Cosplay Fashion Show

We replaced the walk-on aspect of the traditional cosplay contest with the Fashion Show. You simply need to walk out on to the stage and strike a pose, you do not need to make your own costume. This contest is all about presentation, how much do you look like the character, how well do you pose, own it!

Cosplay HQ – Ideation Room 1
Main Events Room (Contest)




We will meet you at the main events room approximately 30 minutes before the scheduled show time (this is the “call time”) to check you in and get everyone in order before the show starts. You’ll need to come to the registration room before the contest to register and get your category and entry number.

At call time, you’ll be put in order within your category group and will come on stage in that order once the show begins.

On stage, you’ll be announced by the host with your name and character. Then you’ll have about 30 seconds to strike a pose for photos on the posing points marked on the stage. That’s 30 seconds in total, not on each point! When finished, you’ll leave the stage and return to the waiting line in the same order as before.

Once all the beginners have had their individual time on the stage the whole beginners group will parade on to the stage in order and the judges will present their awards. The group will then leave the stage and the process will repeat for the Intermediate and Advanced category groups.


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Registration is in-person at Otafest only

There is no pre-registration for this event. See the Format section of this page for more details!