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Win a VIP Experience to Madfest Sydney or Melbourne

Have you got what it takes to be Australia’s top cosplayer? Enter into the Madman National Cosplay Championship to find out!

Each State Champion will win a trip for 2 to attend their choice of Madfest Sydney or Melbourne. With a VIP experience including:

  • 2 x Economy return airfares
  • Twin share hotel for 3 nights
  • 2 x VIP Passes to Madfest Sydney or Melbourne
  • Invitation to participate in a cosplay panel alongside international and past MNCC champions
  • $300 in Madman Entertainment Vouchers
  • 12 Month AnimeLab Subscription
  • Vouchers from Lumins Workshop
  • and more

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.

2019 Championship Round Dates

Please note, dates for each round and where they will be taking place have been changed significantly for 2019. Please ensure you are entering at the correct event.
Please note there will not be a Tasmanian round in 2019. The Melbourne round will also be taking place on the SATURDAY of Madman Anime Festival Melbourne 2019 with the winner going onto the finals on Sunday.

Entry Eligibility

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 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)

Cosplay Profile Entry Form

Enter today! Submit your entry by filling in all details in this handy entry form.

Entry Submission Form

Terms & Conditions

Download Terms & Conditions

Entry Submission Closing Times for MNCC 2020

New Zealand – Sunday, September 1, 2019

Perth – Sunday, September 22, 2019

Sydney – Sunday, February 9th, 2020

Brisbane – To be confirmed

Melbourne – To be confirmed

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.

The Prizes

We will be presenting a new format for MNCC2020.

Every cosplayer that takes part in the MNCC works hard to craft their costumes and produce their skits, so we’ve decided to change the format of the competition to give the contestants at each event more recognition – as they certainly deserve it!

While the entry conditions of the competition remain the same, instead of having preliminary rounds in each state with one final event, we will hold four regional events at Madman Anime Festival in Brisbane, Perth, Sydney & Melbourne.

The winners of each event will be crowd State Champion and will receive the prizes below:

– State Championship trophy
– x2 Flights to MadFest Melbourne or Sydney
– x2 VIP passes to MadFest Melbourne 2020 or Sydney 2020
– Twin share accommodation for 3 nights
– $300 Madman store voucher
– $300 Lumin’s Workshop voucher
– 12-month AnimeLab Premium membership (one per member)
– The winners will also be given the opportunity to participate in a MNCC panel at MadFest with other State Champions, MNCC Alumni and International Cosplay Stars.

– A $200 Madman voucher
– $200 Lumin’s Workshop voucher
– 12-month AnimeLab Premium membership (one per member)

– A $100 Madman voucher
– $100 Lumin’s Workshop voucher
– 12-month AnimeLab Premium membership (one per member)

We apologise for the short notice regarding these changes, but we hope that this new and exciting format will encourage more cosplayers to participate, as well as enhance the overall experience for everyone involved.

Questions? Queries? Unsure about something?
Please email and we will be happy to clarify any queries you may have.

Thanks for your continued support of the Madman National Cosplay Championship!

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