Cosplay Championship

There will be four different tiers for the championship based on experience: Master, Journeyman, Novice, and Kids. 

  • Master Tier
    • 1st – $700, Trophy, 2x Tickets to a DreamHack event of your choosing (travel not included).
    • 2nd – $500, Trophy, 2x Tickets to a DreamHack event of your choosing (travel not included)  .
    • 3rd – $300, Trophy, 2x Tickets to a DreamHack event of your choosing (travel not included) .
  • Journeyman Tier
    • 1st – $400, Trophy, 2x Tickets to a DreamHack event of your choosing (travel not included) .
    • 2nd – $250, Trophy, 2x Tickets to a DreamHack event of your choosing (travel not included) .
    • 3rd – $100, Trophy, 2x Tickets to a DreamHack event of your choosing (travel not included) .
  • Novice Tier
    • 1st – $150, Trophy, 2x Tickets to a DreamHack event of your choosing (travel not included) .
    • 2nd – $100, Trophy, 2x Tickets to a DreamHack event of your choosing (travel not included) .
    • 3rd – $50, Trophy, 2x Tickets to a DreamHack event of your choosing (travel not included) .
  • Kids Tier
    • Prizes and recognition for all entrants! 

For further details and entry, see here.

Selection Process

Each contestant will have 10-15 minutes for pre-judging. Each contestant will be given up to 2 min on stage from entrance to exit. It is recommended to bring reference photos / build book to pre-judging. Please bring all pieces of cosplay to pre-judging. Judges reserve the right to change the tier/class of your cosplay at any time. Contestants will be judged on Preparation / R&D, Craftsmanship, Stage Presentation, Creativity, and an added bonus of "Star Power". Star Power points will be granted to contestants who can really engage the crowd and get the crowd to cheer / go insane! 

Eligibility 

  • All costumes must abide by general cosplay convention rules.
  • All contestants MUST check in and be prejudged. 
  • A valid convention badge will be required at check-in.
  • Content should not go beyond PG-13, as the con is family-friendly: Offensive language of any kind is not allowed—no racial or sexual epithets; no profanity, etc. No excessive violence. No sexual activity or contact—real or implied.
  • "Dabbing", drug references, etc are not allowed.
  • All costumes must be self contained, including no fire, flame, smoke, fog, dry ice, wind machines, lasers, pressurized gases or liquids, messy substances—wet, dry, or oily, including glitter, flower petals, etc in the green room or on stage.
  • No jumping on or off stage—please use the officially designated stage entrances and exits.
  • No Stage fighting (one foot must remain on the stage at all times and any mock fighting must be done at a distance and at half speed - no physical contact).
  • Contestants may not use stage time to make political, religious, insulting, or other demonstrations not related to their entry.
  • Sportsmanship is SUPER important. Any bullying will not be tolerated and will be disqualified and/or escorted from the convention. 

Schedule

Date: Saturday, June 2nd 

Meet & Greets

If you have a photo, esports jersey or hand (that you never plan on washing again), this is your chance to get it signed! DreamHack brings esports icons, legendary game developers, cosplay superstars, YouTube/Twitch streaming celebs and more for your hand shaking and photo snapping pleasure. Odds are you'll even get jebaited before the weekend is through! 

Stream Studio

You've subbed them for months and years online and this is your chance to finally meet them in person! The DreamHack Stream Studio sucks online celebrities through miles of internet cable and rematerializes them for your viewing pleasure in full 3D. Watch them in action as they stream live to the world and check the Meet & Greet schedule for your chance to share a few words. 

For further details and entry, see here. 


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