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GET HYPED FOR THE 2018 J CON COSPLAY CONTEST!

We are super excited for a rockin Cosplay Contest at J Con 2018. Last year, the cosplay on show at J Con was nothing short of incredible. We are looking forward to welcoming cosplayers of all ages, guys and girls, experienced and complete beginners. And we are of course looking forward to seeing the brave ones take to the big stage!

We are currently finalising the J Con 2018 schedule of events, but can confirm that the Cosplay Contest will happen on Saturday afternoon. 🙂 

THE DETAILS

  1. Please check each category for specific rules/guidelines.
  2. All contestants must sigh in at the Cosplay Desk between 10:00 and 11:45. This is at the main Info Desk. This is to ensure the smooth flow of the contest. No shows cause delays!
  3. Contestants will be allowed maximum 30 secs on stage.
  4. Please read the Cosplay Rules before you enter. Please click here to find them.
  5. ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE ONLINE EXCEPT FOR THE NINJA CATEGORY. THERE WILL BE LIMITED SPACE TO SIGN UP FOR THE NINJA CATEGORY ON THE DAY, BETWEEN 10:00 AND 11:45.
  6. APPLICATIONS WILL CLOSE WHEN THEY FILL UP, OR AT 19:00 ON FRIDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.

If you have any questions, please contact cosplay@jconireland.com

Shogun

  • (Pros)
  • Shogun is a single person category.
  • Your costume must be minimum 85% self-made.
  • To ensure your costume is self-made, we would like to ask that you have a portfolio / evidence of your costume making. This could be a hard copy of printed pictures, digital photos sent beforehand, photos on your phone etc.
  • Due to time restraints the Shogun category will have a limited number of contestants. The J Con Cosplay Coordinator will curate applications and notify all applicants regarding entry. Please note if your application to the Shogun category isn’t accepted we would be glad for you to join the Samurai category.
  • If you wish to have music of your choice while you are on the stage, you must edit and send it to cosplay@jconireland.com by 19:00 on Friday 28th September. Please keep in mind that technical difficulties are inevitable, and although we will do our best with the music, if there is some kind of glitch – you should be ready to run on to the stage whatever the music!

Samurai

  • (General entry – not a pro, 16 years of age or over)
  • Samurai is a single person category.
  • Your costume must be minimum 60% self-made to be eligible for a prize.
  • You are more than welcome to apply if your costume is bought or partially made – get on the stage and have some fun!
  • Background music will be provided for this category.

Ninja

  • This category is for cosplayers under 16 years of age on the day of J Con.
  • Ninja is a single person category.
  • There is no min requirement for self-making your costume. You are more than welcome to apply if your costume is bought or partially made – get on the stage and have some fun! But please note the judges will look favourably on all effort put towards self-made costumes.
  • Background music will be provided for this category.
  • Online applications will close at 19:00 on Friday 28th September. There will be LIMITED space for sign-ups on the day of J Con between 10:00 and 11:45 at the Cosplay Desk / Info Desk. As such, if you want to guarantee your space, sign up online.

Kabuki

  • (Group Category)
  • Groups may be between 2 and 6 people.
  • The 30 second time limit also stands for groups!
  • Costumes must be minimum 60% self-made.
  • Background music will be provided for this category.