Presented by Autodesk, the NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay returns Saturday, October 8, 2016 to the Big Apple as the largest and most prestigious costume contest on the East Coast. This is the tenth stop in ReedPOP’s 2016 Global Championships of Cosplay.
Thousands of NYCC Fans will watch in person while many more Fans from around the world will tune in via the Official NYCC Livestream to cheer on their favorite cosplayers. Competitors will not only battle it out for over $5,000 in prizes, but also to qualify for the final round of the 2017 C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay in Chicago, the final stop in the Global Championships of Cosplay.
Join us for a fun-filled competition celebrating the talent, skill and determination of the best cosplayers in the world.
If you think you have what it takes to win it all, now is your chance to show off all your hard work and talent at NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay.
How it works
The NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay is a celebration of all pop culture. It is a craftsmanship award show with a pre-judging session and a stage display. All entries must represent a character or element from the pop culture realm.
Each entrant will submit an application to be reviewed by the NYCC team. Entrants may only enter one costume into the competition. Accepted contestants will be pre-judged for craftsmanship off stage and then battle it out on the Main Stage for cash prizes and ultimate bragging rights as the NYCC Eastern Champion of Cosplay.
Click on the button below to submit your online application for the NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay. Submissions will close on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 11:59PM EST.
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Meet The Judges
Editor, The Cut
Founder and Head Wig Designer of HERO HAIR: Cosplay Wigs for the Serious Adventurer
Meet The Contestants
Lia London of Go Sew Cosplay