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This fan favorite event has reached new heights! FAN EXPO Boston is proud to host the Eastern Qualifier for FAN EXPO's very first Master of Cosplay Grand Prix.
The Master of Cosplay Grand Prix will be the “not to be missed” event of the year. Set to take place in Toronto on September 1, 2018, the Master of Cosplay Grand Prix will bring together “Best in Show” contestants from each of the qualifying rounds for their chance to compete for the ultimate prize of $5,000 and to be crowned as FAN EXPO’s very first Master of Cosplay Champion.
Cosplayers from around the globe can pre-register for the costume contest to be held at FAN EXPO Dallas, Calgary Expo, MEGACON Orlando, FAN EXPO Boston or FAN EXPO Canada for a chance to win some amazing prizes! Pre-registration will open 2 months before each event. See below details.
Looking for something more casual? The Walk-On Costume Contest is for you! Click here for more details!
Each contestant must complete the ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION FORM to be entered in the event. There will be no on-site registration for the Master of Cosplay Contest. This year’s event will be capped at 60 entrants, with 15 entrants being allotted for each division (additional entrants may be placed in other divisions if another division does not reach capacity). We will be choosing the top 15 costumes for each division over the course of 30 days. After pre-registration has closed, we will be informing each entrant if they have qualified for the contest. Contestants who did not make it their division will be placed on a waitlist.
Contest Registration will require the following information:
* Winner details: 2 economy roundtrip airfares within North America (valid passport mandatory for travel to Canada); 3 nights hotel (room & tax only, valid credit card must be presented for incidentals and other charges); 2 deluxe weekend passes to FAN EXPO Canada. Travel and hotel can only be used for travel between August 27 - September 5. Not redeemable for cash. “Best in Class” must be one of the travelers and must be available to participate in the Master of Cosplay Grand Prix on Saturday, September 1, time to be determined.
PLEASE NOTE: Those entering as groups or duos should enter in one of the above divisions that most fits the best craftsman in the group (e.g. a duo entering with a Master and a Novice would enter in the Master Division).
Contestants may be moved to different divisions based on experience.
1. Craftsmanship – How the entrant made their costume, use of materials and creativity.
2. Likeness/Detail – How close the contestant resembles the character they are cosplaying/detail on costume.
3. Presentation – How the entrant presents their costume to the judges in pre-judging and how the entrant showcases their costume on stage during the contest.
PLEASE NOTE: Entrants in the Walk-On portion are not pre-judged as winners will be determined based on a combination of audience reaction and team of judges.
Have questions about the costume contest? Please contact Pat Covey at email@example.com