Cosplay Craftsman Contest

Our Craftsmanship contest is for the cosplayer with a knack for creations of all kinds! In this contest, contestants must have built, fabricated, sewn or otherwise hand crafted at least 3/4ths of their costume. Youths must have handcrafted at least ½! We welcome every type of cosplay- from entirely original concepts to stitch for stitch recreations. While we love to see all kinds of cosplays, commissioned cosplays may only be entered in this contest by the commissioner. Contestants must also plan to be at the convention Sunday May 31st so they can be present for the winner’s announcement. 



​Prejudging will take place on: 

  • Saturday from 10 AM to 1 PM then 2:30 PM to 6 PM
  • Sunday from 11 AM to 1PM


Come early to make sure you get your costume judged! ​All costumes submitted must be prejudged in order to participate in the craftsmanship contest.​


Craftsmanship Contest Titles

Teen/Adult Category

  • 1st
  • 2nd
  • 3rd
  • Judge’s Choice Award

Youth Category

  • 1st
  • 2nd
  • 3rd
  • Judge’s Choice Award

Each contestant that places will receive a certificate marking his or her accomplishment, as well as a prize.

All Prizes and awards for the Cosplay Craftsmanship Contest will be announced after the Cosplay Showcase which begins at 4pm, Sunday May 31st.


Cosplay Craftsmanship Contest Rules

  • The age groups are for the person that created the costume, regardless of the model.
  • Commissioned cosplays may not be entered unless the commissioner is entering them.
  • Kid costumes must be no less than 1/2 made by the contestant to qualify.
  • Teen/Adult made costumes must be no less than 3/4 ths made by the contestant to qualify.
  • Costumes that have previously won an award and professional cosplayers are ineligible to win the Cosplay Craftsmanship Contest, but MAY participate in the Cosplay Showcase.
  • Pre-Judging will be held on Saturday from 10am to 1pm then 2:30pm to 6pm, as well as on Sunday from 11am till 1pm.
  • Costumes must be worn during prejudging.
  • All Contestants must be attending Sunday, April 5th.
  • Contestants must be present during the awards ceremony to receive prizes.
  • All-ages are welcome to participate.
  • Props must adhere to NC Comicon Weapons Policy
  • Be kind! Harassment is never allowed.