With the first Cyprus Comic Con also comes the first island-wide cosplay contest with big, delicious prizes to be won for the best looking and most in-character showing at the con! If you haven’t signed up as a cosplayer already then we recommend you do so to save yourself time on the day – Apply Now! So what will your day at Cyprus Comic Con look like as a cosplayer?
The first thing to do is visit the Cosplay Registration Desk – here you’ll be able to check in and our cosplay staff will let you know about times for the judging and public parade as well as any other events, games and photography/video sessions that might be available on the day. We will also be checking your outfits and weapons for rules compliance at this point, so make sure you read them and check your cosplay won’t poke anyone’s eye out!
Next – get out there and enjoy the convention but remember you’re in cosplay – people are definitely going to want to take photos with you so be prepared!
After noon (exact time to be announced) the private judging will take place. You’ll have a minute or two to impress our panel of judges in a private room. Get in character – strike a pose, show us your moves. Earning the biggest cosplay prizes the island has ever seen hangs in the balance!
Once the judging is complete the public parade will take place on the main stage so everyone can get a good look at you. Hope you don’t have stage fright! Winner and prize announcements will then follow!
Worried about cosplaying for the first time? Don’t! Even a cardboard box would make the cut and as I write there will be at least another 80 cosplayers there on the day to make you feel less outlandish! I’ll leave you with a video from London Comic Con to get you in the mood. ^_^