for prizes.
This section is for anyone ages 12 and under. It will not be judged and thus will not be awarded rankings. Homemade and bought costumes alike are welcome. Applications for this section must be filled out by the contestant's parent/guardian. We will require all participants in this section arrive at latest 30 minutes prior to the scheduled time for the competition.
This section is for anyone age 13 or older who either have not made/altered any aspect of their costumes, or do not wish to be judged. This is your time to show off your costume to the entirety of the con. This section will not be judged and thus will not be awarded prizes.
We will require all participants in this section arrive at latest 30 minutes prior to the scheduled time for the competition.
This section is for people of the age 13 or older who have made or altered at least 30% of their costume. This is for competitors who see themselves as more casual in the cosplay scene, but still work on their cosplay. These contestants should bring printed reference photos. This section will be judged. Because of this, we require all participants in this section to sign up for a judging time.
This section is for people of the age 13 or older who Have made or altered at least 70% of their costume. This section is for competitors who see themselves as more competitive and experienced in cosplaying. Cosplayers in this section should bring reference photos and similar supplements to assist in judging (eg. Swatches, progress photos, sketches, and so on). This section will be judged. because of this, We will require all participants in this section to sign up for a judging time.
ALL APPLICANTS FOR THIS SECTION MUST APPLY ONLINE
All children under the age of 13 automatically are put into the CHILDRENS category.
For anyone 13 or over, it depends on the cosplay:
No. Children are never judged, and the adults have a category called "Exhibition" were they can show off their costume without judging.
To qualify for a judged section (Beginner or Expert) you will have to have made or modified at least 30% of your costume. Otherwise, you don't have to make it yourself.
Only entries in the Master's category required to sign up online.
If you are entering the Beginners category a judging time slot IS REQUIRED and they are first come, first serve. That means signing up early might be a good idea.
We understand that life is unexpected, so if something comes up or there is a change of plans, please get in contact with us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can work around whatever is needed.
Childrens. Exhibition, and Beginners entries are welcome to sign up in person at the convention if there is any space left. HOWEVER Masters entries are required to be entered online beforehand.
If you just need to make repairs, we carry tools at the cosplay table to help.
If you think you can't fix it in time for either the judging, rehearsal, or the competition, talk to the cosplay desk. We will work to adjust the schedule to give you extra time to fix it.