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COSPLAY COMPETITIONS 

Stage - Sunday 28 April : 4pm - 6pm

Pre-judging on intermediate and advanced competitions Sunday morning (time TBC)

This year there are 3 components, an open cosplay competition for casual cosplayers,  followed by an intermediate construction based competition as well as an advanced construction based competition for experienced cosplayers. Please note, you may only enter one of the competitions.

Judges : FanCon guests and The Cosplay Team  
MC : TBC


OPEN COMPETITION 
SUNDAY 28 APRIL : 4-6pm

INTERMEDIATE COMPETITION 
SUNDAY 28 APRIL : 4-6pm 
(pre-judging time TBC)

ADVANCED COMPETITION 
SUNDAY 28 APRIL : 4-6pm 
(pre-judging time TBC)


The Open Competition is open to all cosplayers except experienced cosplayers who have placed in the top 3 positions of any previous major competition.

Registration Fee – R30 (cash only)

PRIZES : TBC

PLEASE READ COMPETITION RULES AND INFORMATION BELOW.

By entering the competition, you automatically agree to abide by the competition rules.

HOW TO ENTER

Register and collect your cosplay attendance number at the Cosplay Cape Town table on Saturday 27 April (10am-6pm) or on Sunday 28 April (10am -11am). Assemble at the stage before the comp begins, with your attendance number and reference pic.

INFORMATION

The competition will be judged by a panel of 3 judges, who will score entrants on presentation only. No pre-judging required. Judges decision is final. No late entries will be allowed.

RULES

1.     You must be 13 or older to enter.

2.     Costumes must be from the world of comics/anime/manga/gaming/movies &TV. Costumes may be entered that are based on variations of existing characters (e.g. a steampunk Harley Quinn) but NO original characters are allowed.

3.     Costumes may be assembled from a mix of self-made parts & accessories, as well as bought or hired items.

4.     Group/duo entries will be classified as one entry, but each participant in the group/duo must register individually.

5.     Costumes may NOT include real weapons , but only replicas thereof.

6.     A reference picture of your character is mandatory. You must bring an A4 colour printout of your reference pic to the con (no cell phone/flash stick images).

7.     No nudity or sexually explicit costumes are allowed. This is an all ages public event.

8.    If any part of your costume is deemed a safety or health hazard, it will not be allowed.

9.     Please inform the organisers asap should you wish to withdraw from the competition. Please note, cosplayers withdrawing from the competition will not be refunded.

Competition rules may be amended or adjusted as required. 


The Intermediate Competition is open to all cosplayers except experienced cosplayers who have placed in the top 3 positions of any previous major competition.

Registration Fee – R40 (cash only)

PRIZES : Top 3 Places

- 1st : TBC

- 2nd : TBC

- 3rd : TBC

PLEASE READ THE COMPETITION RULES AND INFORMATION BELOW.

By entering the competition, you automatically agree to abide by the competition rules.

HOW TO ENTER

- Register and collect your cosplay attendance number at the Cosplay Cape Town table on Saturday 27 April (10am-6pm) or on Sunday 28 April (10am-11am). On a first come first come served basis, select a pre-judging time slot for the Sunday morning. No late entries will be allowed.

- make yourself available for PRE-JUDGING at the Cosplay Zone on Sunday in your allotted time slot. You must have your attendance number and reference pics with you. Pre-Judging will be between 11am-1pm

- assemble at the stage before the comp begins at 4pm

COMPETITION RULES AND INFORMATION

The competition will be judged by a panel of 3 judges, who will score entrants on creativity, craftsmanship, accuracy, attention to detail , and presentation. Judges decision is final. No late entries will be allowed.

RULES

1. You must be thirteen or older to enter.

2. Costumes must be from the world of comics/anime/manga/gaming/movies &TV. Costumes may be entered that are based on variations of existing characters ( e.g. a steampunk Harley Quinn ) but NO original characters are allowed. Note, you must have relevant reference pics of your character.

3. Costumes may not be bought or hired. Particular parts, accessories and props may be purchased, but the costume must be at least 50% self-made. Hired and bought costumes are only allowed for casual cosplay and entry to the cosplay masquerade.

4. Costumes that have won, or placed in any position in previous cosplay competitions, will not be allowed.

5. Group/duo entries will be classified as one entry, but each participant in the group/duo must register individually.

6. Costumes may NOT include real weapons , but only replicas thereof.

7. If any part of your costume is deemed a safety or health hazard, it will not be allowed.

8. Reference pics of your character is mandatory. You must bring at least three A4 colour printouts of your reference pics to the con, showing front , side & back ( no cellphone/flash stick images ).

9. No nudity or sexually explicit costumes are allowed. This is an all ages public event.

10. Please inform the organisers asap should you wish to withdraw from the competition. Please note, entrants withdrawing from the competition will not be refunded their registration fee.

11. Entrants must make themselves available for pre-judging on Sunday 28 April in their allotted time slot. This is essential so that you can be scored properly. Your reference pics are essential for this.

12. Competition starts at 4pm and winners will be announced between 5-6pm.

Competition rules may be amended or adjusted as required. 


Recommended for advanced and experienced cosplayers but open to all. As this is a masters level component, judges will more strict & meticulous in their judging process.

Registration Fee – R50 (cash only)

PRIZES : Top 3 Places

- 1st : TBC

- 2nd : TBC

- 3rd : TBC

PLEASE READ THE COMPETITION RULES AND INFORMATION BELOW.

By entering the competition, you automatically agree to abide by the competition rules.

HOW TO ENTER THE COMPETITION

- Register and collect your cosplay attendance number at the Cosplay Cape Town table on Saturday 27 April (10am-6pm) or on Sunday 29 April (10am-11am). On a first come first come served basis, select a pre-judging time slot for the Sunday morning. No late entries will be allowed.

- make yourself available for PRE-JUDGING at the Cosplay Zone on Sunday in your allotted slot. You must have your attendance number and reference pics with you. Pre-Judging will be between 11am-1pm

- assemble at the stage before the comp begins at 4pm

COMPETITION RULES AND INFORMATION

The competition will be judged by a panel of 3 judges, who will score entrants on creativity, craftsmanship, accuracy, attention to detail , and presentation. Judges decision is final. No late entries will be allowed.

RULES

1. You must be thirteen or older to enter.

2. Costumes must be from the world of comics/anime/manga/gaming/movies &TV. Costumes may be entered that are based on variations of existing characters ( e.g. a steampunk Harley Quinn ) but NO original characters are allowed. Note, you must have relevant reference pics of your character.

3. Costumes may not be bought or hired. Particular parts, accessories and props may be purchased, but the costume as a whole must be self-made (at least 75%). Hired and bought costumes are only allowed for casual cosplay and entry to the cosplay masquerade.

4. Costumes that have won, or placed in any position in previous cosplay competitions, will not be allowed.

5. Group/duo entries will be classified as one entry, but each participant in the group/duo must register individually.

6. Costumes may NOT include real weapons , but only replicas thereof.

7. If any part of your costume is deemed a safety or health hazard, it will not be allowed.

8. Reference pics of your character is mandatory. You must bring at least three A4 colour printouts of your reference pics to the con, showing front , side & back ( no cellphone/flash stick images ). In addition you may also bring WIP (work in progress) pics.

9. No nudity or sexually explicit costumes are allowed. This is an all ages public event.

10. Please inform the organisers asap should you wish to withdraw from the competition. Please note, entrants withdrawing from the competition will not be refunded their registration fee.

11. Entrants must make themselves available for pre-judging on Sunday 28 April in their allotted time slot. This is essential so that you can be scored properly. Your reference pics are essential for this.

12. Competition starts at 4pm and winners will be announced between 5-6pm.

Competition rules may be amended or adjusted as required. 


Any queries may be directed via email to : cosplayatfancon@gmail.com 

 


DISCLAIMER 

By entering the competition, you agree that the organisers may use any photographs or images of you taken at the convention for the purposes of marketing and promotion on all FanCon social media and other public platforms, whether digital or otherwise. Please refer to the FanCon website's convention policies & rules for more general information and disclaimers.