Jul 27-29, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Virginia

Cosplay Contest

BlerDCon is mixing things up for our second annual Cosplay Contest ! ! !

The Cosplay Contest will focus on overall costume building, with three chances to place.  The grand prize will go to the BlerDCon Cosplay Champion(Best in Show).  There will be a pre-judging session behind the scenes and a Catwalk Display so you can show off all your hard work!

This year, we are capping off entries at 50 contestants.  Soon, an online entry form will be available on the BlerDCon website.  We will accept 25 online entries and 25 in-person entries.  Submitting an entry form will not guarantee admission into the contest.

Pre-judging will begin promptly at 1pm and will end at 3:30pm sharp.  The Catwalk Display will begin at 6pm, at the Main Events room, but you must be there at 5:30pm to line up!  You absolutely must participate in pre-judging and walk the stage during the Catwalk Display to be considered for any of the three winning places.

The cosplayer that becomes the BlerDCon Cosplay Champion will reign until BlerDCon 2019!!!

Cosplay Contest Registration

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  • Rules

    Have FUN.

    Anyone in cosplay may enter. This means you, person in the cosplay that took 6 months to make, but who is now standing off to the side thinking you aren’t good enough! Cosplay is for EVERYONE. Don’t doubt yourself.

    I spent a lot of time on this, but some pieces were purchased. It’s okay! We want 75% of your costume to be made by you, but don't worry, modification of purchased items is allowed. The judges know what they are looking for and what they want to see.

    I’m proud of my cosplay, but I don’t want to compete. That is perfectly fine! During the judge's final deliberation period, we will allow 50 non-contestants to hit the stage and show off their hard work!!! You will still need to turn in an entry form, online or in person though!

    Okay, serious question. How do I become the BlerDCon Cosplay Champion? This one is easy! You need to have made most of your costume. We know that store bought costumes and commissioned costumes show just as much love for the character you’re cosplaying, but the place of Champion must go to the person that is not only a reflection of their character, but also whose cosplay showcases the level of skill they put into their costume.

    Alright, I want to enter. When does it start? Pre-judging will be from 1pm until 3:30pm and the Cosplay Contest Showcase will begin at 6pm. Remember! You need to walk the stage during the showcase in order to be considered for any of the winning places!!!

    Is that everything? Yep! Just remember the most important rule! HAVE FUN ! ! ! ! !
Jul 27-29, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Virginia 4 Days 13 Hours 59 Minutes 1 Seconds
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