Cosplay at Kanpai!

What's the best part of a convention? The dealers, artists, and guests are all amazing - but it's the COSPLAY that really makes an anime convention like Kanpai!Con stand out. We hope you'll check out one of our cosplay contests and have fun!

Mainstage Cosplay Contest Rules

Welcome to our Nebraska Cosplay competition! Cosplayers in Nebraska should come join us for an epic weekend! All winners, including the Best In Show (Grand Prize) and Best In Each Category will receive free admission to next year's convention, and possibly additional sponsored prizes.

While we make every effort to have the complete and final rules published, we may need to make adjustments or modifications to the rules at any time to improve the clarity of the rules or the operation of the cosplay events.

Mainstage Cosplay Contest Categories

Mainstage Cosplay has two categories: Performance & Workmanship. Entries may choose to compete in one or both categories if they qualify, or they must appear as an "Exhibition" if they do not qualify for or do not desire to participate in either category. There will be one winner chosen per skill level in each category as well as a "Best in Show." There may also be honorable mentions or "shout outs", however they will not receive any official award or prize.

Judging Divisions:

If you are uncertain which division is best for your entry, our staff can assist you! ^_^

You may choose whether or not to come onstage with the stage dark or lit up. However, we will not change the lights during your skit, they will be on the entire time once you begin. Keep this in mind when preparing your act.

Please remember we do not supply participants with any of the following: make-up, make-up applicators and/or removers, paint, etc. Please come to the convention with everything you need to complete and/or assemble your cosplay.

Audio Guidelines


Mainstage Cosplay Contest Rules

The Cosplay Director has the right to eliminate any entry from the competition on the basis of taste, danger to the audience, building or yourself, violation of any of the above rules, or any other reason deemed sufficient.