Cosplay Skit Contest

The Skit Contest is a performance contest in front of an attendee audience with the important requirement that you be in cosplay.

Cosplay HQ – Ideation Room 1 (Check-In)
Main Events Room (Contest)

The Costume Shoppe
Official sponsor for Otafest's Cosplay Skit Contest


The number of awards may be modified depending on the number of qualifying entries.


All performers must be registered as part of your group. No member of the audience or unregistered person will be allowed on stage during the contest. You are not permitted to throw anything into the audience. Personal recording devices are not allowed on stage. You may have a friend come up to the photography area in front of the stage to record your performance if you like. Please contact the cosplay team if you have questions about this policy.


All audio you wish to use must be submitted via the registration form or emailed to prior to May 1st. Due to technical and logistical limitations no day-of audio will be accepted, no exceptions.

All audio for the contest must be free of any foul language, including swear words, slurs, and otherwise unacceptable content.

Only audio submitted on the form or via email will be accepted, we cannot accept other forms of audio submission (e.g. USB stick).

If you experience issues with submitting audio, please contact us prior to May 1st. We will not accept any last-minute changes, or changes submitted after this date.


We will meet you at the main events room approximately 30 minutes before the scheduled show time (check the schedule for Call Time) in order to confirm entry, set up, and get everyone in performance order. Similar to a traditional cosplay contest, entrants will line up off stage in performance order and wait their turn. 

You will be called up to perform in front of the audience and judges and then you will leave the stage and the next entrant will perform. Seating will be provided at the front of the room for you to watch the rest of the show. Once all entrants have performed, our judges will leave the room to deliberate, and when they’ve made their decision, will return and present the awards right away.