E/AZ will feature our second Cosplay Contest in February.
The contest will be at The Showroom @ Talking Stick Resort; Saturday, February 10th, 2018. We will have guest judges from the cosplay community, a prize pool of $2,500 (see below for breakdown) and a custom trophy.
While the event is free and open to the public, we encourage cosplayers to enter through our sign up page in advance beforehand so we can coordinate pre-judging time slots.
Prejudging time slots will be scheduled in advance and occur prior to intermission on event day. Prejudge will start at noon.
Entrants will be judged on the overall aesthetic and craftsmanship of their costume. Below are the social media links:
Cosplay Contest prizing:
1st place overall – $1,250
2nd place overall – $750
3rd place overall – $350
Judges’ Favorite – $150 ($50 x 3)
We must receive and confirm a minimum of 20 qualified entries at least 1 week prior to the event to unlock the prize pool.
FOR ALL COSTUMES:
We take pride in producing a sophisticated and exciting CosPlay event. We ask that costumes be creative, colorful and fun but in good taste and not break the code of decency by exposing female/male body parts or contain offensive language. Masks, prosthetics, and masks that cannot be removed may be worn to, from, and inside the venue only. They must be removed if you are going to participate in casino activities, e.g., gaming, restaurants, bars, night clubs, etc.
Weapons accompanying costumes must not look authentic and must be easily recognizable as a toy representation.
No real guns, knives or swords of any kind allowed – this includes toy guns.