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Cosplay at FanCon

  

Fancon 2018 Cosplay Guests

Ridd1e (Riki Lecotey) is recognised as one of the top cosplay artists in the world, has been a guest and cosplay host at multiple conventions across the globe, starred on both seasons of “Heroes of Cosplay”, the 2013-2014 reality show, and also works as a speciality costumer on Marvel movies, including Captain America Civil War, Spider-Man Homecoming, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and the upcoming Avengers Infinity War !   

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KINPATSU COSPLAY (Tayla Barter) is South Africa’s most well-known cosplayer, with a massive following on her social media platforms, and is recognized worldwide for her incredible talent and craftsmanship. Extremely prolific, Tayla has been cosplaying since 2012, and has made a record 80 costumes in the last 5 years !  

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Dress up in your favourite costume from the world of comics, anime, gaming, genre films & TV, or pop culture in general ! If you're a novice cosplayer or an experienced cosplayer, hiring a costume, or making your own, this is the event to come and strut your stuff ! Join the fun !  Cosplaying at FanCon is of course not compulsory but much more fun if you do 😊  You are welcome to cosplay throughout the whole day and for both days. Do also take note of the specific cosplay events to attend below as well as  cosplay panel talks and workshops that will be added to our panel programme at a later stage. Additional cosplay activations may be announced, watch this space !



For any cosplay related enquiries please email the Cosplay Team at : cosplayatfancon@gmail.com


MEET THE COSPLAY TEAM !

FanCon 2018 has a fantastic team assisting with all cosplay related events as well as judging - Sashi,  Baka Sakura & Yamaki Yama !
We also once again have the Cosplay Cape Town group supporting the team and also serves as a base on the floor for registering for the cosplay competition as well as the go-to point for any cosplay related query.
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MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE COSPLAY THEMED DAY 

Saturday 28 April will be a special Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) cosplay day. Attendees and cosplayers are welcome to attend Saturday dressed as any character from the MCU. There will be a special giant group photo with all MCU cosplayers on stage - Approximately 2-2.30pm

Check out the MCU Cosplay at FanCon 2018 fan group on Facebook

 


COSPLAY PROP SHOWCASE

Cosplayers often build amazing accessories & props as part of their cosplays and rarely are these additional pieces appreciated or given enough of a showcase ! Not any more ... FanCon 2018 will see an array of cosplay props on display to showcase the talents of cosplayers in a dedicated display area - THE COSPLAY PROP SHOWCASE !

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COSPLAY MASQUERADE

Stage - Saturday 28 April : 1-3pm

MC : Baka Sakura

Activities kick off with a cosplay masquerade on the Saturday. All cosplayers who wish to participate in the masquerade must assemble alongside the stage and will be registered on site to participate and will receive a number just before the masquerade begins at (time TBC). Cosplayers will then be called up in number sequence to pose on stage and have their official photo taken. Basic Rules : No real weapons, only replicas allowed. No nudity.

The cosplay masquerade will be preceded by a junior masquerade for under 13's. Spot prizes will be given to all junior cosplayers.

 

COSPLAY @ FANCON  : A FAN’S CHOICE

All official pics of cosplayers that entered the masquerade will automatically be entered into the Cosplay @ FanCon : A Fan's Choice friendly "competition" on our facebook page during the week after FanCon. Anyone may vote for their favourite cosplayers by "liking" the pics of their choice. A Top Ten listing will be posted when the Fans Choice closes at a time/day to be confirmed. Note, there are no prizes involved in the Fans Choice, this is a fun event to gauge cosplayer favourites among fans in general. 

 







COSPLAY COMPETITION

 

Stage - Sunday 29 April : 4pm - 6pm

There are 2 components, an open cosplay competition for casual cosplayers,  followed by the advanced competition for experienced cosplayers. Please note, you may only enter either the open competition OR the advanced competition but not both.

Judges : Ridd1le, KInpatsu Cosplay, Sashi, Yamaki Yama 
MC : Baka Sakura

 

OPEN COMPETITION – SUNDAY 29 APRIL : 4-6pm

The Open Competition is open to all cosplayers except experienced cosplayers who have placed in the top 3 of any previous major competition.

Registration Fee – R30 (cash only)

PRIZES : Top ten placed finalists will each receive a goody bag as well as additional prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd placed winners ! Goody bag includes - Harley Quin action figure, R2D2 Funko POP Vinyl, DC/Warner t-shirt and EGE 1 day double pass.

COMPETITION RULES AND INFORMATION BELOW.

By entering the competition, you automatically agree to abide by the competition rules.

HOW TO ENTER

Register and collect your cosplay attendance number at the Cosplay Cape Town table on Saturday 28 April (10am-7pm) or on Sunday 29 April (10am -11am). Assemble at the stage before the comp begins, with your attendance number and reference pic.

INFORMATION

The competition will be judged by a panel of 3-4 judges, who will score entrants on presentation only. No pre-judging required. Judges decision is final. No late entries will be allowed.

RULES

1.      You must be 13 or older to enter.

2.      Costumes must be from the world of comics/anime/manga/gaming/movies &TV.  Costumes may be entered that are based on variations of existing characters (e.g. a steampunk Harley Quinn) but NO original characters are allowed.

3.      Costumes may be assembled from a mix of self-made parts & accessories, as well as bought or hired items.

4.      Group/duo entries will be classified as one entry, but each participant in the group/duo must register individually.

5.      Costumes may NOT include real weapons , but only replicas thereof.

6.      A reference picture of your character is mandatory.  You must bring an A4 colour printout of your reference pic to the con (no cell phone/flash stick images).

7.      No nudity or sexually explicit costumes are allowed. This is an all ages public event.

8.      Please inform the organisers asap should you wish to withdraw from the competition. Please note, cosplayers withdrawing from the competition will not be refunded.

Competition rules may be amended or adjusted as required.

Any queries may be directed via email to : cosplayatfancon@gmail.com 

DISCLAIMER 

By entering the competition, you agree that the organisers may use any photographs or images of you taken at the convention for the purposes of marketing and promotion on all FanCon social media and other public platforms, whether digital or otherwise. Please refer to the FanCon website's convention policies & rules for more general information and disclaimers.

 

ADVANCED COMPETITION – SUNDAY 29 APRIL : 4-6pm (pre-judging 12-2pm)

Recommended for advanced and experienced cosplayers but open to all.

Registration Fee – R50 (cash only)

PRIZES : Top 3 Places
- 1st : R4000 + Superman travel case set + EGE Weekend pass
- 2nd : R3000 + EGE Weekend pass
- 3rd : R2000 + EGE Weekend pass

All 10 finalists will receive a certificate of recognition. There will also be certificates of recognition for Best Cosplay Prop and Best In-Character Cosplayer !

PLEASE READ THE COMPETITION RULES AND INFORMATION BELOW.

By entering the competition, you automatically agree to abide by the competition rules.

HOW TO ENTER THE COMPETITION

- Register and collect your cosplay attendance number at the Cosplay Cape Town table on Saturday 28 April (10am-7pm) or on Sunday 29 April (10am-11am). On a first come first come served basis, select a pre-judging time slot for the Sunday morning. No late entries will be allowed.

- make yourself available for PRE-JUDGING at the Signing Area on Sunday in your allotted slot. You must have your attendance number and reference pics with you. Pre-Judging will be between 12-2pm

- assemble at the stage before the comp begins at 4pm

 

COMPETITION RULES AND INFORMATION

INFORMATION :

The competition will be judged by a panel of 4 judges, who will score entrants on creativity, craftsmanship, accuracy, attention to detail , and presentation. Judges decision is final. No late entries will be allowed.

RULES :

1. You must be thirteen or older to enter. 

2. Costumes must be from the world of comics/anime/manga/gaming/movies &TV.  Costumes may be entered that are based on variations of existing characters ( e.g. a steampunk Harley Quinn ) but NO original characters are allowed. Note, you must have relevant reference pics of your character.

3. Costumes may not be bought or hired. Particular parts, accessories and props may be purchased, but the costume as a whole must be self-made (at least 66%). Hired and bought costumes are only allowed for casual cosplay and entry to the cosplay masquerade.

4. Costumes that have won, or placed in any position in previous cosplay competitions, will not be allowed.

5. Group/duo entries will be classified as one entry, but each participant in the group/duo must register individually.

6. Costumes may NOT include real weapons , but only replicas thereof. 

7. If any part of your costume is deemed a safety or health hazard, it will not be allowed.

8. Reference pics of your character is mandatory.  You must bring at least three A4 colour printouts of your reference pics to the con, showing front , side & back ( no cellphone/flash stick images ). In addition you may also bring WIP (work in progress) pics.

9. No nudity or sexually explicit costumes are allowed. This is an all ages public event.

10. Please inform the organisers asap should you wish to withdraw from the competition. Please note, entrants withdrawing from the competition will not be refunded their registration fee.

11. Entrants must make themselves available for pre-judging on Sunday 29 April in their allotted time slot. This is essential so that you can be scored properly. Your reference pics are essential for this.

12. Competition starts at 4pm and winners will be announced between 5-6pm.

Competition rules may be amended or adjusted as required.


Any queries may be directed via email to : cosplayatfancon@gmail.com 


DISCLAIMER 

By entering the competition, you agree that the organisers may use any photographs or images of you taken at the convention for the purposes of marketing and promotion on all FanCon social media and other public platforms, whether digital or otherwise. Please refer to the FanCon website's convention policies & rules for more general information and disclaimers.