COSPLAY SCHEDULE & CATEGORIES

MASTERS CATEGORYAdvanced Cosplayers (sponsored by Uniglobe Sunburst Travel)

  1. Entrants 14 years of age or older
  2. Costumers who have won ANY kind of award at the Master level
  3. Any costumer regardless of experience or past awards who wishes to compete as a Master

PRIZE Tickets for two plus accommodations and airfare for the convention of your choice in US or Canada* and a Winner plaque    *Based on availability. Some conditions apply

 

JOURNEYMAN CATEGORY – professional costumers* may not enter the Journeyman division

  1. Entrants 14 years of age or older
  2. Costumer who has won one (1) but less than three (3) awards in adult competition such as: Best Costume, Best Skit, Best Workmanship, First Place, etc.
  3. Costumer who has NOT won a “Best in Show” or “Best in Class” award at the Journeyman level
  4. Costumer who has NOT won any kind of award at the Master level, including Runner Up or Honourable Mention prizes
  5. Any Novice who wishes to compete as a Journeyman

PRIZE Prize pack plus VIP passes to Northern FanCon 2018 an autograph plus photo op with the Northern FanCon 2017 guest of your choice and Winner plaque

NOVICE CATEGORY – Beginner Cosplayers

  1. Entrants 14 years of age or older
  2. Costumer who has NOT won an award in any costume competition at the adult level

PRIZE Prize pack plus VIP passes to Northern FanCon 2018 and Winner plaque

 

KIDS COSPLAY SHOWCASE
Kids 13 & Under are invited to take part in the KIDS COSPLAY SHOWCASE. All participants receive a prize

JUDGEMENT

Entries may compete for awards in two major areas:

  • Presentation (based on how the costumes appear when presented),
  • Workmanship (based on close examination of the costumes backstage)

Awards will be given by an unbiased and fair panel of judges.

PLEASE NOTE: Contestants must pre-register for the Cosplay Contest to participate. There will be no exceptions.

2018 Registration dates and times coming soon.

 

THE WINNER OF EACH CATEGORY WILL BE PHOTOGRAPHED AND FEATURED IN THE SCENE PG MAGAZINE AND THE PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN NEWSPAPER

Please check to be sure that your costume abides by ALL rules. Register your costume below.

 

  • Costumes should ideally be at least 70 percent “hand-made.” Costumes that do not meet that suggestion will not be turned away, but it may affect the total score of the participant.

 

  • Purchased costumes are prohibited from entering the contest. However, exceptions can be made for costumes that contain “found” pieces, “modified” or, in other words, altered from its original design or purpose. Although this may affect the total craftsmanship score of the participant, it is not meant to discourage participants from entering the contest.

 

  • Costumes that are considered as “kits” are allowed, so long as kit was assembled by the participant. All participants should be prepared to briefly explain the process through which their costume was created, altered or modified.

 

  • Costumes that have won any major awards at any past convention/event, may NOT be entered into Northern FanCon’s 2016 Cosplay Contest. Such awards include, but are not limited to, “Best in Show,” “Best in Division” or “First Place,” “Second place,” “Third Place,” etc. Awards such as “Judges’ Award,” “Honorable Mention” and other, similar awards are not considered “major awards” for the purposes of this contest.

 

  • A costume does not have to be worn by its creator. Costume creators may have a “model” for their costume, but the costume creator must be present at the pre-judging portion as well as the entire costume contest. Creators must be prepared to explain the creative process behind their costume.
  • Groups that enter the contest will be judged as if the entire group were one person.

 

  • Each contestant may present or wear one – and only one – costume. In the case of group entries, each member may wear one costume per person or may wear one costume together (i.e. a large costume that requires several people inside to move it).

 

  • Your costume should allow you the freedom of movement so that you can go up and down steps. Should assistance be needed, you may have up to two assistants help you but they will not be provided by the convention staff. Should a costume be deemed as “excessively large” some accommodations can be made so that the contestant no longer is required to go up or down steps. A wheelchair ramp will be available to access to the stage.

 

  • No glitter, confetti, pyrotechnics, live flame or smoke generators of any kind are allowed in the venue.

 

  • No electrical power connections will be provided. If your costume requires power, it must be part of your costume.

 

  • No microphones will be provided.

 

  • All contestants must be at least 13 years old to enter. Exceptions can be made by the panel of judges on a case-by-case basis. Should a contestant be under the age of 13, a legal guardian or parent MUST be present at the pre-judging as well as the entire Cosplay Contest.

 

  • All Cosplay Contest participants must have a Northern FanCon badge or wristband in order to be eligible to compete (this includes Volunteer, Exhibitor, Press, and other specialty badges)

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