ENTRIES
OPEN UNTIL
MAY 14

*11:59PM EST

COSPLAY CONTESTS

*Please read ALL the rules below

*Be sure to scroll all the way down

technical
cosplay

We want to see your amazing costume creations!

Please show us your process photos and any close-up details we need to see.

 

Rules

  • Individuals ONLY!

  • Costumes from all genres (video game, comic book, anime, movies, television, etc.) and mash-ups are  acceptable. 

  • The majority of the cosplay needs to be made to be made by the entrant.  Mashups and original designs are also permitted.  While most of your costume must be homemade, found item costumes and modified items are acceptable.

 

Submission Requirements
All materials must be uploaded through the Fanfaire portal on or before the event on May 14, 11:59pm EST.

 

  • Factsheet to include:

  • Name of entrant and Instagram address

  • Contact info—email address and telephone number

  • Age of entrant

  • Name of character and fandom.

  • A brief written introduction in the third person, maximum 100 words.

  • A detailed description of your Cosplay, maximum 250 words.

 

  • Portfolio

  • One (1) character reference photo

  • A photo of the finished cosplay

  • Up to three (3) progress photos

  • One (1) full body complete photo of you in costume to be displayed in our online gallery.

 

  • Video

No video or photos may be filmed illegally, or without the consent of the person in the video. You must also have permission from your photographer or videographer before submitting your video.

  • One video 60 seconds or less in length

 

Criteria
Judges will use a 10-point scale to assess factors such as:

  • Accuracy—resemblance to character, as applicable

  • Uniqueness—positive factors that distinguish the design from others

  • Craftsmanship—quality vs functionality, handmade, effort shown, prop durability

  • Presentation—confidence, posture, portrayal

 

​Schedule
Showtime on Sunday afternoon, May 23 will be announced on the FanfaireNYC website.

masquerade
cosplay

Are you fabulously EXTRA?

Then this is the contest for you. We want to see you embody your cosplay alter-ego. Couples and groups are welcome. #werk

 

Rules

  • All materials must be uploaded through the Fanfaire portal on or before May 14, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.

  • Submit a 1-minute video to show off your costume and props. 

  • Entrants must wear and showcase the costume.

  • Individuals and groups allowed. 

  • Costumes from all genres (video game, comic book, anime, movies television etc)   and mash-ups are acceptable. 

  • Commercially available costumes are acceptable.

 

Submission Requirements
All materials must be uploaded through the Fanfaire portal on or before the event on May 14, 11:59pm EST.

 

  • Factsheet to include all entrants in the group:

  • Name of all entrant(s) and Instagram addresses

  • Contact info—email address and telephone number

  • Age of entrant(s)

  • Name of character(s) and fandom(s)

 

  • Portfolio

  • One (1) character/ group reference photo

  • One (1) full body complete photo of you in costume to be displayed in our online gallery.

 

  • Video

No video or photos may be filmed illegally, or without the consent of the person in the video. You must also have permission from your photographer or videographer before submitting your video.

  • One video 1-minute or less in length

  • Music is optional

 

Criteria
Judges will use a 10-point scale to assess factors such as:

  • Presentation—Audience appeal, confidence, portrayal

  • Appearance—resemblance to character, as applicable

  • Originality—Creativity, uniqueness

  • Personality—YOU + CHARACTER=MADE FOR EACH OTHER

 

​Schedule
Showtime on Sunday afternoon, May 23 will be announced on the FanfaireNYC website.

ENTRIES
OPEN UNTIL
MAY 14

*11:59PM EST

technical cosplay

ENTRY FEE IS $25.00
*special rate of $15 for

High School of Art & Design students

PRIZES:

  • 1st Prize $200

  • 1st prize (under 18) $100

  • 2nd prize $75

  • 3rd prize $50

MASQUERADE cosplay

ENTRY FEE IS $25.00

PRIZES:

  • 1st prize $150

  • 2nd prize $100

  • 3rd prize $50

MEET OUR COSPLAY JUDGES

COSPLAY RULES AND REGISTRATION


PROCESS

  • Like and/or follow Fanfaire on a social media page of your choosing (Go on. Like ‘em all.)


                 Facebook: @FanfaireNYC             
                 Instagram: @FanfaireNYC
                 Twitter: @FanfaireNYC

 

  • Read all the rules carefully.

  • Submit your entry materials via the registration link beginning May 2, 2021 at 5:00pm EST

  • The submission close date is on or before May 14, 2021 at 11:59pm EST or until full.

  • Win a cash prizes! Show time is Sunday afternoon, May 23!

GENERAL RULES

 

  • There is an entrant limit of 30 entries per contest.

  • Entrants must submit all required submission materials by the deadline May 14, 2021 11:59pm EST

  • By entering the contest, the entrant allows Fanfaire and the High School of Art and Design to use images for promotional purposes.

  • All masks and costumes worn with the masks (if you choose to wear an accompanying costume) must be family friendly and adhere to Fanfaire’s regular dress code policies.

  • No entries may contain religious, political, insulting, or offensive statements. We utilize the following definition of offensive cosplays: cosplays that incite violence, racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, transphobia, ageism, and bigotry. This includes race-facing (e.g. Blackface/Brownface) as well as costumes that replicate, or make light of historic or current international or national tragedies (this includes depictions of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in any way).

  • All entrants must be 14 and up by the submission deadline of the virtual contest.

  • Fanfaire staff are not eligible to compete in the competition.

  • Fanfaire contest coordinators reserve the right to make any changes to the contest rules and guidelines if the need arises.

 

DRESS CODE

 

  • No nudity. No costume is not a costume and will not be accepted.

  • No profanity allowed in the video. That includes messages on signs or clothes.

  • NO GUNS

 

REGISTRATION

  • Entry fee is $25 for TECHNICAL, with a special discount for HSAD students $15, and $25 for MASQUERADE.

  • The costume contest is limited to 30 contestants for TECHNICAL and 30 for MASQUERADE.

  • Registration opens on May 2 at 5:00pm EST, all requested materials must be uploaded by May 14 and 11:59pm EST.