Overview: The Cosplay contest is a competition where prizes are awarded to the
Winners on the 1 st 2 nd and 3 rd along with the Judges Choice as judged by a panel.
Eligibility: The competition is open to ALL AGES. However, entrants under 16 must
have an entry form signed by a parent or guardian with you on the day of the event.
You may, should you wish, enter alone or as a group, please note, if you are in a
group, please specify the other members of your group, so we can keep all the party
Costume: All types of costumes are welcome, ensuring swimsuit area being covered
for both male and female cosplayers. Bought costumes are also allowed, however
most of your outfit must be made by you, or by friends or family in order to allow you
to be eligible for a prize in the Cosplay contest. Costume made by you will have
better scoring (Subject to the judge’s discretion)
Performance: Contestants can choose whether to just stand and pose, or they can
do a performance Skit / Dance. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT IT IS A FAMILY
FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE! So, no swearing, or sexual references please. However,
performance will attract better scoring.
Judging: The contest will be judged by a panel of judges.
Judging is carried out in two parts:
- On Stage judging
- Craftsmanship judging
Each on-stage judge of the competition can award
- 10 points for Performance,
- 5 points for Costume Stage Expression, and
- 5 points for Character Fidelity, for a maximum total of 20 points.
Performance (10 points): Art of performance, inventiveness, entertainment value,
and smoothness of act.
Costume Stage Expression (5 points): Faithfulness in movement, look and flow of
costume to the original character, general visual impact of the costume on stage.
The cosplayers may make some changes to the costumes for better performance
(i.e. to add some parts for gimmick, etc.), as far as the change does not detract from
the essential character or work. In this case the cosplayers must provide an oral
and/or written explanation about the reasoning behind deviating from the original
work to the judges during craftsmanship judging.
Admiration and Respect (5 points): Admiration and respect in the performance to
original characters and story. How well the performance shows admiration and
respect toward the original work (stories and characters etc.) How well the “intensity”
of the performance conveys the cosplayers “admiration and respect” for the work to
a third party (in this case the judges).
- If a team breaks the time limit rule for stage preparation, a penalty on the team’s
point score will be imposed on the performance score.
- 10% total point deduction for exceeding the time limit by up to 10 seconds. 25%
total point deduction for exceeding the time limit for more than 10 seconds.
Craftsmanship judging is carried out before the stage competition is held and
added to the score from the on-stage judging. Each craftsmanship judge can give up
to 100 points. An average score is calculated which is then multiplied by the number
of on-stage judges and then divided by 10 to give the final score.
- Costumes to be worn on stage and hand-held props will be subject to craftsmanship judging.
- Larger props on stage are not subject to judging
Craftsmanship (100 points):
The mark out of 100 given by the craftsmanship judges will be subdivided into the following subcategory:
- 40 points for accuracy of the costume,
- 40 points for the quality of the costume,
- 20 points for technique.
Accuracy is marked as a direct comparison of the costume with the original artwork.
A costume that is identical to the original artwork should receive 40/40, and a
costume that looks nothing like the original artwork will therefore receive 0/40. In
addition, if there is an unknown part of the original work (i.e. inability to determine the
colour of a costume in a black and white manga) as long as the character’s likeness
and the costume design are followed then the selection of the colour and the detailed
design will be left to the discretion of the cosplayer and any differences from the
costume original images submitted shall not affect scoring.
Quality is marked based on several factors, including how well the costume is put
together, how well it fits the contestant, how neat painting, sewing, etc. has been
Technique is marked as a way to reward skills. A costume that used a wide variety of
difficult skills will be award high marks in this category than a costume that use few
simple techniques. It is more about the quality of the technique than the quantity.
- The mind-set put forth in the Craftsmanship Judging Guide is to be used as the
benchmark during judging.
- If a team is found to break costume rules outlined in this document, the
craftsmanship judges are able to penalise the craftsmanship score of that team.
Penalties may vary depending on rules broken.
In case of a tie in the final score, on-stage judging score will determine the order.
In case of a tie after the on-Stage judging score is taken into account, the stage
judges will choose a winner by simple vote of majority between the two teams in
Important! Notes on Application
Terms and Conditions
- Cosplayers have to be present at the venue 60 mins prior to the cosplay
- Organiser may ONLY call the top cosplay finalists on stage.
- The prize cannot be transferred to anyone else.
- If the winners choose not to show up on stage during the cosplay
competition winner announcement and prize ceremony the prizes will be
null and void.
- Cosplayers must register offline by signing the registration and TnC
form on the venue by the given time limit.
- The organizer hold the right of not disclosing the scored during or after
- The organizer hold the right to disqualify any cosplayer at any time if
any misconduct or foul play is detected or if needed so.
- Cosplayers are expected to report in FULL costume at the given time for
the Pre judging, any cosplayer failing to do so shall not be marked
- Disqualified cosplayers may be called up on stage for an appearance if
the judges feel after consent from the cosplayer.
- If the costume is too large for the stage the cosplayer might have points
deduction for lack of movement and stability.
- Cosplayers are not allowed to leave their costume props around the
- If a costume damages any stage item or equipment the cosplayer will be
held liable and will have to bear the charges of repair or replacement.
On – Spot Registration will be open till 11 AM Saturday, January 20, 2018.
ANYONE FOUND TO BE ENGAGING IN DISRESPECTFUL CONDUCT AGAINST A FELLOW ATTENDEE CAN RESULT IN IMMEDIATE REMOVAL FROM THE EVENT
PLEASE TREAT YOUR FELLOW COSPLAYERS AND CON-GOERS WITH
RESPECT, REPORT ANY SUSPICIOUS, ABUSIVE OR DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOUR
TO A MEMBER OF STAFF