*Update 06-11-17 Hall Cosplay Contest Winners!

Hall Cosplay 

2nd Place – Gaige from Borderlands

1st Place – Elsa from Frozen

Most Creative – Sakizou Mermaid

Best Prop – Jack Frost from Rise of the Guardians


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Have a costume? Want a chance to have your costume’s craftsmanship judged in a contest without having to brave the beast that is the A-Kon Main Cosplay audience?

Cursed with shyness or terrible stage fright? Then the Hall Cosplay Contest is for you!

How to Enter:

Simply show up at the Hall Cosplay Contest held on Friday in DeSoto A between 10 am and 2 pm.

There will be a panel of costumer judges who will take your entry form and on-site contact information, and then spend a little one-on-one time with you checking your seams and flipping your hems.After that, you’re done! Enjoy the Kon!

All costumes entered in the Hall Cosplay Contest must be at least 50% made or significantly modified by the entrant(s) in order to receive awards.

Reference images must be submitted with each entry at the time of craftsmanship judging, either printed or on a phone, tablet, or computer.
Winners of the Hall Cosplay Contest will be announced at the end of the judging session.

Hall Cosplay Contest Awards:

  • First Place
  • Second Place
  • Best Prop
  • Creativity Award
Cosplayers entering the Hall Cosplay Contest on Friday may enter the Main Cosplay Contest on Saturday, but must not enter the same costume in both events. Additionally, entrants may not enter costumes entered in any previous A-Kon Cosplay contests (Main Cosplay contest, Hall Cosplay contest, or Video Game Cosplay contest) in either contest.

We will be making all best efforts to contact the winners of the Hall Cosplay Contest before the Saturday Night Cosplay Contest, so that they may come up onstage in their costume to accept their awards during the half-time show.

Legal Disclaimer: A-Kon Cosplay Staff and A-Kon reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone to the Cosplay Event for any reason.