The 2020 SXSW Gaming Cosplay Contest will host 5 unique awards categories encompassing the best of design for cosplay. Each individual looking to compete for these prestigious awards or as a participant in the overall contest must complete an online application prior to the festival.
More information on the 2020 application to be shared soon.
BEST IN SHOW ($1,250)
Awarded to the individual who exemplified the best overall qualities of craftsmanship, performance, and overall design for their work.
BEST CRAFTSMANSHIP ($1,000)
Awarded to the individual who exemplifies the best overall skill in crafting costumes with thorough detail, design, and material composition.
BEST VIDEO GAME DESIGN ($250)
Awarded to the individual with the best representation of a video game character both in design and overall performance.
BEST ANIME DESIGN ($250)
Awarded to the individual with the best representation of an anime or manga character both in design and overall performance.
BEST ORIGINAL DESIGN ($250)
Awarded to the individual with the best original design and creative performance.