The art of cosplay will be put on exhibition where people can take part for a prize pool of 1.5 Lacs INR. Each day winner will be awarded with 50,000 INR. The beautifully crafted skins and realistic props will take you to the mystic land of fictional characters from your loved games.

Dec 6th – 8th
6:00 PM Onwards

JUDGES

cora berry

@coraberrry

ALYCESCA

@alycesca_

Rules & Other Info


Eligibility

The competition is open to ALL AGES. However, entrants under 16 must have an entry form signed by a parent or guardian with you on the day of the event. You may, should you wish, enter alone or as a group, please note, if you are in a group, please specify the other members of your group, so everyone can go on stage together.

Costume

ONLY Gaming genre costumes are welcome, ensuring swimsuit area being covered for both male and female cosplayers. Bought or commissioned costumes are strictly not allowed, 70% of your outfit must be made by you, in order to allow you to be eligible for a prize in the Cosplay contest. Costume made by you will have better scoring (Subject to the judge’s discretion) if foul play is found participant shall be disqualified.  

Judging Criteria

Judging is carried out in 5 parts:

• On Stage judging

• Craftsmanship judging (off stage judging)

• Accuracy to source material

• Movement and functionality

• Overall neatness and presentation

Pls note.

* Costumes to be worn on stage and hand-held props will be subject to craftsmanship judging.

* Larger props on stage are not subject to judging if a cosplayer is not able to move in the costume they shall receive deduction in score.

*Craftsmanship judging is carried out before the stage competition is held and added to the score from the on-stage judging.

* cosplayers have to report at the time given to them for off Stage judging.

*Accuracy is marked as a direct comparison of the costume with the original artwork. A costume that is identical to the original artwork should receive full score, and a costume that looks nothing like the original artwork will therefore receive deductions. This included colour, shape and Light effects also. (enhancements made to costume which evade from original design shall redeem negative scores)

*Quality is marked based on several factors, including how well the costume is put together, how well it fits the contestant, how neat painting, sewing, etc. has been done.

*Technique is marked as a way to reward skills. A costume that used a wide variety of difficult skills will be award high marks in this category than a costume that use few simple techniques. It is            more about the quality of the technique than the quantity or size.

*In case of a tie in the final score, on-stage judging score will determine the order. In case of a tie after the on-Stage judging score is taken into account, the stage judges will choose a winner by simple vote of majority between the two finalists in question.

 

Terms and Conditions

Cosplayers have to be present at the venue 60 mins prior to the cosplay competition for off stage judging.

Organiser may ONLY call the top cosplay finalists on stage.

The prize cannot be transferred to anyone else.

If the winners chooses not to show up on stage during the cosplay competition winner announcement and prize ceremony the prizes will be null and void.

Cosplayers must register offline by signing the registration and TnC form on the venue by the given time limit.

The organizer hold the right of not disclosing the scored during or after the event.

The organizer reserves the right to disqualify any cosplayer at any time if any misconduct or foul play is detected or if needed so.

Cosplayers are expected to report in FULL costume at the given time for the Pre-judging, any cosplayer failing to do so shall not be marked scored.

Disqualified cosplayers may be called up on stage for an appearance if the judges approve after consent from the cosplayer.

No type of misconduct will be accepted. If any foul play to sabotage/harass/abuse/mistreat any other attendee or participate will not be tolerated.

If the costume is too large for the stage the cosplayer might have points deduction for lack of movement and stability.

Organisers have to right to refuse people from entering the competition if foul play has been suspected.

Cosplayers are not allowed to leave their costume props around the stage/booth area.

No harassment of any kind towards any person involved in the organising team will be tolerated and person concerned shall be asked to leave the venue.

Cosplayers are not allowed to get helpers on stage, if they are not able to walk the stage on their own the costume shall be disqualified.

Winners of a day are not eligible to take part in the other days of the event.

If a costume damages any stage item or equipment the cosplayer will be held liable and will have to bear the charges of repair or replacement.

 

ANYONE FOUND TO BE ENGAGING IN DISRESPECTFUL CONDUCT AGAINST A FELLOW ATTENDEE CAN RESULT IN IMMEDIATE REMOVAL FROM THE EVENT 

PLEASE TREAT YOUR FELLOW COSPLAYERS AND CON-GOERS WITH RESPECT, REPORT ANY SUSPICIOUS, ABUSIVE OR DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOUR TO A MEMBER OF STAFF

On – Spot Registration will be open till 1PM on all 3 days.

Participants must be registered before the specified time & be present for the masquerade line up (specified at the event)

Participants agree to take part and be featured in marketing and publicity material for DreamHack  as required, as well as external media available to the general public, including but not limited to newspapers, magazines and websites. All pictures taken at the venue will be property of DreamHack and will be used in promotional activities of future editions. No Claim by the cosplayer will be accepted on the royalty.

Application forms and associated content cannot be returned to applicants.

Please note: There will be 30.9% tax applicable on the winning amount if in cash. Winning amount will be paid within 45 days of the day of the winner announcement subject to receipt of requisite details.

 

Health and Safety regulations

Following will not be allowed in the competition –  Pyrotechnics, Sharp Objects, Objects that can be considered a weapon (e.g. Glass objects), Firepower (including but not limited to water pistols, confetti cannons and BB/foam ammo guns), Strobe Lighting or any form of materials considered dangerous will not be allowed in the competition

We recommend only using safe (Foam) weapons, costume accessories and or props with you costumes. In order to comply with Health and Safety rules please have all props, special effects and weapons checked at the cosplay desk before entering the competition (replicas and toy guns must contain obvious blaze and/or a brightly coloured safety tip and must not contain ammunition of any sort).

Similarly, any stage effects that could delay or inhibit another’s performance including use of liquids, thrown or scatted objects, sticky substances, glitter, powder or confetti are also prohibited.

If in doubt of any part of both your costume and/or your performance that could not comply with these regulations please contact our cosplay team directly for confirmation. The organisers and judges reserve the right to refuse any material which may be considered offensive, hazardous or inappropriate for the family audience of the event.

ANYONE FOUND TO BE ENGAGING IN DISRESPECTFUL CONDUCT AGAINST A FELLOW ATTENDEE CAN RESULT IN IMMEDIATE REMOVAL FROM THE EVENT

PLEASE TREAT YOUR FELLOW COSPLAYERS AND CON-GOERS WITH RESPECT, REPORT ANY SUSPICIOUS, ABUSIVE OR DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOUR TO A MEMBER OF STAFF

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