Cosplay Masquerade

Show Off Your Cosplay!

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The Madman Anime Festival Cosplay Masquerade is an amateur cosplay competition open to anyone who wants to show off their cosplay on stage, whether you just want to walk on or perform in front of an audience (pre-recorded original skit, lip-synching, dancing, acting, etc.). Awards will be given for best cosplay, best costume, best skit, best group, and judges choice.

The Brisbane Cosplay Masquerade will take place on Saturday, May 25.

Don’t delay registering! If pre-registration fills up, there will be no on-the-day sign-ups available.

The Melbourne Cosplay Masquerade will take place on Saturday, September 14th.

Get in quick! Entries for the Masquerade closes midnight Sunday September 1st, unless pre-registration is at full capacity prior to this date, which will be posted on our social media pages if this occurs. If you have any questions please email Madman Anime Festival Cosplay support at cosplay@madman.com.au with the title “Cosplay Masquerade – Melbourne”.

GENERAL RULES AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS

– The Masquerade is open to all costumes (not just anime or manga related)
– The Masquerade will have a limit of 30* entries (*pending on length)
– Each person may only participate in one entry.
– Groups are limited to 10 members.
– Each contestant or group contact person must check in at the Cosplay Desk before the Masquerade. Location/times for the Cosplay Reg Desk will be given at a later date via the registered email .
– On the day registration will be available only if entries spots are available.
– Each contestant or group contact person must check in at the Cosplay Desk before the Masquerade.
– Location/times for the Cosplay Reg Desk will be given at a later date.
– Contestants must report to marshaling point at the provided time/location. Times/locations will be given at a later date via the registered email.
– As you may be asked questions on stage by the MC, please be prepared to talk about yourself, the character and your costume.
– Please ensure to check the email that you have registered your entry as information and updates will be sent out.

Awards

  • Best Cosplay – awarded to the entry that has the best craftsmanship, became the character using makeup/wig skills and portrayed the character (i.e. knows the poses for the character).
  • Best Costume – best costume craftsmanship. Costume and props must be at least 80% made or significantly modified from the source material.
  • Best Skit – awarded to the best skit entry (if group entry award applicable)
  • Best Group – awarded to the best group entry (if group entry award applicable).
  • Judges Choice – based on whatever criteria the judges choose.