Wednesday, February 23, 2011

4th Philippine Cosplay Convention!

WHAT: 4th Philippine Cosplay Convention
WHEN: March 5, 2011 | 10:00am - 9:00pm
WHERE: Midtown, Atrium, Robinson's Place, Manila

The Animax Cosplay Festival Cosplay Guidelines

  1. The Animax Cosplay Festival (ACF) is open to all event attendees. 
  2. ACF is an OPEN CATEGORY event where participants could cosplay any character that they want, from any genre (whether it's from an anime, manga, games, comics, movies, western animation, visual kei, harajuku fashion, etc.) Original Characters are not qualified.
  3. ACF will be held on March 5, 2011. Both the INDIVIDUAL and GROUP cosplay will be held on the same day.
  4. Interested cosplay participants may either pre-register online or register on the day of the event. For this year, we are limiting the number of participants to 150 Individualcosplayers and 10 Groups.
  5. Pre-registrants are required to confirm their pre-registrations on-site during the cosplay registration period. Pre-registering does not guarantee a slot in the official cosplay list.
  6. All registrants are required to submit a reference picture of the character that they’ll be cosplaying upon registration. Guidelines for submitting reference pictures are found below.
  7. Registration will be done on a last in, first out basis. In this way, the first individual or group Cosplay contestant to register would be the last one to take to the stage. Therefore, the last individual or group Cosplay contestant to register would also go up on stage first.
  8. After the registration, cosplayers are encouraged to stay at the Cosplayer’s Lounge. The ACF cosplay judges will be observing the participants prior to the actual contest.
  9. Cosplayers under eighteen (18) years of age as of cosplay event date must have their parent/s and/or legal guardian/s sign the waiver/image release form which will be distributed at the event.
  10. Fanservice (ie. yaoi, yuri, etc.) is allowed but should be “General Patronage”. Any kind of extreme kind of fanservice (ie. kissing, PDA, etc.) that is deemed inappropriate for minors are strictly prohibited. Keep in mind that the Phil Cosplay Con is a wholesome and a General Patronage event.
  11. Costumes that are too revealing (ie. exposes private parts) are prohibited. Scantly clad and/or sexy costumes are allowed but are not encouraged. The ACF Organizers and the cosplay management team have the right to disqualify any participant on this ground.
  12. All kinds of costume props must be handled with utmost care and must not be harmful to his/her fellow cosplayers, event staff and event attendees. Any kind of sharp and/or bladed objects that will be used as costume props that could cut human flesh are strictly prohibited. Any kind of pyrotechnic equipment/s that will be used as costume props that could render damage to the venue and/or property is strictly prohibited.
  13. ACF Organizers, Cosplay Management Team, and its staff will not be held responsible for damage or injury resulting from mishandling and/or negligence of a cosplayer in his/her use of props/materials throughout the duration of the event.
  14. ACF organizers reserve the right to disqualify any cosplayer who ignores and/or violates any of the aforementioned guidelines.
  15. The ACF judges’ decisions are final and cannot be appealed.
  16. Registration and participation to the ACF cosplay constitutes that the cosplayer gives the right and the authority to ACF organizers/staff, its sponsors and authorized press media to take pictures and/or videos of registered cosplayers, cosplay groups and its members and will be the sole property of the organizers/staff, its sponsors and authorized press media to be used for future publications and/or advertising promotions.
  17. ACF Cosplay Guidelines are subject to change without prior notice.

Criteria for Judging

  • Accuracy: 20%
  • Craftsmanship: 40%
  • Performance: 30%
  • Cosplay Tagmanship: 10%*

*Represents how effective and entertaining your Cosplay Tag was.

Top 12 Finalists Criteria (for individual):
  • Accuracy: 20%
  • Craftsmanship: 30%
  • Interview: 40%
  • Overall Impact: 10%

Criteria for Group:
  • Accuracy: 20%
  • Craftsmanship: 20%
  • Performance: 50%
  • Overall Impact: 10%

Award Categories
  • Best Male
     - Php2,500 worth of GC
  • Best Female - Php2,500 worth of GC
  • Best Child - Php2,500 worth of GC
  • Best Robot/Mecha - Php2,500 worth of GC
  • Best Craftsmanship - Php2,500 worth of GC
  • Best Performance - Php2,500 worth of GC
  • Best Historical - Php3,000 worth of GC
  • Best Group - Php6,000 worth of GC

Rules are subject to change and revisions without prior notice.

The Animax Cosplay Festival Cosplay Guidelines is the sole property of Philippine Cosplay Convention, its organizers and its parent company,

The guidelines cannot be copied and/or replicated and/or reproduced for any other event and/or contest without the consent and/or permission from its parent owners.

For Individual, Group and other informations, visit  

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