Cosplay contest at Animecon II
At Animecon two distinct Cosplay contests will be held: Dress contest,
which is open to all with a costume, and Performance contest for groups.
The winner of the Dress contest and the audience's favorite group will
be chosen by Finncon audience, and the Performance contest winner will
be determined by an independent jury.
The Dress contest is open to all with a Cosplay costume, that is, a
costume modeled after a specified character. The spirit of Cosplay also
requires acting, but having fun is the main requirement. All contestants
will be issued (in the order of entry) a numbered tag that can be worn
from the start of the Finncon. The audience can leave their votes to
ballot box after viewing the costumes on the stand and on the Finncon
grounds. All contestants will be given an opportunity to display their
costume on stage, where they can give a little one-person show if they
Cosplay contests are separate from the Finncon Masquerade party and
participation does not exclude from participating to other costume
The Dress contest requires entry, but it is possible to enter on the
grounds. When giving your entry to the address
name of the participant
name of the character
origins of the character
Performance contest is targeted at groups of no less than two
participants (multiple personalities are not allowed) and does not exclude
the individuals of the group to participate in the Dress contest.
The presentation of the performance is free, i.e. a scene or it's
adaptation, a sketch, music and/or dance show. The jury will be handed
general guidelines, but every member of the jury will be making their own
The Performance contest requires a pre-entry to the address
email-deleted with the following
- names of participants
- name of the group
- short description of the presentation
- approximate duration of the presentation
- possible need for A/V-equipment unless provided by the groups themselves.
The hall has limited A/V capabilities, but the Animecon committee will
help within it's capabilities.
The winner of the Performance contest will be rewarded with a challenge
cup which will be first prize again at Animecon III at the summer of 2004
in Jyväskylä, Finland. The audience of Finncon will also be voting for