Cosplay Contest

Time: Sunday, March 24, 2019 – Time TBC

Place: Lecture Theatre on Level 1 at the Victoria Conference Centre

Type of Contest: Catwalk style with brief time to interact and show off your costume and character to the audience.

Contest Categories: Kids (12 & under) and Adults (13 & over) - Novice, Journeyman, Master, Closet Cosplay, Additional Awards: Judges’ Choice


The Kids’ Cosplay Contest will have sign-up on Sunday at the convention. Sign-up location and time will be announced. Please check out the Cosplay Contest Rules HERE for more information.


Adult Cosplayers need to pre-register by filling out the Capital City Comic Con Cosplay Entry Form HERE. Prior to registering, please read our Cosplay Contest Rules HERE. If you have any questions regarding this process, please email our Cosplay Contest Coordinators from North Pacific Cosplay at

Entries will be open until all spots have been filled. If spots are not filled prior to March 20th, 2019 contestants will be able to sign up the morning of the event. Sign-up time and location will be announced.

Category Descriptions

Novice: You are new to cosplay/sewing and have limited experience in creating costumes. You have not previously won any costume related awards at a convention. Your costume must be partially made by you.

Journeyman: You have some experience in creating costumes, but you are not a professional. You may have won an award(s) in the past. Your costume must be mostly made by you.

Master: You have been sewing and creating for many years. You may have won many awards. Your costume must be entirely made by you (minus footwear/wigs and the like). Please note, the category is open to everyone. Please apply at your discretion.

Closet Cosplay: This is a no-sew category and involves a costume that has been put together using items already found in your closet or thrifted. Alterations can be made to these items (hemming, adding trim, ribbon etc.).


We have some great prizes available for all the categories!

There will also be an extra prize for Judges Choice: This can be for armor, prop, embroidery or anything else the judges like from any category.

  • Adult Novice: 1st - $150 cash; 2nd - $100 cash; 3rd - $50 gift basket
  • Adult Journeyman: 1st - $250 cash; 2nd - $150 cash; 3rd - $100 gift basket
  • Adult Master: 1st - $350 cash; 2nd - $250 cash; 3rd - $200 gift certificate
  • Closet Cosplay (one prize): $100 cash
  • Judges Choice (one prize): $100 cash
  • Ages 12 and under: 1st $100 cash; 2nd cash - $50; 3rd $25 gift
  • Plus, Participation Prizes for all entrants 12 and under from Cherry Bomb!

Important Policies and Guidelines

North Pacific Cosplay

This year's Cosplay Contest will be managed by North Pacific Cosplay!

Cosplaying together since 2010, Kari and Julie have created dozens of costumes from various anime, video games and comic books. They attend local conventions on the island regularly and have won many awards together for their costumes and performances. They have also worked on set, creating geek-themed indie films by both providing costumes and acting, their films frequent the con circuit worldwide. With a passion for their community and all things ‘geeky’, they are always eager for a chance to play dress up.


Cosplay Repair Station

You never know when you might need a repair! Check out the Victoria Tool Library and Julie Jensen Custom Costumes at the event if you are in need of help repairing your cosplay!