The grand finalist winner will win a trip for two to Japan including:
We welcome entries for costumes that are from Japanese anime, manga, tokusatsu and video games. This contest is a celebration of Japanese anime and cosplay culture. If you are unsure whether your costume qualifies, please do not hesitate to contact us for clarification.
If approved you will compete at a qualifying round in the event of your choice and compete for a place at the grand final event held at Madman Anime Festival Melbourne. 1st place winners from each preliminary round as well as up to 2 judges wild card entries will compete in the final event.
The contest is open to current Australian and New Zealand residents only. You may enter as an individual or as a team of two (2). Entry is only open to costumes that are from anime, manga, tokusatsu or a Japanese video game. You must also perform a skit as part of your entry. You will be required to submit a portfolio containing your previous cosplay experience as well as documentation of the costume that you will be competing with in the contest via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the forms below and follow the format and instructions in the documents. Costumes must be of your own creation. We will not be accepting entries with pre-bought costumes.
(Please read through the full terms and conditions below for full entry details)
Please take special note that all rounds at Madman Anime Festival will be taking place on SUNDAY. All other rounds will be taking place on Saturday.
Enter today! Submit your entry by filling in all details in this handy entry form.
NZ – Auckland
Sunday, 2 September
NSW – SYDNEY
Sunday, 17 February
QLD – BRISBANE
Sunday, 28 April
WA – PERTH
Sunday, 31 March
SA – ADELAIDE
Sunday, 16 June (Extended!)
VIC – MELBOURNE
Sunday, 18 August
Sunday, 18 August
We will review submissions and get back to you as soon as possible after the submission date. Late submissions will NOT be allowed entry. You must submit both your portfolio and skit on the due dates. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT THESE SEPARATELY. You will be deducted marks for submitting your folios incomplete and without a link to your skit audio/video and photos.
Questions? Queries? Unsure about something? Please email email@example.com and we will be happy to clarify any queries you may have. If you are looking at just entering into the regular cosplay contest, please contact the relevant event.