Cosplay Contest

Quick Facts

Time: 6 PM – 8 PM Saturday
Location: Main Programing


Time 1: 4 PM – 8 PM Friday
Time 2: 8 AM – 12 PM Saturday
Location: Cosplay Island


Chibi & Beginner: 8 AM – 12 PM Saturday
Advanced & Master: 10 AM – 2 PM Saturday
Location: Pre-Judging Room (Bamboo)

Green Room

Open: 5 PM Saturday
Final Call: 5:15 PM Saturday
Location: Cosplay Island



Let your Cosplay star shine bright with Daisho Con’s 11th annual
Cosplay Contest!

Daisho Con’s Cosplay Contest is one of the best times to show of your hard work and ham it up to the waiting audience. All cosplays and cosplayers are welcome! Not to mention, you’ll be in the running to win some great prizes. Be sure to register on Friday from 4-8 pm or Saturday 8am-12pm. Spots fill up quickly, so get there early! We look forward to seeing all of the stellar cosplays this year!

2018 Cosplay Judges

Cosplay Contest Theme

This year’s theme prize is Festival. Any cosplay altered to look like they are attending a festival in Asia will be eligible for this prize! Whether that’s Naruto, Deku, Shirogane, Sailor Moon, or any other
character that’s decked out to attend a festival, you are welcome to compete for this prize! We are so
excited to see what you come up with!

Cosplay Contest theme - Galactic

Interested in entering in our Cosplay Contest?

Check out Our Rules


Festival Cosplay

The theme of our contest this year is Festival, which means the theme prize will be awarded to an
outstanding festival cosplayer. To win this prize, your cosplay must be festival themed! Cosplays that
would fall under this description would be from any tv shows, video games, movies, etc that is adapted
to look like they’re attending a festival in Asia! If you have questions on whether your cosplay is eligible for this prize, send the cosplay staff an email and we will let you know! Contact us at

Best Prop

This prize is open to anyone competing in this year’s Cosplay Contest, no matter what category. One of our prop master judges will be examining your props during pre-judging, and on stage for creativity, craftsmanship, difficulty, and presentation. Keep this prize in mind as you finish up your cosplays before the convention!

Timeless Classic

This prize is for the truly nostalgic cosplayers! To take home this trophy, your cosplay must be from a show/movie released before 2001. Other cosplays not from shows that would fall under this category would be steam punk, steam punk modified characters, or video games. If you have questions on whether or not your cosplay is eligible for this prize, again, send the cosplay staff an email and we will let you know! Contact us at

Con’s Choice

With all of these amazing prizes, the congoers will also have the power to choose a cosplay
contestant to win a trophy! This prize is only open to those contestants that are competing in the
“performance” category. During the intermission of the Cosplay Contest, phone numbers will be
available to text and the audience can vote for their favorite performance! So if you are
participating in Daisho’s 2018 Cosplay Contest this year, keep this in mind when signing up to

Most Aspiring

This prize is eligible to those cosplay contestants competing in the beginner category. The cosplayer that shows the most potential in growing their skills in cosplay will receive this prize. Be sure to keep this prize in mind and don’t be afraid to register for the contest, beginner cosplayers!