More detailed information regarding the formats of and registration for our competitions will be made available soon, but the following is a brief(ish) run down.
On both days we will be hosting open entry Masquerades, which you can sign up for on the day and are simply a chance to have some fun up on stage and bring your character to life!
We will also have kids Masquerades on both days for the little ones to give it their all on stage and go home with some goodies.
Saturday Cosplay Competitions
On Saturday, we will have FOUR costume based competitions, and as long as your costume is predominantly hand made (around 75% your own work), you are eligible to sign up for any ONE of these competitions on the day;
- Armour Building
Also held on Saturday will be an entirely performance focused competition - giving you the opportunity to wow the audience and judges with your own original performance based on your chosen character.
2016 Cos-Con Championship
On Sunday, all our attention turns to the 2016 Cos-Con Championship, the climax of the convention weekend. Entry is via pre-registration for costumes predominately self-built; around 75% your own work. Any type of costume, discipline, materials and performance is welcomed in this competition, with our panel of guests judging based on a wide breadth of criteria. This one is for the seriously determined crafters, and is sure to be a stunning showcase of talent for those watching.
Across the weekend, our judges will each have a Judge's Wildcard to award at any time to any cosplayer who they deem deserving. Winning a Judge's Wildcard will automatically qualify you for the Cos-Con Championship - so there's everything to play for!
Vendors Choice Award
Also up for grabs is the Vendor's Choice Award. Over the weekend, no one gets a better view of everyone's cosplay than our hardworking vendors, so we have placed in their hand a series of token to award to their favourite cosplayers. At the end of the day, whoever has earned the most tokens takes the award and a stack of cash to be spent in our two vendors halls.
There are no criteria for entry, simply mingle with vendors and be awesome!!
If you haven't already, sign up to the Facebook Event for notifications as we add more and more details about competitions and attractions to the website.