The last couple of years there has been a great interest in participating in our cosplay shows and we have been unable to accommodate everyone. That's why we see it as highly problematic when performers withdraw in the final weeks leading up J-Popcon (or on the actual day of the show), preventing others from participating because of the short notice. Therefore the following rules will enter into force this year:
Withdrawing prior to April 1st – no quarantine from next year's competition, even if all your material has been approved.
Withdrawing after April 1st – if no valid reason can be provided (e.g. illness or death in the family) the group will be quarantined from next year's competition. The cosplay planning committee has the final say on whether a reason for withdrawing is valid. If no reason is provided the quarantine will be automatic.
If the competition slots are all filled before April 1st, the remaining groups who have finished all their material will have the option to be put on a waiting list (if they've chosen this in the signup) and be informed in case a slot opens up. After April 1st, no new groups will be allowed to sign up. This is also the date where all material must be finally approved.
Parts of the costume can be bought, but remember to tell this when you sign up and when you are talking with the judges, so credit can be given to the right people.
Recognized, fanbased titles such as Vocaloid, or more known "fan-design" are allowed, but require acceptance from the organizer team. Send us a mail!
Official published illustrations (e.g. Alan Lee, Sakizo or Thores). Send us a mail, if you are in doubt.
Costumes that have won in previous competitions and been used in our Danish Cosplay Championship on Saturday, April 22nd, are not allowed.
You have to show up for your assigned timeslot with the judges. If you are not present, you will be disqualified.
There is a maximum of 30 contestants and the sign up follows the first-come-first-serve principle.
This event is family friendly, so we ask cosplayers to wear appropriate costumes. This means if your costume shows an excessive amount of skin or is particularly gory, it might not be the right event to wear it. However, if you are in doubt, please feel free to write us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The same weapon rules as for the Sunday Show also applies.
Fire, water and chemicals are not allowed.
The stage is to be kept clean. Confetti, glitter, flower petals, etc. are, if used, to be gathered and removed by the cosplayer(s) themselves immidiately after their performance ends.