Presented by Wikia, the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay makes its debut this April in Chicago as the biggest and most prestigious costume contest in the United States. Veterans of the cosplay circuit and amateurs alike will battle it out for a shot at seizing the Crown and over $10,000 in cash and prizes.
For the first time ever, C2E2 will invite cosplayers from across the country to travel to the Windy City to be critiqued by celebrity judges Yaya Han, Ashley Eckstein, Nan Cibula-Jenkins and Austin Scarlett, all whom have prestigious backgrounds in pop culture and costume design.
Fans will witness the spectacle and pageantry of a fun-filled competition celebrating the best cosplayers from around the country on Saturday, April 26 on the Main Stage! The C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay will also be streamed live to a global audience on the C2E2 website.
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 – including Comic Books, Movies & Television, Video Games, Anime and Fantasy.
Each entrant will submit an application to be reviewed by the C2E2 team and entrants may only enter one costume into the competition. Accepted contestants will be pre-judged for craftsmanship off stage and then battle it out on the Main Stage for first place in their respective categories. Each of the first place winners will then move on to the Crown Championship round to compete for cash prizes and ultimate bragging rights as the C2E2 Crown Champion of Cosplay.
Get To Know The Contestants!
Submissions for the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay is now closed. All fans who applied will be notified by Friday, March 21 of the status of their application.