Cosplay Competition Spring 2022

Are you ready cheer on our cosplayers at AKACON'S Official Cosplay Competition in October 2022?

Participants will present their best cosplays in a variety of categories to our excellent panel of cosplay judges, each with unique skills and experience!

More information on cosplaying included in the info below!


When does registration close?

Registration for the AKACON Cosplay Competion Spring 2022 will open shortly. We will keep the competition open until the spots are filled, however we still encourage cosplaying on the day!

What do I need to do before the competition?

Fill in an application once available, and check in at the Cosplay HUB before 12PM on the day!

Where do I go for marshalling?

You will be told when and where to go when you check in at the Cosplay Hub. Please listen carefully and follow all instructions provided to you at marshalling.

What costumes can I wear?

Anything that complies with our Cosplay Guidelines is acceptable.

What about bought costumes?

In order to enter the AKACON Cosplay Competion you must have made or significantly customised your costume!

Will my weapons or props get confiscated?

As long as your props comply with our Weapons Policy, you won’t run into any issues.

Can I do a performance?

There are no performances in this competition. Constestants will walk on, strike some poses for our photographer, and walk off.

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Competition Categories

Best Costume

Best Craftsmanship

Best Performance

Judges Choice

Best Group

Best In Show

  • After Dark Cosplay Showcase

    Do you have a cosplay look you'd like to showcase? If so the Cosplay Showcase at AKACON AFTER DARK (FRIDAY) will be perfect for you!

    Show your cosplay on stage for everyone to see in our in our COOL or CUTE categories, strike a pose for our official photographer, and get a shout out on the AKACON social media pages!

    Applications Open Soon 
  • Cosplay Repair Guild

    AKACON is proud to be partnering with the Cosplay Repair Guild to provide free repair services and assistance at #AKACON 2022. The team will be set up right next to the Cosplay HUB! Come see Cameron and his team on the day for all your repair needs! The Cosplay Repair Guild is an alliance of caring and fun cosplayers who wish to provide top notch and professional repair service to any and all in need at a convention or other event at which they attend.

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