Sidekick (Amateur) Category
- Any Cosplayer entering this category could have entered previous Cosplay competitions but not placed in the top 3.
- A minimum of 50% of the Cosplayer costume must have been hand made.
- Progress photos will help with pre-judging scores but is NOT mandatory.
Hero/Villain (Professional) Category
- Cosplayer must inform judges of previous Cosplay competition experience.
- A minimum of 75% of the Cosplayer costume must have been hand made.
- Progress photos and any other supporting character documents ARE required.
If your costume is an original design or not a recreation of something pre-existing, please bring a printed image of the original design/concept for the judges and be prepared to speak a little bit about it. We are completely open to new and innovative designs, especially those never seen for familiar characters.