ENTRIES FOR THE COSPLAY CONTEST ARE NOW CLOSED.

We received an incredible amount of applications in a very short space of time. So much so that the line-up is completely FULL and there will be no on-the-day entries.

The very first J Con Cosplay Contest promises to be an awesome show of Ireland’s best cosplayers. We would like to thank everyone for their interest, we are super excited to see you all on stage! Please check the rules below before you come to J Con!

CALLING ALL CHALLENGERS!
ARE YOU READY FOR THE J CON COSPLAY CONTEST?

IMPORTANT
Please note that J Con is a family friendly event! There will be attendees of all ages. We want all cosplays to be in good taste. If you wouldn’t wear it out in public, DON’T wear it at J Con! AND, if you wouldn’t show it off in public, DON’T show it off at J Con. If your cosplay is too revealing or not suitable for all ages, we will have to ask you to cover up, or leave the event.

WHEN AND WHERE?
The J Con Cosplay Contest will be held from
2pm to 4pm in the Main Hall!

CATEGORIES
Pro (For the Pro category, contestants must make 80%+ of their costume)
Over 16
Under 16
Group

Pre-Judging**

Pre-judging will take place for entrants to the Pro Category at 13:00. This will be held at the Back Stage Area, beside the Hogan Suite.

Line-Up**

All contestants should line up from 13:30 at the Back Stage Area. Be there, or you won’t be going on stage!

** This may be subject to change, so please keep an eye out on the day!

EMAIL CONFIRMATION
We will confirm via email reply that you are registered. We will also be getting in touch to organise music (see below).

THE CONTEST
-> Contestants will have 90 seconds on stage to display their costume!
-> You can either perform a skit or simply just pose like the wonderful models you are!
-> If you would like to have music of your choice playing while you go on stage, please choose “yes” in the application, and we will contact you to organise your music. Those cosplayers signing up on the day will not be able to have their own music, but there will be a backing track playing while you are on stage.
-> For any cosplayers wishing to use your lovely voices, a microphone will be supplied as you come on stage.
Please consult our prop policy and general rules to ensure your weapons can be brought into the convention!

PRIZES
There will be a €750 prize pool of cash and vouchers for the awesome New Wolf Studios split among the categories. The winners will be chosen by the J Con Cosplay Judging team.

** Please note the above times and place may change, so please keep an eye on this page and J Con social media, and on the day too! If you register for the Cosplay Contest, we will inform you of any changes to the schedule.