Cosplay Competition

COSPLAY RULES AND REGULATIONS:

GENERAL RULES:

1. Anyone from any organization can join.

2. We will accept characters from any written or visual media.

2.a. Original Character’s (OC’s) will not be eligible for the competition.

3. Metal props and metal costume components ARE NOT ALLOWED for this competition.

3.a. With that in mind please nothing bladed, or anything that will pose immediate harm to any of the participants of the convention or yourself.

3.b. We advise those who carry weapon props to please not play around with them, competitors once you have finished your skit and have gone off stage please do not play around with your props.

3.c. Any pyrotechnics or chemicals ARE NOT ALLOWED to be used on and off stage.

4. Pairs must present a skit while Individuals may not perform a skit, but is encouraged.

5. We put great emphasis on character but we know it’s tiring to be acting like your character all day.

5.a. Therefore you need only to be in character from the time the competition starts until after you have gone on stage.

5.b. Please be in the convention proper area at 2PM. PUNCTUALITY IS STRICTLY OBSERVED.

Late comers will automatically BE SUNK (OR DISQUALIFIED).

6. We all know that cosplaying your favorite characters is exciting but please let’s keep it wholesome because ARCHCon is a child friendly event and Robinsons Galleria is a family mall.

7. Crossplaying is allowed but STAY AWAY from mature/ecchi characters when crossplaying and that we are judging the character and not the person. Violators would be prosecuted and disqualified.

8. Individual Cosplay Competition will be on Day 1 while Pair Cosplay Competition will be on Day 2.

9. Anyone caught doing Fan Service or “the random and gratuitous display of a series of anticipated gestures common in Manga & Anime” such things as panty shots, leg spreads will be REPRIMANDED BY THE SECURITY TEAM OF ARCHCON AND ROBINSONS GALLERIA.

Penalties:

1st offense: Verbal warning

2nd offense: BAN from the cosplay competition (If you joined)

3rd offense: MALL SECURITY WILL HAVE YOU REMOVED FROM THE EVENT AREA.

How to send entries:

REGISTER NOW (INDIVIDUAL)!

REGISTER NOW (PAIR)!

1st step:
Click the button above. once there, upload your required files first. Once both are sent successfully, you may now fill up the form.

Make sure that to Label your files in this format:
Yourfullname(s)_category

Example:
Juandelacruz_Individual.jpg
Juandelacruz&mariaclara_Pair.jpg

Allowed file types:
Audio File Type: (.mp3, .wav, .wma)
Picture File Type: (.png, .jpeg, .jpg)
Video File Type: (.mp4, .wmv, .flv, .avi)

Music file must NOT exceed 15MB
Picture file must NOT exceed 15MB
Video file must NOT exceed 80MB

INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION RULES 

Day 1 – Oct. 28, 2017

1. We will only be performing Online Registrations for this year.

1.a. Online Registrations will end on October 14, 2017. Registrations are now ONGOING

1.b. Registering early WILL NOT determine the order of performance.

1.c. We will RANDOMLY select which individual will perform first.

2. Skits can either be accompanied with an audio file or a video file (to be projected on the LED screen). If competitors choose not to have a skit, they will instead be interviewed on stage.

3. The Skit must not exceed 2 mins. During those 2 mins you may do signature moves, a signature pose, or a small dance number. The microphone on the stage will be provided for those who wish to use.

3.a Registration Fee = P150.00 per person.

3.b We will only be accepting a maximum of 40 individuals for this competition. LIMITED SLOTS ONLY

3.c For your convenience, we have come up with a new system to collect your payments.

4. For payments, we will leave a dropbox for you from August 1 – Oct 14 2017 at this location:

La Tegola Cucina Italiana – Level 1 The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu

4.a You put your registration fee in a WHITE ENVELOPE with your NAME, CHARACTER YOU’RE COSPLAYING, & SOURCE.

Envelope Label:

Name: Juan De La Cruz

Character: Sasuke

Source: Naruto Shipudden

5. This year of ARCHCon we will be awarding Overall Best Cosplay.

The breakdown for this year will be:

50% – Character (on & off stage)

30% – Skit (audience impact, originality, neatness) OR Interview (audience impact and IN character answering)

20% – Craftsmanship (accuracy & neatness)

PAIR COMPETITION RULES:

Day 2 – Oct. 29, 2017

1. We will only be performing Online Registrations for this year.

1.a. Online Registrations will end on October 14, 2017. Registrations are now ONGOIN. Registration Fee = P150.00 per person.

1.b. Registering early WILL NOT determine the order of performance.

1.c. We will RANDOMLY select which pair will perform first.

2. Skits can either be accompanied with an audio file or a video file (to be projected on the LED screen). If competitors choose not to have a skit, they will instead be interviewed on stage.

2.a Please also include a HIGH QUALITY picture of the characters you are cosplaying.

2.c Pairs will be allowed ONLY two (2) COSPLAYERS and (2) propsmen/stage ninjas if you should have any. They are required to wear ALL BLACK ATTIRE (Shoes, Pants, and T-shirt must be ALL Black)

2.d Your pair cosplay must be from the same anime / game / movie / manga / etc., unless there have been crossover creations. (e.g. One Piece x Toriko or Fairy Tail x Rave)

3. You will be given only 3 – 5 minutes of performing time, any more will be deducted from your score.

3.a Timer starts when your skit officially starts. Set up all you want.

3.b We will only be accepting a maximum of 15 pairs for this competition.

4. Skits can either be accompanied with an audio file or a video file (to be projected on the LED screen). If competitors choose not to have a skit, they will instead be interviewed on stage.

5. For payments, we will leave a dropbox for you from Sept 1- Oct 25 at this location:

La Tegola Cucina Italiana – Level 1 The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu

5.a You put your registration fee in a WHITE ENVELOPE with your NAME, CHARACTERS YOU’RE COSPLAYING, & SOURCE.

Envelope Label:

Names: Juan De La Cruz & Miguel Damat

Character: Sasuke & Naruto

Source: Naruto Shipudden

The breakdown for this year will be:

50% – Character (on & off stage)

30% – Skit (audience impact, originality, neatness) OR Interview (audience impact and IN character answering)

20% – Craftsmanship (accuracy & neatness)

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

All Cosplayers joining any of the two competitions would have free entrance to the event good for 2 days. Call time for competitors will be at 2:00PM. The competition starts at 4:00PM SHARP.

PRIZES FOR THIS COMPETITION:

Individual Cosplay Champion – P3,000 plus certificate, trophy freebies and ARCHcon goodies

2nd Place – P2,000 plus certificate and freebies

3rd Place – P1,000 plus certificate and freebies

BEST PAIR COSPLAYERS – P5,000 plus certificate, trophy freebies and ARCHcon goodies

Registration fees will go to the SHS-AdC Blue Plate Project.