Show Off Your Craftsmanship in Our Hall Cosplay Contest

Have you made a stunning costume that you would like to have judged? Come participate in the Setsucon Hall Cosplay Contest! Judging will be held earlier on Saturday, before the Masquerade event begins. Awards for the Hall Cosplay Contest will be awarded at the end of the Masquerade event. It is highly suggested that you pre-register for the Hall Cosplay Contest online before the convention, so that we can properly accommodate everyone. Hall Cosplay Contest forms will be available online and at the convention. If entering at the convention, they must be filled out by the cosplayer before the judging begins and submitted at the registration desk. Reference material can be submitted with the form or brought in person to the judging. Please familiarize yourself with the rules below before competing.
Hall Cosplay Registration Open Through January 22, 2022
Registration Deadline
Online January 22, 2022
At Con By NOON on January 29, 2022

Hall Cosplay Contest Rules

  • Cosplayers must make at least 70% of the costume. If items were bought they must be heavily modified by the cosplayer in some way.
  • All costumes must pertain in some way to the Japanese culture. This includes but is not limited to: Anime, Manga, J-Rock/J-pop, Japanese Cinema, Video Games, etc.
  • Reference material is not required, but it is highly encouraged. Possible references include, but are not limited to, photographs, drawings, or planning sketches or diagrams. If reference material is not provided the judges will be unable to judge the costume for accuracy. Judges do not know all characters and want to be able to judge everyone fairly.
  • There will be 3 divisions in the Hall Cosplay Contest they are as follows:
    • Novice- up to 9 costumes or no awards
    • Journeyman- 10 to 19 costumes or 1-3 awards
    • Craftsman- 20+ costumes or 3+ awards
  • Judges awards and honorable mentions do not count towards divisions.
  • Judges reserve the right to bump a cosplayer up in division if the judges deem it is necessary.
  • Cosplays must comply with the Cosplay Policy.

Hall Cosplay Judging

  • Judging order for the Hall Cosplay Contest is on a first come first serve basis. Participants should sign up for a time slot via the link provided in the confirmation email.
  • Judging will begin Saturday at 12pm (noon) and will take approximately 5 minutes per person.

Show your Cosplay at the Masquerade

Want to get on stage? At the Masquerade we will be having a fashion show where any cosplayer who entered in the Hall Cosplay Contest can come up on stage and show off their costume. There is no need to register separately for the Masquerade if you have registered for the Hall Cosplay Contest. The time for cosplayers to gather backstage will be announced during the Hall Cosplay judging. Feel free to participate in this fun event!

Prizes for the first, second, and third standings will be awarded! So work hard!

Thank you and happy cosplaying!