Do you have an awesome costume you’d like to show off at our online convention? You’ve come to the right place!

Submission deadline is July 9th at 11:59pm. Please read all the rules prior to signing up.

The following criteria must be met to avoid disqualification:

  • OokiiSoraCon reserves the right to disallow any contestants on basis of appropriateness of costume; please remember that OokiiSoraCon is a family-friendly convention. If it’s too revealing for the pool, it’s too revealing here. This also includes photographing illegal acts or objects. OokiiSoraCon staff has the final say on all entries.

SUBMISSION CRITERIA

  • As Judges are not always familiar with every character from every show, manga, or game, it is highly encouraged that you provide a photo or drawing of the source of your costume with your entry.
  • Please consider including multiple photos of your costume. Think of the best angles to show off as much as possible and close up shots that highlight details you are proud of. The max number of photos per entry is 5, not including the reference photo. 
  • Other Documentation Requirements: All entrants MUST fill out an entry application. There will be no exceptions or last-minute entries allowed.
  • Entrants are not required to be online during the Cosplay Contest to participate.

DIVISIONS 

Divisions are as follows:

  • Youth – For costumers up to 12 years old.
    • 1. Must be UNDER 13 years of age
    • 2. A youth wearing a costume designed and built entirely by an adult should be entered into the adult’s appropriate skill division.
  • Presentation – Purchased costumes only
    • 1.  Over 50% of the costume was not made by the contestant.
    • 2. The entry will be judged on the contestant’s representation of the character. This category only requires the submission of a reference photo and 1 photo of the contestant. This should be a photo that is staged nicely, preferably not a bathroom selfie.
    • 3. Commissioned costumes may also be presented here.
    • 4. Groups with members of any skill level are welcome in this division
  • Tier 1: Entry level and mid level costumers.
    • 1. Entrants are 13 years of age or older.
    • 2. Entrants have not yet won any awards in a costume contest
    • 3.  Costumer has pieced together costume, over 50% of the costume is a purchased piece (professionally made, bought online, etc.).
    • 4. Professional Costumers** may not enter the Tier 1 division.
  • Tier 2 – Primarily for advanced costumers and professionals** in the costuming field.
    • 1. Entrants are 13 years of age or older.
    • 2. Entrants have won any award at the Master level.
    • 3.  Any costumer regardless of experience or past awards who wishes to compete as a Master.
  • Group
    • 1. Entrants may be of any age
    • 2. Costumes may be purchased, commissioned, or made.
    • 3. Groups will be judged based on the highest-level costumer.

 

* OokiiSoraCon reserves the right to combine or split skill divisions as required for any reason and without notice to meet the needs of the competition.

** A Professional Costumer is defined as any individual who is hired for pay on a part-time or full-time basis to create costumes for any kind of studio or theatrical organization OR who obtains more than 25% of their yearly income through commissioned costumes for other individuals.

FINE PRINT

“The Costume Contest director or representative of OokiiSoraCon both have full authority to eliminate anyone from the contest on the grounds of unsportsmanlike conduct, violation of the rules, or any other reason deemed sufficient. There is no appeal. Arguing with the director or representative may result in further action taken, such as bans from future contests.”

 

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