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We have reached the end of the road on our very first Master of Cosplay Grand Prix! Our qualifiers from FAN EXPO Dallas, Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, MEGACON Orlando, FAN EXPO Boston & FAN EXPO Canada will be compete head-to-head for the ultimate prize of $5,000 and to be crowned as Fan Expo’s very first Master of Cosplay Champion.
Before crowning our Master of Cosplay Champion, contestants will compete in the Norther Qualifying round in order to determine FAN EXPO Canada’s winner. Contestants must pre-register in order to participate (see below for details) and will be pre-judged by a group of award winning cosplayers.
Once the Northern Qualifier has been chosen, the Central, Western, Southern and Eastern Qualifiers will compete one last time for the ultimate title of Master of Cosplay Champion!
Looking for something more casual? The Walk-On Costume Contest is for you! Click here for more details!
PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED! WANT TO BE PUT ON A WAITLIST?
EMAIL PAT.C.COVEY@FANEXPOHQ.COM WITH THE ANSWERS TO “HOW TO PRE-REGISTER” QUESTIONS AND YOU WILL BE CONTACTED IF ROOM BECOMES AVAILABLE.
Each contestant must complete the ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION FORM to be entered in the event. There will be no on-site registration for the Master of Cosplay Contest. This year’s event will be capped at 60 entrants, with 15 entrants being allotted for each division (additional entrants may be placed in other divisions if another division does not reach capacity). We will be choosing the top 15 costumes for each division over the course of 30 days. After pre-registration has closed, we will be informing each entrant if they have qualified for the contest. Contestants who did not make it their division will be placed on a waitlist.
Contest Registration will require the following information:
* Winner details: 2 economy roundtrip airfares departing within North America to Orlando; 3 nights hotel (room & tax only, valid credit card must be presented for incidentals and other charges); 2 deluxe weekend passes to Megacon Orlando. Travel and hotel can only be used for travel between May 15 - 20. Not redeemable for cash.
PLEASE NOTE: Those entering as groups or duos should enter in one of the above divisions that most fits the best craftsman in the group (e.g. a duo entering with a Master and a Novice would enter in the Master Division).
Contestants may be moved to different divisions based on experience.
1. Craftsmanship – How the entrant made their costume, use of materials and creativity.
2. Likeness/Detail – How close the contestant resembles the character they are cosplaying/detail on costume.
3. Presentation – How the entrant presents their costume to the judges in pre-judging and how the entrant showcases their costume on stage during the contest.
PLEASE NOTE: Entrants in the Walk-On portion are not pre-judged as winners will be determined based on a combination of audience reaction and team of judges.
Have questions about the costume contest? Please contact Pat Covey at firstname.lastname@example.org