Attention Cosplayers! Registration for Digital Campus Cosplay Contest is now open. There is open category for individuals and for groups.

Entries must meet all the requirements for the Cosplay Contest. On-site entrants must also show up to judging at the timeslots provided or they will not be eligible for awards.

Rules are below:

Online registration:
1th September - 7th November 2015

Walk in registration:
10:00 am Monday 8th September 2015

Judging will be Sunday, 8th Nov, between 2-5:30pm
Contest Rules

Entrants 13 and under must have their parents’ permission to enter, and must be accompanied by a legal guardian or adult relative at the show.

By entering this contest you agree to read and abide by all rules as posted and that failure to do so will result in your disqualification from the contest and/or removal from the event.

DC Cosplay Staff and DC reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone to the Cosplay event for any reason.

Contest Guidelines:
Cosplay is a PG-13 event. Offensive language and sexual humor is not allowed. Be clever, not crass. Judgement on appropriateness of material is left to the discretion of the DC Director and DC Staff.

All costumes must provide as much body coverage as a bikini. Body paint, latex pasties, thongs, etc. are not considered adequate body coverage on their own. Costumes entered must be presented with reference images and recreate characters from anime, manga, animation, etc. Steampunk variations and original characters will not be permitted.

Entrants must exhibit good sportsmanship and remain professional at all times. Rude behaviour and offensive remarks or insults toward staff, judges, or other entrants may be considered grounds for disqualification.

Entrants must be able to make it up and down a set of three steps stairs in order to get on stage.

Entrants may not enter costumes entered in any previous Cosplay contests.

How and when to enter:
Signups for the DC Cosplay contest will begin on 1 August, 2015. All entries are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for online entries is 4th November 2015 and Walk In registration on 8 Nov 2015.

To enter, the entrant (or group leader) is required to submit the Cosplay Sign-Up Form online (to be posted 1 Aug 2015). Submit only one entry per individual/ group.

On-site walk-on entries will be accepted beginning at 10:00am – 12:00pm Sunday, Nov 8.

If your entry is confirmed, you must check in at Cosplay HQ by 10:00am on Sunday, Nov 8 or be dropped from the contest.

Craftsmanship judging:
All costumes must be made by the entrant(s) or credited to the appropriate creator(s) on the entrant’s entry form. No purchased costumes will be allowed.

All entries must be at least 50% made or significantly modified from original garments. Borderline costumes will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Craftsmanship judging will take place in Cosplay on Sunday, Nov 8. When filling out the entry form, you must choose a 15 minutes block during which your group will come in for judging. If your first choice is full, you will be asked to choose another. Each individual will be allowed 4 minutes to present their costume to the judges; groups of 2+ people will be allowed 6 minutes. Entries that go over their time limit may be disqualified.

If you do not come to Craftsmanship judging, you will not be eligible to receive awards.

Reference images must be submitted with each entry at the time of craftsmanship judging, either printed or on a phone, tablet, or computer.

Divisions and Awards
Open (Individual)
Open (Group 3 people & above)


Best in Division: This is given to an entrant or group who has shown an exceptional degree of craftsmanship and execution for their particular class. 4 million rupiah

Second Place in Division 2.5 million rupiah

Third Place in Division 1.5 million rupiah

Best in Division: This is given to an entrant or group who has shown an exceptional degree of craftsmanship and execution for their particular class.  7 million rupiah

Second Place in Division 4.5 million rupiah

Third Place in Division 2 million rupiah

Best Prop: This award is given to an entrant with the most creative and impressive prop.

The People’s Choice: This award is given to the entry which receives the biggest audience response.

Judges’ Awards: Each judge may grant an award to an entry that they feel is exceptional.

Best Craftsmanship
Creativity Award: This award is given to an entry with a particularly creative or innovative use of materials used to create their costume and/or prop.



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