KIMIKON COSPLAY CONTEST

The KimiKon Cosplay Contest will prejudge all entries in the Cosplay Lounge earlier in the day from the stage show. Please note the following steps for the Contest:

  1. Registration forms for the Contest will be accepted in the Cosplay Lounge at the Admin table during the times listed below.
  2. Prejudging of the cosplay entries will be-be done by the category and within the Cosplay Lounge. Cosplayers will be required to line up in their category to see a contest judge in order. Judging times will be listed below as well.
  3. Cosplayers will be asked to regather at the Cosplay Lounge before the stage show component. Each category will be called in the order and one cosplayer at a time so they take centre stage for quick photographs. Once an entire category is on stage our panel of cosplay judges will announce the category winners before a group photo of the winners. Cosplayers will leave the stage so the next category can begin similarly entering the stage.
  4. Depending on the number of entries per category a cap of participants may be put in place to prevent the stage show from running longer than its allotted time.


Kontest Entry Forms:



Contest Categories & Guidelines:

Young Contestant (Open) 12 & Under:
Any competitor may participate of the correct age. This Category will not be judged. Everyone participating is a winner for having the courage to be on stage.

General Contestant (Open) 13 & Above:
Any competitor may participate of the correct age. This Category will not be judged. Everyone participating is a winner for having the courage to be on stage.

Group
Best for a group of cosplayers who wish to showcase a themed ensemble. This is a judged category.

Novice
Best for first-timers and people new to the craft. No professional costumers: winners of a Journeyman Division* or above, Best in Show* in Journeyman, or winner of three or more novice level competitions may not enter. This is a judged category.

Journeyman
Best for people comfortable with the craft and who have some experience. No professional costumers: winners of an Artisan Division* or above, Best in Show* in Artisan, or winner of three or more Journeyman level competitions may not enter. This is a judged category.

Artisan
Best for people who are confident with their skills and have previously entered other cosplay contests. No professional costumers: winners of a Master Division*, Best in Show* in Master, or a winner of three or more Artisan level competitions may not enter. This is a judged category.

Master
Best for people who have achieved advanced skills in cosplay creation and stage presence. You are now competing against the best cosplayers.

*Indicates “at an international competition”.

General Cosplay Policies
Our Cosplay and Weapons Policy is in place for the safety and comfort of all guests. Please take a moment to review the information below. If you have any questions about the information below do not hesitate to contact us in advance of the event. We will be happy to answer any questions you have.

Prop Weapons:

With Regards to Costumes:

REMEMBER: When travelling with imitation weapons & props please store them properly for your own safety and the safety of others.