Comicdom Cosplay 2018

Saturday
19:30 - 21:30
Hellenic American Union
Theatre

Comicdom Cosplay is one of the most popular events of Comicdom Con Athens and the national preliminary competition for EuroCosplay. The best cosplayers in Greece give their best to create the most impressive and elaborate costumes, and give the most dynamic stage performane. The competition’s judges, taking into account the costume accuracy, the construction quality and complexity, and the stage performances, select the winner who will represent Greece in the European cosplay competition, at the London MCM Expo, in October!

EuroCosplay has been held annually since 2010, in London, and features the best cosplayers from all over Europe. Each participating country sends their best representative, selected from a preliminary competition, to compete for the title of the best European cosplayer of the year!

The goal of EuroCosplay is to elevate the hobby and art of cosplay in Europe, and also inspire the present and future cosplayers to strengthen the cosplay community. Apart from the official website, you can find photos from previous EuroCosplay competitions and news about the upcoming one, at the EuroCosplay Facebook page.

The members of the Comicdom Cosplay 2018 judging panel are:

  • Maria Dedevesi – 1st place Solo winner in Comicdom Cosplay 2017 (RenePolumorfous)
  • Venetia Dedemadi – Set Designer & Costume Designer
  • Sergios Kotsovoulos – Director & Set Designer (Please Insert Coin & Within)
  • Alexandros Loggos – Special effects, make-up & theater props designer
  • Christos Papamichail – Theatrologist & Actor

The official photographer of Comicdom Cosplay 2018 is Spyridon Kakouris (SpirosK)

The ceremony’s host is Evangelia Zorba Armeniakou

The online registration for invitations has been completed. Those who successfully registered can pick up their invitations by showing some form of official i.d., at the main Comicdom Con Athens front desk (Hellenic American Union, 22 Massalias Str., Kolonaki), starting at noon on Friday, April 20 and until noon Saturday, April 21.

For those who wish to watch the contest but didn’t make the e-registrations, we inform you that we still have invitations for the Live Stream of the Contest at the French Institute Auditorium available for the audience. These will be distributed at the main Comicdom Con Athens front desk, free of charge and one per person, starting at Saturday April 21, at 13:00.

Contestants Registration Info

Solo

Solo

  1. Fill out the online form here.
  2. Send an email to cosplay@comicdom-con.gr with three images (jpg, larger than 700×700 pixels each) of your character, in the version in which you will present them (not your own photograph). The images need to be clear and full representations of your cosplay character’s costume and appearance. At least one of them will have to be full body. Fan art is not acceptable.
  3. Fill out a release form (you can download it here if you are an adult, or here if you are a minor), which you must submit to the Comicdom Con Athens 2018 front desk, on the day of the contest.

(Optional)

  1. Send an email to cosplay@comicdom-con.gr with your music or audio track in mp3 format (up to 60 seconds duration), if you wish to have something like that playing while you are on stage.
  2. Send to cosplay@comicdom-con.gr, preferably with a service such as WeTransfer, your progress file in PDF format (see an example here), with photographs from the process of creating your costume and other manufacturing details. It is not necessary that the costume is completed when you send the progress file. You must bring the final progress file, which must include the photos of the character you sent with your registration, printed in a booklet or folder (2 copies), on the day of the contest. The copies will not be returned. Progress files that haven’t been sent digitally within the deadline will not be accepted on the day of the contest.

No registration will be considered valid without a confirmation email from us.

By registering, you state that you completely and unequivocally accept the rules and regulations of Comicdom Cosplay 2017 and agree to abide by them.

Registration deadline: April 12, 2018. Participation spots are limited.

Group

Group (up to 6 persons)

  1. Fill out the online form here.
  2. Send an email to cosplay@comicdom-con.gr with two images (jpg, larger than 700×700 pixels each) of each of the characters, in the version in which you will present them and three group images (not your own photographs). The images need to be clear and full representations of your cosplay characters’ costumes and appearances. At least one of them will have to be full body. Fan art or photos of figures is not acceptable.
  3. Send an email to cosplay@comicdom-con.gr with your music or audio track in mp3 format (up to 3 minutes duration). We can also supply a cordless hand microphone, if you ask for it in your registration form.
  4. All members of the group must fill out a release form (you can download it here if you are an adult, or here if you are a minor), which you must submit to the Comicdom Con Athens 2018 front desk, on the day of the contest.

The group competition will only be held if we reach a minimum number of four participating groups. If there are less than four participating groups, you can either make your presentation on stage without the incentive of a prize/distinction, or the members of the group can participate in the solo competition.

No registration will be considered valid without a confirmation email from us.

By registering, you state that you completely and unequivocally accept the rules and regulations of Comicdom Cosplay 2018 and agree to abide by them.

Registration deadline: April 12, 2018. Participation spots are limited.

Rules And Regulations

General

The cosplay characters you select must be fictional characters originating in comics, films, TV series, animation, or video games.

Costumes will be permitted only if they are handmade and created by the contestants themselves. There is an exception for small accessories (hair clips, jewelry, etc.), underwear, pantyhose, clothes that are worn under the costume and ready-made clothing articled that have been altered extensively for the purpose of creating the uniform.

Nude or particularly obscene costumes will not be permitted.

The contestants must be aware that they will have to walk through doors and go up and down some stairs while in costume.

Forbidden are all types of firearms, as well as (sharpened or not) swords , knives, axes, or martial art weaponry. Paintball guns, BB guns and firearm replicas must have their barrels tightly shut with a distinct red cap. Forbidden are also chemicals, any object that produces fire or spark, and any type of sharp or otherwise dangerous objects which may injure the participant and those around him. All props must light, with rounded edges, and no longer than 250 cm.

Contestants can participate with a cosplay that they wore at another contest, as long as the costume is handmade and created by themselves. They cannot, though, participate with a cosplay that they wore at a previous Comicdom Cosplay.

Contestants can either participate in the solo or group categories, but not in both at the same time.

Changes in confirmed registrations can also be made with the repetition of the full registration process (filling out the online form, sending email with images and music) at a date no later than April 12.

Day of the contest

On the day of Comicdom Cosplay 2018, the contestants must present themselves to the Comicdom Con Athens 2018 front desk, at the Hellenic American Union (22 Massalias Str. Kolonaki), check-in (all group members for the group category) and receive their participation tag. For the exact time of your arrival, you will be notified with a personal email, a few days before the contest. The arrival and check-in procedure will start in the morning.

Solo: The judges will review each contestant separately, while examining the images they sent with their registration. Each contestant has three minutes to talk about the manufacturing process and answer question by the judges. If a contestant does appear in time, with their final costume, at this particular appointment, they will be disqualified for the “costume quality” and “similarity to character” grades, but they will still have a chance to appear on stage.

Group: The judges will review the whole group at once, while examining the images they sent with their registration. Each group has five minutes to talk about the manufacturing process and answer question by the judges. If all members of the group do not appear in time, with their final costumes, at this particular appointment, they will be disqualified for the “costume quality” and “similarity to character” grades, but they will still have a chance to appear on stage.

At 18:30, all contestants must be present, in full costume, at the Hellenic American Union Theater. Any contestant who does not arrive on time, is disqualified.

The total duration of the stage performance must not be over 60 seconds for the solo category, and 3 minutes for the group category. An extra 30 seconds is allowed for preparation of the stage and scenery by the assistant, before the contestant’s performance begins.

Grading

The Solo Category will be graded by the following criteria:
Α) Costume Quality 40%
Β) Similarity to characters 40%
C) Stage presence 20%

See the detailed judgment criteria for grading

The Group Category will be graded by the following criteria:
Α) Costume Quality 30%
Β) Similarity to characters 30%
D) Stage presence 40%

See the detailed judgment criteria for grading

Chaperones / Assistants

Each contestant in the Solo Category and each group in the Group Category is allowed to be accompanied by one person as an assistant. They can enter the dressing room with the contestant to help them get dressed and prepared for the contest. The assistants can also remain with the contestants in the green room (Foyer), during the contest ceremony. Alternatively, if the contestants give them their invitation, the assistants can be in the Theater to watch the contest.

The assistant can bring items/props etc. up to the stage and make the necessary preparations, before the contestant’s performance. In this case, they will have to be dressed in plain black clothes. If the performance is more elaborate and needs further people to assist in the preparation of the stage, the contestant must notify the organizers by email during their registration, and the Comicdom Con Athens 2018 volunteers will provide further assistance.

Each contestant in the Solo Category and each group in the Group Category is allowed one invitation for the contest ceremony for one friend/chaperone/assistant, which they will receive from the Comicdom Con Athens 2018 front desk, during check-in.

Winners

1η θέση – Ατομικό

Ο πρώτος νικητής της κατηγορίας του ατομικού θα εκπροσωπήσει τη χώρα στον πανευρωπαϊκό διαγωνισμό EuroCosplay, που θα διεξαχθεί στις 27 Οκτωβρίου στο MCM Expo του Λονδίνου! Ο νικητής κερδίζει ένα αεροπορικό εισιτήριο, μετ’ επιστροφής, από τον τόπο διαμονής του, παραμονή σε ξενοδοχείο του Λονδίνου για δυο νύχτες, και δύο διήμερα εισιτήρια εισόδου στο October London MCM Expo. Επιπλέον, για τις ανάγκες μεταφοράς της στολής του, καλύπτονται τα έξοδα για μια επιπλέον αποσκευή στο αεροπλάνο, ή για ταχυδρομική αποστολή 2 δεμάτων, μέχρι 20 κιλών αθροιστικά.

2η θέση – Ατομικό

1 Φιγούρα Sora (Guardian Form) από το Kingdom Hearts III (OtakuStore.gr)
1 μινιατούρα κλίμακας 1:10 του ίδιου διαγωνιζόμενου με την στολή που θα κερδίσει (προσφορά της It’s You)
1 Φιγούρα Nendoroid του Sasuke Uchiha από το Naruto (AnimeHouse.gr)
1 Set Φιγούρες Evolution των Treecko, Torchic και Mudkip από το Pokemon (AnimeHouse.gr)
1 Sugar Skull Make up Kit (Kryolan)
Τόμοι 1-3 του manga Bleach (Anubis)

3η θέση – Ατομικό

1 Φιγούρα του Minato Namikaze (Xtra Limited Ver.) από το Naruto Shippuden (OtakuStore.gr)
1 μινιατούρα κλίμακας 1:10 του ίδιου διαγωνιζόμενου με την στολή που θα κερδίσει (προσφορά της It’s You)
1 Φιγούρα Funko POP του Bran Stark από το Game of Thrones (AnimeHouse.gr)
1 Κούπα Rick and Morty Vindicators (AnimeHouse.gr)
1 Zombie Make up Kit (Kryolan)
Τόμοι 1-3 του manga Βασιλιάς Σαμάνος (Anubis)

1η θέση – Ομαδικό

1 Monopoly Dragon Ball Z (OtakuStore.gr)
1 figures longbox One piece Impel Down (AnimeHouse.gr)
1 Flaming Skull Make up kit (Kryolan)
Τόμοι 1-3 του manga Rurouni Kenshin (Anubis)
Τόμοι 1-3 του manga Blade of the Immortal (Anubis)
Τόμοι 1-3 του manga Berserk (Anubis)

Επίσης, για όσους παρακολουθήσουν τον διαγωνισμό μέσω livestream στο Γαλλικό Ινστιτούτο Ελλάδας, θα κληρωθούν τα παρακάτω δώρα, προσφορά του OtakuStore.gr:

1 Φιγούρα Funko POP! Του Goku (Black) από το Dragon Ball
1 Φιγούρα Funko POP! του Sonic από το Sonic the Hedgehog
1 Σετ action figures με τον Mickey, τον Axel και ένα Shadow (Heartless) από το Kingdom Hearts
1 Κούπα Attack on Titan
1 Λούτρινο Eevee
1 Κούπα Naruto
1 Κούπα Pikachu Evolution
1 Αφίσα Swimpool Girls από το Sword Art Online
1 Αφίσα Asuna Undine & Leafa από το Sword Art Online
1 Μπρελόκ Toriko
1 Αφίσα Gaara Kazekage από το Naruto
1 Μπρελόκ Sasuke από το Naruto

Δείτε όλα τα δώρα της κλήρωσης εδώ!

Stating the obvious

The contestants and assistants/chaperones promise to maintain a proper and sportsmanlike behavior, abide by the rules and regulations of the contest, and conform to the suggestions and decisions of the organizers.

The judges decisions are final and non-negotiable.

Organizers retain the right to disqualify any contestant if they find them non-compliant to the above rules and regulations.

If you have any further questions, you can contact us at cosplay@comicdom-con.gr

If you are a journalist/photographer and wish to cover the ceremony, please fill out the required form

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