C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay

C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay Rules

How it works

The C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay is a celebration of all pop culture. It is a craftsmanship award show with a pre-judging session and a stage display. All entries must represent a character or element from the pop culture realm within one of the following 4 categories:

  • Comic Books – Examples include: Superman, Spider-Man, Poison Ivy, Dr. Doom, Rogue, etc.
  • Movies & Television – Examples include: Darth Vader, Doctor Who, Rick Grimes, The Terminator, Daenerys Targaryen, Hit-Girl, etc.
  • Video Games – Examples include: Master Chief, Sarah Kerrigan, Booker DeWitt, Lara Croft, Link, Samus Aran, etc.
  • Anime & Fantasy – Examples include: Ichigo Kurosaki, Mikasa Ackerman, Sheryl Nome, Eva-01, Vampires, Steampunk etc.

Each entrant will submit an application to be reviewed by the C2E2 team – entrants may only enter one costume into the competition. If approved, those contestants will be contacted by the C2E2 team advancing on to the competition stage of the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay. Contestants will be judged solely on the quality and craftsmanship of their costumes. No store bought costumes will be eligible to enter.

Selected contestants will be pre-judged for craftsmanship at C2E2 off stage and then battle it out on the Main Stage for first place in their respective categories. Those first place winners will then move on to the Crown Championship round to win cash prizes and ultimate bragging rights as the C2E2 Crown Champion of Cosplay.

Contestants will provide C2E2 with a 100 word costume description for the emcee to read as they cross the stage and exhibit two to three poses before exiting. No speaking or individualization of music is allowed as pre-selected music will play throughout the event. The time limit per participant on stage is approximately one minute.

Space in the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay is limited and entry will be based on each applicant’s form and picture. There are no group entries allowed.

Category Awards:

Prizes will be awarded based on judge rankings in each of the following categories: Comic Books, Movie & Television, Video Games, Anime & Fantasy. Please note: these are the categories currently planned, but C2E2 reserves the right to adjust the categories based on entries received.

Best in Category:

A winner will be selected from each category based upon the judges’ score in that category.

Crown Championship:

The winners from each category will compete in the final Crown Championship round. The overall Crown Championship will be awarded to the costume that is considered to be the “Best in Show” based on the scores given by the judges. Every category is eligible for this award.


  • First Place Overall - $5,000 & the C2E2 Crown Championship of Cosplay Title
  • Second Place Overall - $2,500
  • Third Place Overall - $1,000

The C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay Rules:

Participants in the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay must adhere to the following new rules.

View The New Rules


To register, fill out the form below by March 20 11:59 PM CST. All entrants must already be registered for the convention in order to be eligible for the costume contest.


If you have any questions about the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay, please contact Justin Flores

Are You Ready?

Are you ready to battle it out for shot at the C2E2 Crown Champion of Cosplay title? Fill out the form below.

Items marked with * are mandatory:


Applicant Info

*Phonetic Spelling of Your Name:
Ex. Justin Flores --> Juh·Stin Floor·S
 Name You Would Like Read on Stage if Different from Your Real Name. Aka Stage Name
 Phonetic Spelling of Stage Name:
Ex. Justin Flores --> Juh·Stin Floor·S

Your Costume

 Please provide the best quality photo possible of your costume as this photo will help determine if you qualify for the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay. Do not send images of just the character. We need to see your actual costume.
Costume Category

*Emcee Introduction:
(100 words to be read aloud describing you and your costume)
 Note to contestants: Tell the audience (aside from name and character) the types of materials used, how many hours spent, design/construction/stitching techniques used that a newbie would not know – blow your own horn.
*Any Additional Information About Your Costume:
(What should our Judges know?)

About You

Information to be used on the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay webpage.

*Applicant Bio:
*What are you most excited for at C2E2?
*What is your favorite part about being a cosplayer?
*I agree to comply with the rules and agree to the terms of the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay listed here , and I further consent to the use of my picture, video footage, and the likeness of my costume by Reed Exhibitions, ReedPOP, C2E2 and/or Wikia for future promotional efforts and news articles.

*I understand that my personal information will be stored by the Cosplay Contest Coordinator only and will not be shared with any outside party other than Wikia or Reed Exhibitions and their designees.

*I release Reed Exhibitions, ReedPOP, C2E2 and/or Wikia from any liability for any physical injury which may result from my participation in this contest.



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