Like last year, there will be two divisions: Craftsmanship and the Open Showcase! The awards for both will be announced immediately following the Cosplay Promenade, which is open to any costumed participate who’d like to strut their stuff across our stage!
The Craftsmanship Division is geared toward experienced cosplayers, costumers, prop makers, or artisans with an emphasis that the bulk of the work be handmade by the cosplayer themselves or significantly altered by their own hand (particularly to be considered for something like “Best Prop,” for example).
Entries and judging for your costume for the Craftsmanship division will be held from 4-5pm on Friday and 1-3pm on Saturday and the marked Costume Judging Table across from our main registration table. This gives you a chance to really show off the details of your costume to our judges up close! See below for the award categories! Independent judges have been brought in so that our fan groups may also participate.
Open Showcase Division
The Open Showcase Division is geared toward novice cosplayers and or walk-in participants.
Entries and judging for the Open Showcase division will be held during the Cosplay Promenade Event at 5pm on Saturday. Entrants will have the opportunity to show off their costume to the judges from the stage during the Promenade event. See below for the award categories! Independent judges have been brought in so that our fan groups may also participate.
Cosplay Promenade – 5pm Saturday
On Saturday, 5pm, any costumed con-goers are welcome to join us for a fashion-show style Cosplay Promenade, hosted by the 105th Engineers! Music, costumes, good times… You do not have to enter either division of the costume contest to participate–this is for everyone, including the costume contest entrants and members of our attending fan groups!
Costume Contest Awards – 5:45ish Saturday (immediately follows the Promenade)
After all the judges’ scores have been tallied, the awards for both divisions will be announced, including a $50 cash prize for the “Best in Show” winner for each division!
Best in show
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place
Best original design
Best wig and makeup
Open Showcase Awards:
Best in show