For 2017, registration for the Cosplay Contest will take place at the Registration Desk Saturday 12:00pm - 3:30pm and Sunday 11:30am - 12:30pm. Registration for the contest is free and open to anyone. There will be several categories: please read the following and prepare to register for the category(ies) that best suits your work. Judging will be held Sunday, Sept. 24 2:30pm in the Fireside Room by a panel of 5 highly skilled judges!
Sound clips If you want music for your piece, bring it as a 45sec clip mp3 format on a flash drive. Otherwise, default music will be chosen.
Categories All categories will have a novice and advanced division. To qualify for the advanced category the entrant will have participated in 3 or more cosplay contests/masquerades or have won a contest or masquerade in the past.
Purchased (any purchased/bought costume/cosplay that is not made by yourself or anyone attending ThunderCon 2017.) Modified (may have purchased and handmade items combined on a costume/cosplay, whereby character is indistinguishable without handmade items.) Handmade (entire costume made by yourself or someone attending ThunderCon 2017, with the exception of footwear and wigs. Maker must be present for judging.) Judges' Choice Awards and more
Final Showcase Sunday 4:00 on the Main Stage, with Celebrity Cosplay Judge Kevin Porter awarding the prizes!
The Cosplay Parade will be held on Sat. and is open to everyone.
(For Cosplay, keep in mind our Weapons Policy here)
Judging will be done by:
Get Your Geek On, Thunder Bay! 2017 at the Valhalla Inn!
Sat. September 23, 10:00am-7:00pm Sun. September 24, 10:00am - 5:00pm