Gaming Cosplay Contest

One of the most popular events at SXSW Gaming every year, the Cosplay Contest showcases the unique creative talents of the cosplay community.


Cosplay Contest at SXSW Gaming 2018. Photo by Danny Matson

Cosplay Contest at SXSW Gaming 2018. Photo by Danny Matson

How to Participate

 

The SXSW Gaming Cosplay Contest is back for another great year! More information will be shared soon, but don’t forget about this must-see event for SXSW 2019.
This contest will be open to all ages, those interested in participating must sign up in advance in order to compete in the Cosplay Contest.

Sign-ups will be available soon!

SXSW Gaming 2019 takes place in the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas from Friday, March 15 – Sunday, March 17.

Cosplay Contest Categories

 

The 2019 SXSW Gaming Cosplay Contest will host 5 unique awards categories encompassing the best of design for cosplay. Enter for consideration as either a competitor for these prestigious awards, or as a participant in the overall contest for honorable mentions.

BEST IN SHOW

Awarded to the individual who exemplified the best overall qualities of craftsmanship, performance, and overall design for their work.

BEST CRAFTSMANSHIP

Awarded to the individual who exemplifies the best overall skill in crafting costumes with thorough detail, design, and material composition.

BEST VIDEO GAME DESIGN

Awarded to the individual with the best representation of a video game character both in design and overall performance.

BEST ANIME DESIGN

Awarded to the individual with the best representation of a anime or manga character both in design and overall performance.

BEST ORIGINAL DESIGN

Awarded to the individual with the best original design and creative performance.

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