Cosplay Competition

Dates and times coming soon


1: The initial judging of costumes will happen at pre-judging, before the contest begins. Prejudging will happen Saturday.

2: Contestants can only enter into one category as an individual or group.

3: All props and weapons must conform to Game On Expo’s weapon policy.

4: Walk-ins are accepted up to one hour before pre-judging begins. Registration forms will be available at that time.

5: If you have a musical or audio preference, please your MP3 file and include your full name and competition classification category in the email. Those who apply during pre-judging will be assigned music.

6: Costumes MUST be made by the contestant being judged OR the creator of the costume must be present to speak with judges during the pre-judging.

7: There will be no changing sets or extensive wait times between contestants.

8: The categories are as follows.

  • Novice (Those who have not won any division awards or entered more than 1 cosplay competition)
  • Journeyman (Those who have entered more than 1 contest, but have not won any division awards)
  • Masters (Those who have entered more than 2 contests or have won 1 or more division awards)
  • Youth (Children 12 and under. Must be accompanied by an adult during prejudging)

9: Each contestant will get 60 seconds on stage. PLEASE plan your music accordingly if you want a custom track.

Tips for contestants

The number of contestants is limited. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to ensure your spot in the contest.

Each contestant only gets a couple of minutes with judges before the show begins. To make things smoother, consider bringing a portfolio of your work in progress for the judges to look over in case you run out of time during prejudging.

Be punctual. Arrive on time for check-in and prejudging so everything remains on schedule.

All weapons must be registered at registration before you will be allowed entry to the expo.

Name or cosplay name:*


Character you're cosplaying:*

Where is the character from:

Competition class*