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 10th 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!

Cosplay Contest Theme

This year’s theme prize is Galactic Cosplay. Any cosplay from a space-themed or space-intensive media is eligible for this prize. Whether that’s Sailor Moon, Doctor Who, Star Wars, or a different cosplay you’ve turned space-themed, you’re welcome to compete! We’re so excited for a cosplay contest that’s truly out of this world!

Cosplay Contest theme - Galactic

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Check out our cool prizes

Attention Cosplayers! Our trophies have finally come in! If you are considering entering Daisho Con’s 2017 Cosplay Contest, take a look at the trophies and prizes available for the taking! There are some new prizes aside from our usual list! So as you unsheathe those fabric scissors, keep these prizes in mind when choosing your cosplay for the contest!


Galactic Cosplay

The theme of our contest this year is Galaxy/Space, which means the theme prize will be awarded to an outstanding space cosplayer. To win this prize, your cosplay must be space themed! Cosplays that would fall under this description would be from tv shows, video games, movies, etc set in space or cosplays that have been given a space-y twist (perhaps in the form of alien-ifying a human cosplay). Some examples include but are not limited to: Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, Guardians of the Galaxy, Sailor Moon. 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

This year the congoers will 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 2017 Cosplay Contest this year, keep this in mind when signing up to compete!

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!