NOTE: Those wanting to partake in the walk-on portion register at the contest booth. Walk-on participants will also only be eligible for prizes in the walk-on category.NOTE: Contestants may be moved to different divisions based on experience.
Contestants will be judged on a point scale by the judges on three criteria:
Craftsmanship – how the entrant made their costume, use of materials and creativity
Likeness/Detail – how close the contestant resembles the character they are cosplaying/detail on costume
Presentation – stage presence!
Judging will take place in the designated costume contest room. Contestants will be given a maximum of 5 minutes with the judges to be pre-judged.
Contestants are asked to arrive at the designated area ONE (1) hour before the contest begins. Failure to arrive on time can result in disqualification from the contest! Only contestants will be allowed into the event at this time. Anyone additional must be given the OK by contest organizer.
At this time, the organizer will introduce emcee, judges, line contestants up by division and give additional instruction for the on-stage portion of the contest.
Contestants will be introduced on stage by the emcee, who will announce their name, character and where the character is from. In addition, the emcee with question the entrants about their costume.
Profanity or statements regarding religious, political or any activities that are deemed unsafe will result in disqualification.
Contestants will have a maximum of ONE (1) minute on the stage.
NOTE: You do not provide music or CDs for this.
Surprise the audience and judges but don’t surprise the contest organizer!
If you would like to do something special on stage, please coordinate with host and organizer beforehand
Once the last contestant has exited the stage, the judges will deliberate and the walk-on portion will begin during this time.
Entrants in the walk-on portion will have a maximum of 10 seconds on stage.
Each entrant will pose in the marked spot on stage then exit opposite where they entered on.
Winners in this category will be based on applause and costume likeness, so entertain the audience!
Once the walk-on portion has finished, winners will be announced.
Prizes will be awarded for the following:
BEST IN SHOW
Best Masters Division
Best Journeyman Division
Best Novice Division
Best Youth Division
Best Group Division
For any questions or inquiries, please email Pat at firstname.lastname@example.org