Cosplay Contest

Heroes Dutch Comic Con wouldn’t dream of an edition without their staple Cosplay Contest, and this year we’re doing it bigger than ever.

There will be an experienced 3-man jury that understand the hard work that goes into creating an outfit, and we’ll also have cosplay guests we invite for you to meet and greet.

Where we’re taking it to the next level is the prizes. Instead of one main prize on Sunday there is now a grand prize for both days, and they are both awesome. Since it shouldn’t be an all or nothing event we’re also making sure there will be worthwhile prizes for the runners up. We can’t spoil all of it yet, but the below should give you a good idea of how serious we take Cosplay.

Saturday

The main prize on Saturday is a special course in film make-up and special effects.

This course normally costs € 3750 per person. With this award you will become an intern of ELC FX special make-up, also the sponsor of this great and special prize. You get the chance to help with assignments for big names like Fox and Qmusic, but also for events, film and video.

Prices:
1st place - Course in film make-up and special effects (multi-day)
2nd place - Workshop film make-up and special effects (a few days)
 
Extra prizes
Once again Attitude Holland gives away their beloved goodie bag (worth of €75,-) 9 times to the participants who end in the top of the contest! In addition, extra prices will become available in the form of material, because we know how expensive the passion for Cosplay can be.
 
Do you want to join? Register at the bottom of this page!



The main prize on Saturday is a special course in film make-up and special effects.   This course normally costs € 3750 per person. With this award you will become an intern of ELC FX-make-up, also the sponsor of this great and special prize. You get the chance to help with assignments for big names like Fox and Qmusic, but also for events, film and video.   Prices: 1st place - Course in film make-up and special effects (multi-day) 2nd place - Workshop film make-up and special effects (a few days)   Extra prizes Once again Attitude Holland gives away their beloved goodie bag 9 times to the participants who end in the top of the contest! In addition, extra prices will become available in the form of material, because we know how expensive the passion for Cosplay can be.   Do you want to join? Register at the bottom of this page!

Sunday

The Sunday award of Dutch Comic Con 2018 is a trip to Heroes Comic Con in Madrid. You get free admission tickets and a hotel stay!
 
Prices:
1st place - Take a trip to Heroes Comic Con Madrid
 
Extra prizes
Once again Attitude Holland gives away their beloved goodie bag (worth €75,-) 9 times to the participants who end in the top of the contest! In addition, extra prices will become available in the form of material, because we know how expensive the passion for Cosplay can be.
 
Do you want to join? Register at the bottom of this page!
 


Rules of the Cosplay Contest

We want you to have fun at our events. So score a great cosplay outfit and show yourself on Dutch Comic Con. We have a few rules so that we can create a safe environment for everyone. (Should a problem occur during Dutch Comic Con, please report it to one of our security guards or volunteers.)

Common rules

  • Costumes should not be obscene or offensive, inciting hatred or provocative.
  • Nudity is not allowed. All costumes must cover enough to be worn in public (remember that there are families with children attending).
  • Do not bother anyone! We maintain a zero tolerance policy. 
  • Have respect for each other and above all have fun! 

Contest Rules

  • All contestants have to preform an act. 1:30 minutes for a Solo act, 2 minutes for a Duo act, at max.
  • We accept only existing characters (no personal designs). In addition, we are open for genderbend cosplay, but it is important that the costume portrays the character so realistic and faithful as possible. 
  • The act will be judged by a jury: 50% act - 50% costume. 
  • Costumes have to be custom made. Customized parts are allowed. The costume isn't allowed if it is bought entirely. Participants will have to show which parts are completely custom made. 
  • There will be a host on the stage, who could ask you some questions. No worries, he won't bite.
  • You can win in several categories.

If your costume doesn't meet the requirements of the Contest rules, check out Cosplay Catwalk. 

Weapons and props

What should you bring and should you leave at home? Remember that all the props you bring should be safe in a busy environment. Don't endanger anybody and do not hurt anyone with your prop. If you have brought a prohibited weapon, it will be confiscated and the police will be informed. Besides that, you may not enter Dutch Comic Con.

Everyone must abide by the rules of the Dutch Arms Act. Some examples on the list of prohibited weapons under the Dutch Arms Act: firearm, object which can give an electrical pulse, fake weapon or toy weapon that is indistinguishable from a real firearm, crossbow, sword, stiletto, butterfly, switchblade, knuckle-duster, arrows and arrowheads, knife with several cutting edges, air gun (no airsoft weaponry allowed) and self defense weapons such as pepper spray or tear gas. For more information on weapons and props click here

Procedure

Those who have signed up will receive an e-mail to confirm their application. After the application period ends (at the 1st of March), we will contact each entry and ask them to send further information regarding their cosplay for the pre-selection. Make sure you look your best during the pre-selection!

For each contest, there can only be 15 participants. Once the contestants have been selected, Hype Creations will provide them with further information for the follow-up steps and where the participants should gather for the prejudging.

Prejudging

The prejudging will take place on site before the Cosplay Contest starts. All the participants have to be present beforehand in order for the jury to check and judge their cosplay costumes.

 

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