Cosplay Contest Info

Schedule: 

The contest will take place at 1:30pm on Sunday October 31st. 

All contestants must arrive by 12pm for lineup and prejudging.

 

General Rules: 

 

  1. You may not compete with a costume that has already won a major award at another convention. Major awards include any “best-in” awards. 
  2. In order to compete, you must have made 70% of your costume. The only exceptions to this are the “Commissioned” and “Performance” categories.
  3. Performances are limited to 3 minutes. 
  4. To have pre-recorded audio accompany your presentation, you must submit it to cosplayinfo.onicon@gmail.com by no later than Midnight on Saturday October 30th. Please submit in MP3 format. Music may be no longer than the time allotted for performance.
  5. All contestants under the age of 13 must be escorted by an adult at all times. 
  6. The cosplay contest is family friendly. Profanity and explicit nudity are not allowed. 
  7. All contestants must arrive to lineup no later than 12pm on Sunday. 
  8. Contestants will be lined up alphabetically by category. 
  9. Pre-judging will be done during lineup time. Craftsmanship contestants may bring print outs detailing their process, but they are not required. 
  10.  After every contestant has performed, contestants will wait backstage for judge announcements and awards. You my leave once your category awards have been given. 

 

Categories:

 

Junior: Any contestants under the age of 16. 

 

Commissioned: Any costumes of which a majority of the costume was commissioned or purchased.

Performance: Contestants who have a choreographed performance. Performances are limited to 3 minutes. 

 

Novice: A contestant who has won up to 2 major awards, has possibly made up to 5 costumes 

 

Journeyman: A contestant who has won 2-4 major awards, has possibly made 5-9 costumes 

 

Master: A contestant who has won 4 or more major awards, has made over 9 costumes 

 

Please Note: Groups must compete at the level of their highest skilled member. 

 

No contestant may compete at a level lower than their highest award. (i.e. if you have won an award at Journeyman, you may not compete at Novice)

 

Major Awards are considered Best in Show, Best in Division, or the like.

Minor Awards are considered Honorable Mention, Merit Award, Judge’s Award, or the like.

 

You should only count awards won in formal convention cosplay competitions. Do NOT count Hallway Awards and/or awards won at minor events. (i.e. clubs/organizations, stores, 1-day mini-conventions, etc)

 

Awards:

 

Below are the awards that will be given for the 2021 Oni-Con cosplay contest. 

 

Major Awards 

Best in Division – Junior

Best in Division – Novice

Best in Division – Journeyman

Best in Division – Master

Best in Show 

Minor Awards 

Runner Up – Junior

Runner Up – Novice

Runner Up – Journeyman

Runner Up – Master

Major Awards – Performance/skits

Best in Division – Junior

Best in Division – Novice

Best in Division – Journeyman

Best in Division – Master

Best in Show – Performance

Minor Awards – Performance/skits

Runner Up – Junior

Runner Up – Novice

Runner Up – Journeyman

Runner Up – Master

Awards presented may vary based on participation in a Category or Division of the Cosplay Competition as determined by the Cosplay Staff at-con.

Any questions or comments may be emailed to cosplayinfo.onicon@gmail.com.