NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay

NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay Presented by Autodesk® Pixlr®

The NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay is the largest and most prestigious costume contest on the East coast.  As part of the Quest for the Crown global cosplay competition circuit, the NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay celebrates the very best in cosplay design.

Thousands of NYCC Fans watched in person and millions of people around the world tuned in via our live stream to see contestants compete for the title of Eastern Champion of Cosplay.  The Eastern Champion of Cosplay will represent the East Coast in the 2015 C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay in Chicago, the final round in the Quest for the Crown Cosplay Competition Circuit.  There they will battle it out with the best cosplayers in the world for a shot at the crown and large cash prizes.

2014 Highlights

The NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay had over 300 applicants (representing 5 countries) vying for the title of Eastern Champion.  Hosting some of the most talented cosplayers in the world, the competition thrived on the hard work, skill, and dedication of all the entrants. 

Below are the top three winners of the NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay:

  • First Place NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay Champion Michael Wong Dragon Rider
    First Place and Eastern Champion: Michael Wong – Dragon Rider
  • Second Place NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay Julian Keller General Zod
    Second Place: Julian Keller – General Zod
  • Third Place NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay Adrian Aroche Skull Kid
    Third Place: Adrian Aroche – Skull Kid

A special shout out to the judges: Ashley Eckstein, Hondo Falco, and Ivy Doomkitty! The event would not have been a success without their support.

Meet The Judges

Meet The Contestants

How it works

The NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay presented by Pixlr 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 – including Comic Books, Movies & Television, Video Games, Anime & Manga and Fantasy.

Each entrant will submit an application to be reviewed by the NYCC team and 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 first place in their respective categories. Each of the first place winners will then move on to the Final round to compete for cash prizes and ultimate bragging rights as the NYCC Eastern Champion of Cosplay presented by Pixlr.

If interested in applying for the NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay presented by Pixlr, click the link below to the online application. The submission must be in by 11:59 PM EDT on Friday, September 19.

The submission deadline for the NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay presented by Pixlr has passed. Thank you for your application!

You will receive a confirmation e-mail from us by Friday, September 26 notifying you if your entry was selected.

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