Cosplay Contest

Anime Apocalypse is proud to bring back the Cosplay Contest! The Cosplay Contest is a craftsmanship award show, with a pre-judging session and a catwalk/skit display. Check in at the Anime Apocalypse Customer Service Desk to sign up for pre-judging. Pre-judging will be held in the Sage room of the Hyatt on Saturday between 1pm  and 6pm.

*If you would like to participate in the Cosplay Contest, please submit your Cosplay Contest Contestant Application. The application process will be open through December 31st, 2015.

Anime Apocalypse Cosplay Contest Rules and Regulations

Contestants can only enter in one category. (Junior, Novice – solo, Novice – Group, Master – Solo, Master – Group) Due to the unpredictable size of groups, a prize for each member cannot be guaranteed.

No skits during pre-judging. pre-judging is intended for close up inspection of costumes. If you are performing a skit (group only), you will be prompted to explain what needs you have for your skit. (i.e. MC narration, cd player/mp3 player/aux cable input, etc.)

Microphones will not be given to contestants. A prerecording of any dialogue is highly recommended so that all attendees may hear your hard work. An MC will be available to give a brief and simple narrative description ONLY.

No nudity. No costume is no costume.

No profanity allowed on stage. That includes messages on signs or clothes. Anyone who violates this may be disqualified from the competition.

No political or religious statement during the catwalk. Anyone who violates this may be disqualified from the competition.

Do not use any sort of projectile at all! Nothing must leave your person while you are on Sateg. Anyone who violates this rule may be disqualified from the competition and may be asked to leave the convention premises.

No flashpots, explosive devices, or similar special effects are to be used. Anyone who violates this rule may be disqualified from the competition and may be asked to leave the convention premises.

All prop weapons must conform to the Anime Apocalypse Weapons Policy, which is as follows: All weapons must be non-working. No live steel. No functioning projectile weapons – including water pistols, silly-string guns, and ping-pong pistols. No clowning around or showing off in the common areas. Any weapon used in an offensive manner will be confiscated. Anyone who violates this rule may be disqualified from the competition and may be asked to leave the convention premises. Any and all firearms must be marked with an “orange tip” for use in the Cosplay Contest – these firearms are not permitted outside of the cosplay contest and must be checked prior to pre-judging by staff at the Customer Service Desk. Use your best judgement; we would like to continue allowing “orange tipped” firearms in our Cosplay Contest.

All applications must be submitted prior to pre-judging, Saturday between 1pm and 6pm in the Sage room at the Hyatt.

To be judged for accuracy a visual reference, preferably a front and back color photo on paper, can be turned in at pre-judging. Electronic media (i.e. CDs) will not be accepted nor will bringing a laptop or video device (i.e. iPods) to pre-judging. This is not required. However, you may not be eligible for accuracy points if the judges are not familiar enough with your character.

All judging will be done before the showing, off-stage.

Costumes must be self-contained.

Do not enter or exit the stage except at the designated points.

Each contestant may only enter one costume into competition.

Large elaborate costumes must be handled by the contestant and/or assistants the contestant brings to help. Anime Apocalypse will not be able to provide assistants.

3 thoughts on “Cosplay Contest

  1. I have a question, Is there a fee for this contest? I am wanting to apply but I’m looking to see what all I have to do. Thank you.

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