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April 6/7 2019

Grand Quay, Old Port Montreal

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Cosplay Contest

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The cosplay contest gives cosplayers a chance to show off their amazing costumes on stage and have a chance to win amazing prizes. Share your costumes to the rest of the world and to our panel of experienced cosplayer judges who will decide the winners and present awards based on the quality of their costumes and presentations.

Come in great numbers, cheer for the cosplayer you love, and enjoy the show!

Prizes

To reward the hard work of each cosplayer participating in the masquerade, GEEK-IT! is giving out more than 2750$ in cash prizes.

In addition, 5 contestants will be chosen to a free photoshoot, value of 2500$ to be featured in the official guide and posters for GEEK-IT! 2020.

The winners of the contests will be determined by a podium. There will be cash prizes distributed the follow manner (Subject to change):

  • First place: 1500 dollars
  • Second place: 750 dollars
  • Third place: 500 dollars
  • Possibility of sponsor prizes (TBA)

Inscription

Online Inscription is currently closed please confirm your registration on site before 11h30, saturday the 6th April at the cosplay registration.

Prizes

To reward the hard work of each cosplayer participating in the masquerade, GEEK-IT! is giving out more than 2750$ in cash prizes.

In addition, 5 contestants will be chosen to a free photoshoot, value of 2500$ to be featured in the official guide and posters for GEEK-IT! 2020.

The winners of the contests will be determined by a podium. There will be cash prizes distributed the follow manner (Subject to change):

  • First place: 1500 dollars
  • Second place: 750 dollars
  • Third place: 500 dollars
  • Possibility of sponsor prizes (TBA)

Inscription

Online Inscription is currently closed please confirm your registration on site before 11h30, saturday the 6th April at the cosplay registration.

Rules

  • The Costume Contest of Geek-It will take place in two steps :

    • Workmanship judging: all the contestants must present their costumes to the judges before going on stage. They will have the opportunity to showcase their techniques and show to the judges all the details of their costumes.
    • All the contestants must go on stage to show their costumes, and make a presentation if they desire to do so.

    All the details regarding the schedule of the day will be given at the registration table.

    Both workmanship and confection will be evaluated with an information grid by the judges.

    There will not be any competition categories for the contestants, they will compete at the same level.

    Bought costumes or costumes made by someone else are forbidden.

    Stage presentations are limited to 1 minute. If there is more than one person in the group, the amount of the prize stays the same.

    Microphones will not be provided. The use of a soundtrack pre-recorded is highly recommended. To prevent any confusion, please put only one track in the USB Key and validate that it functions properly before giving it to the registration table.

    For your presentation, the MC will be available at the registration table and in the greenroom to help you with your introduction and your sketch.

    No naked flames, powders, or flashes are allowed on stage. If you are using a flash or visual effects, you must mention it upon registering, so the MC can warn the audience.

    No messy substances are allowed on stage. In case of doubt, please ask the authorization of the management of the contest when you register. The stage must be left in the same state as you entered it. If you must leave something on the stage, the objects must be easy to pick up by the technical team.

    No flagrant nudity.

    No firearm, no realistic copies and no projectile weapons are allowed. No white arms with a metal blades will be allowed either.

    There will be no ‘’Ninjas’’ for the stage part of the contest. A technical team will be at your disposal if you have props or accessories to transport to the stage. If you need a stage ninja for your presentation, consider bringing someone.

    The contest management and the judges reserve the right to disqualify any contestants who are not respecting the rules listed above.

    For questions, please contact the contest management team.

What is a cosplay contest?

The GEEK-IT! Cosplay Contest is an amateur costuming competition for anime, manga and gaming-related costumes as well as costumes inspired by such works. It is an opportunity to see cosplayers show off their superb costumes, craftsmanship and creativity.

Two types of entries are presented: skits and walk-ons.

  • Skits are short theatrical performances of up to one minute in length in which participants wear costumes and perform a skit based on their favorite anime or manga. These presentations may be funny or serious, parody or action and may use characters from one or many shows, but they are always creative and entertaining.
  • Walk-ons do not perform skits but come out on stage to show their superb costumes like in a fashion show. These presentations allow fans to see the work of cosplayers who are great craftsmen but are less interested in writing and acting.

To recognize the work of these cosplayers, awards will be given out to the best performances and costumes.

How Do I Participate?

To register for the cosplay contest, contestants must have a week-pass and register at the registration booth saturday before 11h30. 

All the details regarding the schedule of the day will be given at the registration table.

Awards Ceremony

The Masquerade Awards Ceremony will take place on Sunday, April 7th, 2019.

Questions

If you have any questions regarding your cosplay and more information about the contest, please contact us at cosplay@geekitcon.com

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