cosplay contest

Do you have a cosplay that you'd like to share? Than participate in Game On Expo's 5th annual cosplay contest where you can win cash prizes. Whether you're a casual cosplayer, or diehard, Game On Expo will also have cosplay guests, local cosplay groups, panels, and more.


Please read Game On Expo's rules as well as the costume and prop policy.

The Cosplay Contest will take place on Saturday, August 10th at 6:30 pm in rooms 164-166 in the South building at the Phoenix Convention Center.

All contestants must have either a weekend pass or a Saturday to be entered in the contest.

Online registration is currently open. On-site registration will be accepted up to 12:00 pm on Saturday. Note that you must have a flash drive with you if you plan on using any audio. These spots will be a first come, first serve basis.

Each contestant or group is allowed a skit or a catwalk of 3 minutes or less.


Judging will take place at 3:00 pm. Location of where you will need to go can be found at the Cosplay Booth.

Only the contestants and judges will be allowed in the judging area. There will be limited space, so we ask that no photoshoots happen during the judging. Assistants are also welcome to help with any last minute repairs.


All costumes are accepted including but not limited to fan-made art, movies, anime, video games, etc.

If your costume has not been made by you, you must alert the judges.

You may only enter once in the contest. If you enter as a group and win – prizes will be divided amongst the winning contestants.

Please be sure to submit your audio in an mp3 file to nicole.spickerman@gameonexpo.com.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Cosplay Coordinator, Christal at nicole.spickerman@gameonexpo.com