Cosplay Competition Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need to pre-register?

Yes all entrants must pre-register by midday Saturday 23 October. No registrations can be accepted on the day. 

What do I need to do on the day?

You will need to arrive at the Main Stage (lower carpark opposite The Heritage Hotel) no later than 9.30am to allow time for marshalling all entrants. Judging will start on time at 10am. 

On stage you will be given the opportunity to walk on and pose while the MC announces your entry. A professional photographer will be taking photos so please strike your pose and wait for the photographer to take your photo before leaving the stage. If you are taking too long on stage the MC will call out the next entrant.

If I don’t agree with the judge’s decision, what can I do?

The judges’ decision is final. The judges do not need to disclose how they arrived at their decision. Please remember to have fun and not take things too seriously.

What about bought costumes?

For the Open Competition unfortunately you won’t be eligible to participate. We prefer it if you make your costume yourself or if a bought costume has been significantly altered. Remember entering the Cosplay Competition is something you can work towards by improving your skills and experience each year. 

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