September 17-18 2022 • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Crunchyroll-Hime’s Cosplay Cup

Craving a cosplay competition? Crunchyroll-Hime’s Cosplay Cup will be landing here in Australia at CRX Aus 2022!

So rev up your sewing machines, turn your glue guns up to 11, and whip out the Worbla—’cause Crunchyroll-Hime’s Cosplay Cup is finally here!

Full details and entry forms will be opening in the coming weeks, but until then, here’s the basics of what you need to know so you can get started!

WHEN / WHERE

Sunday 18th September 2022, at Crunchyroll Expo Aus 2022 and is open to cosplayers of all skill levels. All interested participants will need to have a CRX Aus 2022 badge to participate.

WHO

The competition is only open to Australian and New Zealand residents, and all entrants must be 15 years or older at the time of the event.

You may enter as an individual or as a group of up to five (5) members, all of whom must meet the eligibility requirements. Each participant, competing as an individual or as a part of a group, is permitted to only be a part of one entry in the competition.

WHAT

Costumes must be from anime, manga and anime-inspired shows and games. Characters not based on these genres will NOT be accepted.
Interpretations of a character from the above categories are permitted so long as they are designed by someone other than the entrant, and weren’t designed for the purposes of the competition. Original characters and designs made by the entrant will not be allowed at this time due to judging requirements. If you have any questions about whether your costume qualifies, please email us at 
Our judging will follow three main pillars: construction, performance, and innovation. As such, we expect all costumes to be at least 80% constructed by you.

As part of your entry, you will be asked to provide photos and work in progress proof in the form of a portfolio, for judging on the day. Keep this in mind when starting your builds.

Costumes which have won a major award (Best in Show, Best in Category, etc.) at another pop culture, comic, or anime convention may not participate unless the costume has undergone changes of at least 40%. This will require disclosure in your entry form and proof of changes given in your portfolio.

Note that Crunchyroll-Hime’s Cosplay Cup will have a skit component from 2023. This year, in 2022, we will just be judging the costume component; so if you’ve always wanted to enter but not wanted to perform a skit, this is a once off opportunity! All other competition rules still apply, we require a portfolio of costume work, and successful applicants will participate in prejudging the day of the competition.

PRIZES

Cosplay Cup Champion – $5000 + guest judge spot at the next Cosplay Cup.
Runner Up – $2500
Champion in the Making – $1000

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