Cyprus Comic Con’s Cosplay Competition is now a EuroCosplay Championship Qualifier!
What does this mean?
The EuroCosplay Championships are a series of cosplay competitions held in conventions and other similar partner events all over Europe. The winner of each competition receives the honour of representing their country in the EuroCosplay Final which is held annually at the MCM London Comic Con in October.
With Cyprus Comic Con now becoming one of its partner events, the CCC Cosplay Competition becomes a EuroCosplay Qualifier, meaning, the eligible winner of this September’s Cosplay Competition will get to represent Cyprus in London this coming October!
The eligible CCC Cosplay winner will not only be awarded with the usual grand prizes, but will also receive a return plane ticket to London, accommodation for 2 nights and a VIP weekend pass to the October 2016 MCM London Comic Con.
More about EuroCosplay
The EuroCosplay Final is one of the biggest international cosplay contests with over 30 countries participating. The judging panel of the London Final is always comprised of big names from the international cosplay scene flown in from America or Asia. The main focus of the judges is craftsmanship and all participating cosplayers are scored according to their accuracy 40%, costume construction 40% and performance 20%.
All participants are first inspected by the judges in a private session before the stage show, then they are given half a minute on stage to perform a quick skit which best shows off their costume such as a dance or performance (e.g. sword swinging and posing), a song or even a short theatrical performance.
How do I qualify?
In order to be eligible for representing Cyprus in the EuroCosplay 2016 Final, you need to:
- Be 18 years old and over by the date of the contest (28/10/2016)
- Be of Cypriot nationality with relevant documents OR have lived in Cyprus for 3 years or more
- Have a fully handmade costume which was made by yourself with minor help from others
- Be available to travel to the UK from the 28th until the 30th of October 2016 with valid travel documents
- Comply to all of the rules in the official EuroCosplay rulebook (linked below)
In the case that the the 1st place winner of the CCC Cosplay Competition is not eligible per the above rules, the next best eligible position holder will qualify. The Cyprus representative will be accompanied by CCC organisers during the event.