Cosplay National Championship

The Second Annual Cosplay National Championship at Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con 2016!

Submissions for the 2016 Cosplay National Championship are now CLOSED!

Join us on the Hot Topic Main Stage as we showcase YOUR costumes! All genres are welcome, including film, television, theater, comics, video games, sci-fi, anime, horror and original creations!

How to register: There is a maximum limit in each category, so be sure to sign up soon and secure your spot. Keep in mind that registration is on a first come-first served basis only. Be sure to read all the rules carefully below. You must complete your online registration form (link below). You must also upload one photo of your costume along with your entry form: this may be a sketch, photograph, screen cap, picture from a comic book, etc.

Whatever the image is, make sure it's the best possible representation of what your final costume will be. You must submit your entry form by October 1st 2016! There will be no sign ups after October 1st, 12:00am PST. Keep in mind you must receive confirmation via email from our Cosplay Competition Director in order to participate at Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con. This is only after you have submitted your photo. Be sure the subject line reads: your entry name and cosplay character.

This may take as long as up to one week before you are confirmed as there are hundreds of entries submitted each year.

THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS. Please keep in mind we could reach capacity prior to October 1st, whichever comes first, and will notify you if we have accepted your entry. There will be NO ON-SITE registration!

Where and when: Saturday October 29th, Main Stage, 5pm. Due to programming check-in/pre-judging this year will be much earlier in the morning on the day of October 29th. Please check back later for those details and be prepared. You MUST check in and attend pre-judging at the times indicated (TBD) in order to participate in the nationals. Be sure to be on time as there will be NO LATE ENTRIES allowed once pre-judging ends. Check back for more times on pre-judging hours and location. Keep in mind you must receive confirmation via email from our Cosplay Competition Director in order to participate at Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con Cosplay National Championship. Again, this may take as long as up to a week before you are confirmed. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Judges and hosts: While we will not announce the judges at this time, know that the judges are selected from fine women and men in the cosplay and costuming communities who excel at craftsmanship and design and with extensive backgrounds in costuming and props. Our hosts will be spotlighted and well-known cosplay personalities from on-screen media to published work in the community who are not only engaging, but also entertaining.

Prizes: $10,000 in cash plus other prizing. Details announced soon!

Official Rules