The Cosplay Contest is back and better than ever to help close out SXSW Gaming 2019! We are very excited to announce that this year’s competition will be presented by our friends at the Alienware Outpost across from the Austin Convention Center!
Taking place on Sunday, March 17 from 6 – 7 pm, the Cosplay Contest will be hosted by SXSW Gaming veterans/superstars, DugFinn Cosplay, with a $3,000 prize pool!
How to Participate!
Those interested in participating must already be attending SXSW Gaming and have a SXSW Gaming wristband. Participants can register onsite at the Cosplay Booth in the Gaming Expo all weekend long and must be approved through pre-judging to be entered into the Cosplay Contest. Registrations are restricted to those ages 18 and up. Pre-judging and registrations will be accepted until 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 17th.
The Cosplay Contest is meant to be a fun, interactive, and supportive experience for all the hard work that goes into cosplay. Please be kind to your fellow cosplayers and be ready to cheer everyone on!
Cosplay Contest Categories:
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.
Cosplay Contest Details
$3,000 Prize Pool
6 – 7 p.m. | Sunday, March 17
Alienware Outpost | 310 E 3rd St.
Presented by Alienware | Powered by DugFinn Cosplay
Registrations restricted to ages 18+
Don’t Miss Out!
In order to participate (or be a part of the cheering crowd) in the Cosplay Contest, attendees must purchase a 3-Day or single day SXSW Gaming wristband! With your wristband, you get to experience the best in gaming culture with hands-on play, panels, tournaments, exhibitions, exclusive networking opportunities, and a one-of-a-kind awards show this March!
SXSW Gaming Cosplay Contest 2018 by Danny Matson