Cosplay Contest

Contest sign-ups will take place at the event outside of the main events hall. Rehearsal & Prejudging attendance mandatory.

Judging Panel:

The cosplay contest at Sawa Con is sorted into three self selected categories, judges may move you up a category, but you will never be moved down, so choose the category that you think you fit best in based on the criteria below:

Beginner: This category will consist of individuals who have never competed in a cosplay competition before, or have made less than two costumes in the past, and have no social media notoriety.

Intermediate: This category will consist of individuals who would have competed in the past, individuals who have placed in contests before , and those with a social media following of 200 people or more.

Advanced: This category will consist of individuals who have placed in multiple shows, and those who feel they belong in this category based on self assessment of skill.

Award Tiers

Awards may change before the event.
Official awards will be announced at Opening Ceremonies

Best in Show
– Exclusive Lifetime Metal Sawa Con event pass
-2020 VIP Pass
-Package of free area con badges
-Best in show trophy
-1st Choice from Prize table

Advanced

1st Place
-Sawa Con 2020 VIP Pass
-Package of free area con badges
-Advanced 1st place Trophy
-2nd Choice from Prize Table

2nd Place
-Advanced 2nd Place Trophy
-Sawa Con 2020 Event Pass
-3rd Choice from Prize Table

3rd Place
-Advanced 3rd Place Trophy
-Sawa Con 2020 Event Pass
-4th Choice from Prize table

Intermediate
1st Place
-Sawa Con 2020 Event Pass
-Intermediate 1st Place Medal
-5th Choice from Prize table

2nd Place
-Sawa Con 2020 Event Pass
-Intermediate 2nd Place Medal
-6th Choice from Prize table

3rd Place
-Sawa Con 2020 Event Pass
-Intermediate 3rd Place Medal
-7th Choice from Prize table

Beginner
1st Place
-Sawa Con 2020 Event Pass
-Beginner 1st Place Certificate
-8th Choice from prize table

2nd Place
-Beginner 2nd Place Certificate
-9th Choice from prize table

3rd Place
-Beginner 3rd Place Certificate
-10th Choice from Prize table

Rules:

-The best in show is selected from all three categories.

-Costumes do not need to be hand-made, though it is unlikely to win an award without the costume being hand made.

-Costumes will be judged on craftsmanship, level of detail, amount of work, presentation, creativity, and accuracy.

-Prop weapons must have been approved at the peace bonding station prior to prejudging.

-It is required to attend pre-judging and rehearsal to be able to participate in the contest.

-Certificates & Prizes will be awarded to the top contestants in each category

-Skits and dance performances are allowed, but will not affect the outcome of the contest. Bring a usb drive with your music for the sound tech.

-Have fun!