One-to-one Judging Start Time
Cosplay Masquerade is our most participated Cosplay event. Our wonderful cosplayers are not afraid to show off their cosplay craftsmanship skills and show appreciation for their favorite characters.
Our cosplay Masquerade is divided into two parts 1st for cosplay craftsmanship competition for those who make their own cosplays from scratch where at least 70% of their cosplay is made by hand. There will be 1st place, 2nd place and best prop prize categories for the following competition.
NOTE: Please note if any of your information has changed forms are editable until 1st September 10.00 am the latest. Registrations online only
Cosplayers of all levels are welcome to join us for second part of the competition. For the masquerade stage show showcast we allow cosplays to be bought, made for you or crafted with help from your friends and/or family.
We have the stage lights, cheesy tunes and a crowd full of spectators waiting to see your next cosplay so grab your foam sheets and worbla it’s time to add those finishing touches to your cosplay for this years Masquerade as Q-Con is almost around the corner.
- A Competitive Entry into the Cosplay Masquerade requires that your Cosplay MUST be your own work and not made or commissioned for you by someone else. Allowances can be made in special circumstances at the discretion of the Committee; however in all other cases you will not be eligible for awards and prizes. If your Cosplay is not your own work, you must inform us of this. You may still take part in the walk-on Masquerade part of the event, but your Cosplay itself won’t be judged for the prize.
- Participants must follow the instructions of the event staff at all times during the Cosplay Masquerade, including stage directions such as how and when to proceed onto the stage and where the boundaries of the stage are. Failure will result in disqualification and any further actions deemed necessary by the Q-Con Committee and/or Venue Security, up to and including ejection from the Convention.
- There is a maximum of 1 minute of stage time per person for Masquerade Catwalk entries.
- You can enter your Cosplay into both the stage show and Judged categories. Please fill in appropriate fields for the following in the online sign up form.
- You may still take part in the stage show if you didn’t make your Cosplay but your Cosplay itself won’t be judged for the competition.
- A Masquerade sign-up form must be completed in full for anyone looking to participate in cosplay masquerade both for showcast and competitive entry.
- All Cosplays must be tasteful and appropriate for a general audience. Any activity on stage must be within the boundaries of the stage as shown by the Q-Con representatives and must not involve rowdy play. Failure to comply with these will result in disqualification and any further actions deemed necessary by the Q-Con Committee and/or Venue Security, up to and including ejection from the Convention.
Any breaches of the above rules may result in disqualification from the cosplay competitions. Severe breaches may incur any further penalties deemed necessary by the Q-Con Committee and/or venue security, up to and including ejection from the Convention and removal from the building itself.