MaricopaCon strives to present a Cosplay Contest that can be fully enjoyed by both contestants and audience members.
The Costume construction scoring is based on the Adaptation and Representation of your costume to the character design as well as resemblance to character shown in documentation. Costume construction judging also takes into account use of materials, construction methods and durability, and use of appropriate/innovative methods and applications. Pre-fabricated, store-bought or rented costumes can compete in the cosplay contest but automatically receive a score of 0 for Costume Construction. To score in Costume Construction the costume must be made by the wearer or a fellow fan. Store-bought elements can be incorporated into costumes, but the full costume cannot have been purchased or rented.
Walk-on - Quick presentation consisting of a few poses intended to show off a costume. Up to 30 seconds.
Skit - Characters talking to each other or the audience and acting out a scene. Duration up to 90 seconds.
Scoring is based on costume, portrayal, and performance. A group skit can last up to 180 seconds.
Win the crowd and win this award. Each MaricopaCon attendee that is part of the audience for the Cosplay contest will have the opportunity to cast a vote for their favorite entry in the cosplay contest. If there is a tie, the Con Chair will break the tie.
BEST IN SHOW
Costume Construction score plus your Presentation score.
Highest total is Best in Show and is the 2019 MaricopaCon Cosplay Contest winner.