Deadline to enter is October 25th, 2022 (11:59 PM PST). To apply for entry into Veteran Comic Con's Virtual Cosplay Competition, please fill out the entry form linked below.
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?
UPDATE: Video is no longer require, but preferred!
Yes. For registration, you will need to supply back and front photos of your costume, a verification image, and video of you wearing the outfit. The video can be from another time period, but the verification image must be recent. Additional details and deadlines to complete this will be communicated to you via email. NOTE: Don't worry about having a high-produced image or video, this will not factor into the judge's criteria.
How will I be judged?
Our Judges will determine whether your Cosplay is eligible to be displayed in the VR Environment for the fans to vote. Once your costume makes it past the initial judges and on to the "floor," it is entirely up to the fans as to who will win!
Can children enter?
All contestants must be at least 18 years old. Younger contestants must have a parent's permission.
Participants in the Virtual Cosplay Competition must adhere to the following: