7th Annual

Ultimate Cosplay

Saturday, July 11, 2019 at PopCon

Background Photo Courtesy of Michael P Hoover

Cosplay Submission

Submit your cosplay by July 5, 2020. There is one Ultimate Cosplay Champion, with a second, and third place prize. Plus 1 award winner in each skill level and 5 judges awards. Free to enter.

Selection Process

You will need to be available for pre-judging the weekend of the show. Pre-judging takes 5 minutes for singles and 10 minutes for groups. Please bring progress photos so we can see the cosplay evolve. 

Championship Day

The competition will be held on Saturday, July 11th. You will show off your work to the audience of onlookers and get your photos taken on the runway before the awards are announced.

Cosplay Submission Criteria

We welcome all cosplayers to submit their work for our annual awards ceremony. IT IS FREE TO SUBMIT. Please find submission criteria below:
  • BEGINNERS must have made at least 50% of your cosplay
  • JOURNEYMAN & PROFESSIONALS must have made at least 70% of your cosplay
  • Must be available for Prejudging
  • Single cosplays will have 5 minutes for prejudging while groups will have 10 minutes
  • You will be asked for progress photos if you can provide them
  • Sign-ups will end July 5 at Midnight!
  • Be truthful about the amount of the cosplay that you have made
  • Be on time, if not early for prejudging. You will have a set time that can not be rescheduled the week of the show.

Awards Categories

Ultimate Cosplay Championship

  • First – $1,000
  • Second – $500
  • Third – $250 

Skill Level Awards

  • Best Professional: 6+ Awards Won
  • Best Journeyman: 3-5 Awards Won
  • Best Beginner: 0-2 Awards Won

Additional Awards

  • Judges Choice(s)
  • Best Sewing
  • Best Armor
  • Best Details
  • Best Makeup award
  • Inspiration Award
  • Little Batman Award

Please understand that when it comes to the cosplay contest, the decisions for the awards have
been made as soon as prejudging is completed for the day, and before the competition for the