Cosplay Award Categories

Best Wee Cosplayer, ages 0 to 3   

Cosplayers ages 0 to 3, in any type of cosplay are eligible for this award. Cosplayers in this category must be accompanied by an adult guardian.

Best Kinder Cosplay, ages 4 to 6 –

Cosplayers ages 4 to 6, in any type of cosplay are eligible for this award. Cosplayers in this category must be accompanied by an adult guardian.

Best Junior Cosplay, ages 7 to 10 –

Cosplayers ages 7 to 10, in any type of cosplay are eligible for this award. Cosplayers in this category must be accompanied by an adult guardian.

Best in Closet Cosplay

Cosplayers wearing non-fabricated or altered clothing costumes that show innovation by using on hand or inexpensive materials are eligible to win this award. Closet Cosplay indicates that a cosplayer has taken items already owned and styled/altered them into an amazing cosplay worthy of an award.

Best Group

Any group with 2 or more contestants wearing any type of coherent cosplay, are eligible to win this award.

Best Skit

If there are two or more skits entered into the competition, this category will be awarded based on performance as well as judge/audience reaction. Skits are not to exceed 2 minutes and 30 seconds in length. Please note on cosplay form if there is audio for the skit, you will be contacted about audio so be sure to include an email address. We may be unable to use audio submitted on the day of competition. Skits do not require audio. 

Judge’s Choice

Each judge will be awarding a cosplayer they feel deserves recognition in the form a Judge’s Choice and they will base it on whatever qualifications they so choose. 

Audience’s Choice

Any cosplayer(s) in any type (closet, self-made, store bought) of cosplay are eligible to win this award. The audience will submit their votes at the end of all the performances.

Best in show

Any cosplayer(s) in any type (closet, self-made, store bought) of cosplay are eligible to win this award. Judges will consider all aspects of cosplay along with the contestant’s performance.