All Stars Competition

The All-Stars Cosplay Competition is a second chance at the major prize for anybody who has won a regional Best in Show, or a Best Open/Advanced, but never won a National Championship. 

But there is a twist. One category. One round. One prize. Winner Takes All. 

This competition is a 6 month construction competition, with competitors making monthly check-ins with the judging team, culminating in a final presentation on the main stage at Auckland Spring Armageddon in October. 

There are a very limited number of spots available to enter. Registration opens 1st of February and closes on the 15th of February! 

Registration of interest Opens 9am Wednesday 1st February

Cosplay all Stars Competition Rules

By filling out the registration of interest you will be agreeing that you will not disclose any information regarding your chosen cosplay plans to any person or entity outside of the competition judging team until after the competitor announcement on Wednesday 1st march 2023.

To enter, you must first fill out the Registration of Interest that includes the costume you are proposing to make. Once the registration period has ended (2 Weeks), the judging team will sort through the list of competitors who have registered an interest, and choose the successful competitors who will fill one of the exclusive spots in the competition.

As part of your Registration of Interest, you will include:

  • Your Name
  • The award that makes you eligible (e.g. Best Open – Wellington 2018)
  • The costume you wish to construct for the All-Stars Competition

Cosplays for the All-Stars Competition will be constructed in the 6 month construction period.
 
Competitors will have monthly check-ins on the 1st of every month during the construction period (6 in total). The judging team will use the photos and videos from these monthly check-ins to build hype around the competitors, and get the public excited to see their finished cosplays at the final presentation
 
Cosplays will be COMPLETED upon submission of construction diary 2 weeks before the main stage presentation. Diary submissions will also include extra photos and videos of the completed cosplay.

Important Dates

  • Registration of Interest opens 9am Wednesday 1st February 2023.
  • Registration of Interest closes 11:59pm Wednesday 15th February 2023.
  • Successful Cosplayers contacted by Saturday 25th February 2023.
  • Competitors announced to the public, and construction begins on Wednesday 1st March 2023.
  • Cosplays to be completed by 11:59pm Sunday 1st October 2023.
  • Photos and Videos of Completed cosplay Submitted with Construction Diary by 11:59pm Sunday 1st October 2023.
  • Winner announced on the Main Stage at Auckland Armageddon Expo on Monday 23rd October 2023.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the All-Stars Cosplay Competition you must have a previous Best Open/Advanced, or Best in Show. You cannot have won the Cosplay Competition National Championship. No professional costumiers may take part in the contest; professional is defined as someone who earns money from working in a creative skill that is transferable to cosplay; for example, in makeup, film, clothing alterations etc.

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