To apply for entry into Veteran Comic Con's Virtual Cosplay Competition, please fill out the entry form linked below by 11:59 PM PST September 15, 2021. You will be notified via e-mail if your application was accepted within 5 working days.
What are the rules?
All participants in the Veteran Comic Con Virtual Cosplay Competition must adhere to the official rules found here.
How much of the cosplay has to be made by me?
At least 60% of your cosplay should be your own work, this allows for supporting items like basic suits for under armor or smaller items like shoes and basic wigs. Heavy alterations to pre-made garments and items are allowed (beyond simple weathering), but you must be able to explain in detail the processes of how you crafted and altered each aspect of your cosplay.
I have a combination of techniques in my costume, which category do I choose?
Don't worry about getting it wrong, this is just a guide to help us organize entries and is not binding. All entries will be assessed using the same criteria.
I am not from the US. Can I still join?
Yes you can, but prizes may be provided from a US supplier.
I want to cosplay an original character, is this allowed?
Your cosplay must represent an existing and recognizable character or element from within pop culture. This includes comic books, movies & television, video games, anime & manga, fantasy, etc. and a reference image will be requested during registration. Exceptions can always be made, contact us and ask before entering.
Do I need video shots of my cosplay or can it just be photos?
For registration, you will need to supply back and front photos of your costume, and a verification image. If you have been selected to compete, we will then ask for video of your costume for pre-judging and the showcase. Details and deadlines to complete this will be communicated to you via email.
Will there be prejudging?
Yes, if selected for the competition we will ask you to send a video presentation about your cosplay for the judges and they will look at this, and all the other information you send, before the event.
What is the judging criteria?
The Judges will be looking at accuracy to your reference or your design interpretation (for original designs based on existing pop culture characters), the ambition of the whole cosplay, the quality of construction, the application of materials and quality of movement. The judges can also reward costumes that go the extra mile with additional features or resourcefulness.
Can children enter?
All contestants must be at least 16 years old.
Participants in the Virtual Cosplay Competition must adhere to the following: