There will be a mandatory 3-minute presentation of your costume to the judges during pre- judging. Depending on the complexity and detail, the judges may request additional time to observe and properly judge your costume.
During Pre-Judging be prepared to talk about your costume and character from conception to creation.
The Battle Arena
Entrants must leave the stage as clean as it was when they first walked on it.
Absolutely no flame or pyrotechnical props are permitted.
Audio / Visual
The DEFPLAY team, will be able to facilitate audio and visual elements that can enhance the Warrior’s presentation as there will be screens on stage to aid your presentation.
All Audio / Visual files must be Uploaded to the DEFPLAY website or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than Friday 5th July, 2019.
The DEFPLAY team will attempt to accommodate requests with respect to lighting, but this is not guaranteed, as such performances should cater for circumstances when lighting requests are denied.
On the day of the event, contestants must arrive on time for check in at 12 noon at the backstage area of the Queen’s Hall Auditorium. During this time, depending on the number of entries, we may begin pre-show judging with the judges.
Pre-judging is mandatory and there will be NO late entries once prejudging has ended. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Our COSPITAL area will be designated for Cosplayers to make last minute adjustments to costumes, and a dressing area will be assigned on the day. Please note that there will only be basic tools available at the COSPITAL.
DEFPLAY reserves the right to deny any/or all costumes not deemed appropriate and/or safe.
All warriors are expected to make a minimum 2-minute presentation for the Gods of War to decide their fate. The presentation should depict their character in different phases of battle and should include a signature BATTLECRY!
Warriors will be lined up as per their assigned order determined at check in.
Only registered entrants are allowed in the Green Room and staging area. Please be aware that this means friends, children not participating in the contest, and animals are not to accompany entrants.
Costumes must allow freedom of movement to navigate stairs.
Please notify the DEFPLAY team when you register if you require an assistant for larger costumes.
NOTE TO PREVIOUS DEFPLAY, ANIMEKON and KASAI CON COSPLAY GRAND PRIZE WINNERS
In keeping with our commitment to the development and exposure of the widest range of cosplayers, the previous year’s DEFPLAY Cinema Makeup School Scholarship Winner will be allowed to showcase in this year’s DEFPLAY edition but will NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE. This ensures that a new cosplayer will have the opportunity to win a scholarship to the Cinema Make Up School in Los Angeles courtesy Republic Bank. The 2018 DEFPLAY Scholarship winner can compete in the 2020 DEFPLAY Competition.
All other previous DEFPLAY winners are eligible to compete for all prizes in this year’s edition of DEFPLAY.
As part of the alliance pact between DEFPLAY, ANIMEKON and KASAI CON, the overall winner of the most recent iterations of these two events (ANIMEKON and KASAI CON) can showcase in this year’s DEFPLAY but will be ineligible to compete. These winners can compete in the 2020 DEFPLAY Competition.