Cosplay Contest

Live Stream Sunday, December 12, 2021 6pm Central Time*

ComfyCozyCon 2021 is hosting a cosplay contest! Below you can find information about rules, judges, prizes, and our commitment to fairness and inclusivity.



By entering the ComfyCozyCon Cosplay Contest, you are agreeing to follow all the Convention’s rules. Anyone caught breaking them will be disqualified from the contest. By entering, you also agree to allow the Convention to use your photos/video on the ComfyCozyCon website, social media channels, and during the official Convention live stream.

  • All entries must be age 18 or older.
  • Due to sponsor and shipping limitations, we will only be accepting cosplayers who are U.S. residents
  • Contestants may use model(s) for their submission.
  • Open to single competitors or groups of up to 3.
  • Open to all skill levels!
  • Entries open to any cosplays, including those that have won previous awards
  • Please ensure cosplays follow Twitch guidelines (i.e., no nudity)


Submissions for the contest are now closed.

Prizes & Awards

Here are some of the possible prizes up for grabs!

Best in Show

Best Masters

Best Journeyman

Best Novice

There will also be an Audience Choice award as well as Judges’ Awards. Prizes for each are at the Judges and Runner’s discretion.

Judging Criteria

Judging will be based on craftsmanship, using the following criteria:* 

  • Accuracy: Did the contestant match character(s)’s garments/props/style well? What changes did they make to personalize it and was it done effectively?
  • Polish: Is the construction clean, well-fitted and with good proportions? Do the sewn garments have finished seams? Are connections for armor hidden well? Are foam seams smooth and well-finished?
  • Difficulty: What level were the techniques used and were they executed well?
  • Build percentage: How much of the full costume was made by the contestant? How much was modified? How much was purchased?
  • Impact: This is the “wow” factor of the cosplay. How does it look overall as a complete package? Is it cohesive or disjointed? In what ways did the contestant go above and beyond?


Depending on the total number of submissions received and overall skill level of entries, contestants will either be placed into separate divisions (Novice, Journeyman, or Master) or placed into one general division with prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Entries will be asked during submission to choose the division they feel they are most suited for, but Judges will have the ability to make the final call on what division each entry will be placed in.

  • Novice – new cosplayers and those who have not received a cosplay contest award
  • Journeyman – cosplayers who have won minor awards and/or 1-3 major awards
  • Master – cosplayers who have won 4+ major awards

Commitment to fairness and inclusivity 

In order to create a welcoming and inclusive contest, we at ComfyCozyCon pledge to not judge contestants on any components outside of their cosplay. This includes: Race, Ethnicity, Nationality, Age, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Disability Status, or Socioeconomic Status. Any Judge found to be showing bias towards or against any of these will be removed as Judge, and all points from said Judge will not be accounted for in final scores.

*Details subject to change

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