FanX 2023 Cosplay Contest Opens In:
Create A Contestant Account:
Click on the registration LINK and fill out all the required information (Coming Soon). This, along with a link to your media gallery, will be considered your “Online Submission.” This is the preliminary round of our contest.
Note: Please try to refrain from using Instagram Feel free to use any other media site that allows you to create a full album where ALL your media can be seen in one place and is accessible to us.
Cosplay Categories: VARIES FROM PERSON TO PERSON AND ABILITY LEVEL
Online Submission Scoring:
When the registration deadline for the contest has passed…
On-Stage Portion of the Contest:
Cosplayers who qualified for the contest will showcase their cosplays in front of the largest cosplay contest audience in our state and receive their “On Stage” scores by our judging panel.
How Winners Are Chosen:
*If you have someone helping you on stage they must NOT be in cosplay. If possible please have them in all black. This is so that the focus can be on the competitor and not on another person in cosplay on stage.*
We strongly urge everyone to check the social media pages of FanX for the latest news and updates. Reach out to our contest team at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have throughout the process. Have fun and good luck!
I’m not sure which section I fit into for the contest. How do I know which category is for me?
The categories for the cosplay contest are as follows:
If I’m not in the group category, could I still bring a partner to act on stage with me?
Yes, you may have someone else with you on stage to help with the performance, as long as they are not dressed in a costume. Dressing in black or dark colors for the performance is preferred, to keep the attention of the cosplayer.
Can I enter multiple cosplays?
During the online submission, you can enter as many cosplays as you want BUT only one cosplay per contestant is allowed to move past the online submission phase and you can only participate in a single category. In the event both of your entries are accepted, you will be contacted for a decision on which category you want to participate in.
Will the judges move me into another category?
No, if you fit the criteria for your category then that is where you will stay.
Are some contestants going to be cut after being seen in person by the judging panel?
No. All contestants that make it past the online submission phase will be able to be seen in person by the judging panel as well as being able to showcase their cosplay onstage as part of the contest.
How many cuts will be made?
We will only be making one cut of contestants for the contest which is during the online submission process.
What if I do not create an online photo gallery?
If we do NOT have a link to a photo/video gallery in your registration account by the deadline we will consider your registration incomplete and will, unfortunately, have to pass on your registration into the contest. The judges need to see what you are submitting and they cannot do so without the gallery
When will we be contacted to know if we have moved past the online submission part of the contest?
Our judging panel works super hard to give each and every submission the proper attention it deserves. With that being said, we are unable to give a concrete date and time when all contestants will be notified, BUT the latest that everyone will be contacted is during the a week before the actual event.
Do I have to be present to win?
Yes, you must be present at the contest to win.
Commissioned cosplays and cosplay models:
Can I enter into the contest if I live out of state or country?
Yes! The way our contest is set up you don’t have to be present for the “Online Submission” portion. If you advance in the contest, our judging panel will need to see you in person the morning of the contest and you will be able to take to the stage later that night during the “Onstage” portion of the contest as well. Please take note of the weapon’s policy for the convention and how it relates to your cosplay.
When will the online submissions be looked at and scored?
Our judging panel will start looking over all submissions after our registration for the contest closes on AUGUST 31st at 11:59pm
What criteria are the judges using to score the cosplays?
When will we be contacted to know if we have moved past the “Online Submission” portion of the contest?
Our judging panel works super hard to give each and every submission the proper attention it deserves. With that being said, we are unable to give a concrete date and time when all contestants will be notified. We will notify EVERYONE who registered when the online portion is complete.
Why can’t everyone move past the online submission process in the contest?
We are super fortunate and excited to have hundreds of entries each year but because we are only given a certain amount of time in the Grand Ballroom during the event we need to make sure that we stay within a certain time frame.
Are some music tracks not accepted in the cosplay contest?
Yes. Music or Audio tracks submitted cannot have explicit lyrics. If it does contain explicit lyrics, your audio track will not be used. We will do our best to give you an advanced warning but cannot guarantee it. FanX is a family-friendly event and we want all ages to be able to attend.
I have a question about the cosplay contest that I don’t see an answer for here, who do I contact?
If you have an additional question regarding the cosplay contest which is not listed in the FAQs, please email Cosplay@fanx.com
Calling all cosplayers and creators! This is the official rule set for the 2023 FanX® Cosplay Contest. This will give you all the information as to how our contest works, as well as some frequently asked questions at the end.