Cosplay Contests

You've been working hard on your cosplays for months, and we can't wait to see you show them off at this year's South Texas Comic Con! With a cosplay contest every day of the event, we have plenty of opportunities for you to compete for cash and prizes with your creations. Before you enter, please check out all contest rules (below) and our prop/weapons rules.

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FRIDAY APRIL 26

  • Registration: 12PM-6PM (at the Info Booth) *No late entries!*
  • Contest Lineup: 6:30PM (in the Ballroom Lobby)
  • Contest Start Time: 7:PM
  • Guest Judges: TWIN Cosplay & Jason Cosplay
  • Prize Money and Awards -
  • 1st Place - Best In Show: $300 + Trophy
  • 2nd Place - Best In Show: $150 + Trophy
  • 3rd Place - Best In Show: $75 + Trophy
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SATURDAY APRIL 27

  • Registration: 11AM-4PM (at the Info Booth) *No late entries!* *Entries after 2:30PM will be considered walk on entries not eligible for prizes*
  • Prejudging Time: 3PM (in the Sidekick Panel Room)
  • Contest Lineup: 4:30PM (in the Ballroom Lobby)
  • Contest Start Time: 5PM (Main Stage)
  • Guest Judges: TWIN Cosplay & Cristela Paez
  • Prize Money and Awards -
  • Grand Champion - $500 + Trophy
  • 1st Runner Up - $250 + Trophy
  • 2nd Runner Up - $100 + Trophy
  • Judge’s Award - Wig Styling - Award Medal
  • Judge’s Award - Best Makeup - Award Medal
  • Judge’s Award - Craftsmanship - Award Medal
  • Judge’s Award - Creativity - Award Medal
  • Judge’s Award - Performance - Award Medal
  • Judge’s Award - Group Cosplay - Award Medal
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SUNDAY APRIL 28

  • Registration: 11AM-4PM (at the Info Booth) *No late entries!*
  • Contest Lineup: 4:30PM (in the Ballroom Lobby)
  • Contest Start Time: 5PM (Main Stage)
  • Guest Judges: TWIN Cosplay & Jason Cosplay
  • Prize Money and Awards -
  • 1st Place - Best In Show: $300 + Trophy
  • 2nd Place - Best In Show: $150 + Trophy
  • 3rd Place - Best In Show: $75 + Trophy

GENERAL COMPETITION RULES

  1. Only one costume entry is allowed per contestant.
  2. Because STXCC is a family friendly event, costumes deemed lewd, obscene or offensive by event staff will not be permitted into the the venue.
  3. Some form of footwear is required, bare feet will not be permitted for your safety.
  4. Costume entry must be made by the wearer to be eligible for a prize. If a model is wearing the costume, the creator must be present for the costume to be eligible.
  5. A costume that has won a major award in a previous STXCC Cosplay Contest will be ineligible for prizes at any following STXCC Cosplay Contests. Previously awarded costumes may be worn during the contest for exhibition only, at the discretion of event staff and contest judges.
  6. Due to time constraints, lighting or audio requests will not be granted to contestants during the contest.
  7. Contestants will have at least 30 seconds to walk onto the stage and pose for the audience and judges.
  8. Large costumes should allow the wearer freedom to move and navigate ramps. Event staff may not be available to assist you, so if assistance is needed you may have up to two of your own assistants help you across the stage.
  9. For Saturday’s contest only - Contestants who would like to compete for prizes must attend the pre-judging portion of the contest, to be held at 00:00PM. If you do not attend pre-judging you may still walk during the on stage portion of the contest, however you will be ineligible for prizes.
  10. All contestants must be on time to line up to receive instructions before the contest begins. Late entries are not allowed.
  11. Disclaimer: Pictures and video taken by official event photographers and videographers during the event are the property of South Texas Conventions LLC and may be used by South Texas Conventions LLC for advertising and promotion of future events.

JUDGING CRITERIA

  • Construction: design, seams, stitching, materials, fit
  • Effort: hours spent on costume, finishing details
  • Hair styling and makeup (if applicable)
  • Performance: stage presence, posing, movements, crowd impact

    STXCC 2018 Cosplay CONTEST Results

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    STXCC Cosplay Champion

    Twisted Freddy - Five Nights at Freddy

    Cosplayer: Atreyu @imdehregularsauce

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    Runner Up

    Te Fiti/Te Ka - Moana

    Cosplayer: Jazmine Leija @jazmine_leija

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    2nd Runner Up

    Orianna - League of Legends

    Cosplayer: Leeza Victoria @leezavictoria