Cosplay Contests

Please review all contest rules and policies so you can be ready to hit the stage in your best cosplay at Anime Fiesta!

CONTEST TIMES

  • SATURDAY OCT 9
  • Registration: 11AM-4:30PM (at the Info Booth) *No late entries!*
  • Contest Lineup: 5:30PM (at the Main Stage)
  • Contest Start Time: 6PM
  • SUNDAY OCT 10
  • Registration: 11AM-3:30PM (at the Info Booth) *No late entries!*
  • Contest Lineup: 4:30PM (at the Main Stage)
  • Contest Start Time: 5PM

PRIZE MONEY AND AWARDS

  • SATURDAY OCT 9
  • Best in Show - $300 + Award Trophy + Swag Bag with Anime Fiesta T-shirt, Keychain & Lanyard
  • 1st Runner Up - $150 + Award Medal
  • 2nd Runner Up - $50 + Award Medal
  • Judge's Award: Craftsmanship - Swag Bag with Anime Fiesta T-shirt, Keychain & Lanyard
  • Judge's Award: Performance - Swag Bag with Anime Fiesta T-shirt, Keychain & Lanyard
  • SUNDAY OCT 10
  • Best in Show - $300 + Award Trophy + Swag Bag with Anime Fiesta T-shirt, Keychain & Lanyard
  • 1st Runner Up - $150 + Award Medal
  • 2nd Runner Up - $50 + Award Medal
  • Judge's Award: Craftsmanship - Swag Bag with Anime Fiesta T-shirt, Keychain & Lanyard
  • Judge's Award: Performance - Swag Bag with Anime Fiesta T-shirt, Keychain & Lanyard

GENERAL COMPETITION RULES

  1. Only one costume entry is allowed per contestant.
  2. Because Anime Fiesta 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. Due to time constraints, lighting or audio requests will not be granted to contestants during the contest.
  6. Contestants will have at least 30 seconds to walk onto the stage and pose for the audience and judges.
  7. 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.
  8. All contestants must be on time to line up to receive instructions before the contest begins. Late entries are not allowed.
  9. 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

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

    Anime Fiesta 2021 Cosplay Contest Results

    Results TBA