MGC Cosplay Championship

MGC Cosplay Championship

Come see one of the most fun Cosplay contests around on Saturday night at 7pm at the MGC Main Stage! Cosplayers of all levels are encouraged to join. Whether you’ve been crafting your costume for months, or you ordered it from Amazon last week, the MGC Cosplay Contest is a celebration of the characters we love. All costumes are welcome!

We award 9 prizes total, a Best of Show Award, plus 8 open categories decided by the judges. All participants need to register as contestants during the day. Click more information below for full Cosplay Contest Rules.

Want to be a contestant? This year, we’re pre-judging the entrants to help ensure the smooth operation of our tournament! Stop by Cosplay HQ next to the American Pinball Main Stage. Judging is Saturday from 12pm-2pm and 4pm-6pm. Then return at 6:45pm near the Main Stage to be ready for the finals!

Pre-judging Categories (10 points each)

Craftsmanship/ Quality - Level of complexity and skill required to construct, diversity of materials used, how much of it is custom made

Accuracy/ Novelty - The degree to which the costume is true to the source material, or to which a unique portrayal is given

Time/ Effort - Amount of time dedicated

On Stage - Presence, demeanor, crowd hype, performance (if applicable)