Contest Rules

DATE AND TIME

EpicCon cosplay contests will be held on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th February 2019. They will start at 2 p.m.


JURY

At the end of each competition, 5 judges will announce the winners. They will be experts or famous cosplayers from different countries.


SIGN UP

Contest on Saturday

By filling out the application form that will be put online a few months before the convention. The application deadline and the total number of available places will be announced soon.


Championship on Sunday

The are 4 ways to a enter the Sunday Cosplay Championship :
  • Qualification through the cosplay contest of our partner conventions;
  • Qualification through the EpicCon Cospaly contest on Saturday;
  • Qualification through 3 photo contests, available on August, October and December;
  • Online registration by filling out the application form that will be put online a few months before the convention. The application deadline and the total number of available places will be announced soon.

CATEGORIES AND PRIZES

 
Championship on Sunday

BEST COSPLAY: 2 flights (winner plus a person chosen by the winner) and a trophy

BEST COUPLE: 2 flights and a trophy

BEST ARMOUR (OR MOST ELABORATE COSTUME): 1 flight and a trophy

BEST PERFORMANCE: 100 Euros worth of gadgets and a medal

MOST FUNNY COSPLAY: 100 Euros worth of gadgets and a medal

BEST MAKE UP: 100 Euros worth of gadgets and a medal

 
Cosplay Contest on Saturday

Prizes for all the 7 categories will be trophies, medals and the automatic access to the Sunday’s COSPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP. Saturday’s contest will also have a Group category with a trophy and medals to be won.

 

SUMMARY

 

Cosplay Contest

Saturday, 23.02.2019

Cosplay Championship

Sunday, 24.02.2019

Access

Online application form

Through our partern events
Photo contest
Cosplay contest on Saturday
Online application form

BEST COSPLAY

Trophy + Automatic qualification to Sunday’s championship + 50 EUR worth of gadgets

2 flights to Japan + trophy

BEST COUPLE

Trophy + Medals + Automatic qualification to Sunday’s championship + 100 EUR worth of gadgets

2 flights to Japan + trophy

BEST ARMOUR

Trophy + Automatic qualification to Sunday’s championship + 50 EUR worth of gadgets

1 flight to Japan + trophy

BEST PERFORMANCE

Medal + automatic qualification to Sunday’s championship + 50 EUR worth of gadgets

100 EUR worth of gadgets + medal

MOST FUNNY COSPLAY

Medal + automatic qualification to Sunday’s championship + 50 EUR worth of gadgets

100 EUR worth of gadgets + medal

BEST MAKE UP

Medal + automatic qualification to Sunday’s championship + 50 EUR worth of gadgets

100 EUR worth of gadgets + medal

 

EXHIBITION

Every competitor will be able to exhibit on the stage using a chosen background music or using microphones.
Time given to the competitor will be:

SINGLES: 1 minute
COUPLES: 2 minutes

If by the end of the given time the exhibition won’t be finished, music will be stopped and the participant will be asked to leave the stage. This is needed to allow all the participants to have the right amount of time for their exhibitions.

Whoever will decide to exhibit on stage without music will be given the same amount of time.

Music tracks need to be uploaded on our website from here. It is important to carry a backup on contest’s day stored into an usb drive in .mp3 format.



EXTRA RULES

 

  • Cosplay contests will be open to everyone and will be free of charge. If you are between 16 and 18 years you will have to fill out a release form signed by your parents or guardians in order to participate.
  • A person that has won a flight two times already won't be able to compete anymore at the EpicCon contest/championship. Instead he/she will have the possibility to be part of the jury of our Cosplay Contest (Saturday) the next year.
  • Costumes will have to be related to manga, anime, videogames, comics, cinema, animation, role playing games and TV series.
  • Every participant will have to provide the jury a reference picture of the chosen character.
  • Self-created cosplays (original) will be allowed to participate in Saturday’s contest but not in Sunday’s.
  • Every cosplayer will be able to take part on a single contest each day. It won’t be possible to participate in two different categories (for example single AND couple) or to wear two different costumes.
  • It is possible to take objects and scenic designs on stage. They must be easily movable and to be easily disassembled. No extra time will be given for the setting of these objects/scenic designs but a helper can get on the stage before the exhibition (he/she must be gone during the exhibition, no further help is allowed).
  • Every object and scenic designs must be checked and approved by our staff to guaranteecosplayer’s and audience’s safety and security.
  • Smoke bombs, explosives (of any kind), free flames, inflammable substances, heavy objects, liquid foam, water jets or liquids won’t be allowed in ANY case.
  • Real weapons won’t be allowed on stage.
  • Alive or dead animals (taxidermy, bones) are NOT allowed on stage.
  • In order to mantain security, the maximum number of performers in a group will be 12.
  • During your performance it is strongly forbidden: to swear and/or keep religious offensive behaviour, to talk and/or behave in order to provoke any racist conduct towards any kind of ethnicity, to talk about pornography or perform indecent actions. Any of these will be punished with an instant ban.
  • Due to organizing reasons it won’t be possible to change the order you will get on stage. At the end of the show whoever didn't get the chance to perform will be allowed to be on stage.
  • To be on stage you must have joined the contest first. Any non-registered participants won’t be allowed on stage.

 
FLIGHTS ANNOTATIONS

 

  • To win a flight to Japan means to get the chance to choose one of the cities with an airport in Japan.
  • We will provide return tickets to your destination.
  • The desired flight date should be chosen within the 12 months, which means by February 2020.
  • Winners must communicate the desired destination and the departure date AT LEAST three months before the flight.
  • Once the flight is booked, winners will receive the prize by mail or e-mail.
  • We won't be held responsible for any personal issue interfering with flights booked as prizes.
  • If after 12 months from winning no destination will be communicated, tickets will be automatically converted to 600 Euros which the winner can collect later on.
  • All tickets are personal, except for the 1 + 1 where the winner will provide its companion personal details.
  • Best Couple winners will receive 2 single tickets. They can pick 2 different dates and destinations and have no obligation to fly together.
  • Allowed destinations will have to be a Japanese major city with an international airport.
  • Flight tickets WON’T include hotel, food and other expenses.

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