Cosplay

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Cosplay at Fort Con 2 is going to be MASSIVE! We’ve thrown out the rule book and have come up with a new unique system for our cosplay tournament. We also are giving away £1000 in CASH prizes, one of the biggest total prize funds in the Northern Hemisphere.

Welcome to Fort Con 2’s…

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Think of it as a metaphorical fight to the death and you might get an idea of how this is going to play out! First of all, let’s bash out the categories. It all begins with the…

 

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The cosplay trials are open to everyone dressed up on the day. You will have to register on the day in one of the following categories:

  • ADULT – 14yrs+
  • CHILD – under 14yrs

Once you have got your age rating you will fall in to one of the following categories

  • HANDMADE
  • SHOP MADE

Larger prizes are given for handmade costumes so please feel free to work hard on your costumes for the months leading up to to the event. Think of this as a cosplay fashion show. This will be on the MAIN STAGE of the venue so no hiding away this time around!

The shop made category is the only category of that thread which will be judged, there are no separate categories beyond this for shop made costumes.

You will judged by professional cosplay judges (to be announced) on the following judging criteria:

  • QUALITY
  • ACCURACY
  • PRESENTATION
  • EFFORT

The cosplay trials consists of rounds where each category of cosplay is judged, the winners of each round of the cosplay trials go through to the next until only the best of each category remain.

For handmade the following genre categories apply for adult and children:

  • VIDEO GAME
  • COMIC BOOK
  • ANIME
  • MOVIES
  • TELEVISION
  • MASHUPS
  • ORIGINAL DESIGNS

Two of the best from each category (14 in total from both adult and children) will go forward into the…

 

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The best out of the two in each genre category will be decided and those 7 (1 from each genre category above) will go through to the grand final! A ‘BEST IN SHOW’ winner will be chosen and the award ceremony will begin.

PRIZES BREAKDOWN

ADULT HANDMADE

  • BEST IN SHOW – one grand prize of £300 + trophy
  • BEST IN GENRE – seven prizes of £50

CHILD HANDMADE

  • BEST IN SHOW – one grand prize of £100 + trophy
  • BEST IN GENRE – seven prizes of £20

SHOP MADE

  • ADULT WINNER – one grand prize of £50
  • CHILD WINNER – one grand prize of £20

SPECIAL AWARD

  • SPECIAL JUDGES AWARD – one grand prize of £40

GENERAL RULES FOR ENTRY

  • No nudity, this is a family event.
  • No political or religious statements.
  • No profanity, verbally or adorned on costume.
  • Large costumes must have your own assistant, we do not provide assistance with large outfits.
  • Weapons must adhere to our weapon policy.

‘Fort Con 2: The Fort Unleashed’ is the Fort William and Highlands Comic Con and pop culture convention and we now have one of the biggest cosplay competitions in Scotland for you to look forward to!