*** NEW DATES March 4th & 5th, 2023| Click here for more information ***


Cosplay Contests

Grab your costumes, build great props and make your favorite characters come to life on the Hill Country Comicon Cosplay Stage! Take pictures as your greatest superhero and bring your magic to our new and improved cosplay contest with double the categories for double the fun! Register early to make sure you save your spot to compete against the best of the best and walk the stage!

Entries on site will be very limited! Sign up each day until 2pm at the "Pirate 4 Hire" Cosplay Booth, located in the cosplay alley. Adult/Teen Contestants can sign up on Saturday, while Kids can sign up on Sunday

Cosplay Contest: Novice, Journeyman, and Masters Category for Adults


Novice Category:

  • Participants in this category are the least experienced in competition:
  • You may never have won a cosplay contest award or have competed in less than 3 past contests.

Journeyman Category:

  • Participants in this category have done any one of the following:
  • Won an award equivalent to novice or journeyman in another contest
  • Have participated in more than 3 contests prior
  • Have made more than 10 costumes

Masters Category:

  • You are required to compete in this category if you meet any of the following criteria:
  • Have won an intermediate (journeyman) level or higher award in any other cosplay contest
  • Work professionally in a field related to cosplay
  • Have crafted more than 30 costumes, regardless of any awards
Pre-registration closes at 11pm CST, Friday, March 3rd, 2023. Same day registration closes at 2pm CST, Saturday, March 4th, 2023. All entrants must meet at the Panel Room B at 3pm on Saturday for pre-judging. There will only be limited sign up the day of the convention, so it is best to pre-register if you would like to compete.

Still have questions? Feel free to email your question to info@hillcountrycc.com and we'll get back to you with an answer as soon as possible!

Cosplay Contest: Most Innovative and Best Stage Presence Categories for Kids


Most Innovative:

  • Demonstrates the most unique and interesting costume idea. Innovative elements of a cosplay can include materials used, the construction process, or any other unique element we have yet to see.

Best Stage Presence:

  • This one is all about the spotlight! Participants who best utilizes their 30 seconds on stage to both display their costume and entertain the audience will be considered for this award.
There is no pre-registration nor pre-judging for the Kids Cosplay Contest, so please register on site at the Pirate 4 Hire booth during the weekend before registration closes at 2:00 pm. Participants will be expected to begin lining up near the stage at 3:30 pm on Sunday March 5th. One parent or guardian may accompany their child at all times.

Still have questions? Feel free to email your question to info@hillcountrycc.com and we'll get back to you with an answer as soon as possible!

For additional rules and guidelines concerning this event, please visit our policies page at https://www.hillcountrycomicon.com/policies
For any questions or concerns regarding these contests, please contact info@hillcountrycc.com