If you would like to participate in the Genki Craftsmanship Competition, then read the rules thoroughly and fill out the application form before June 25, 2016. There are a limited number of spots available for the competition, so send in your application as soon as possible!

An announcement will be made when all spots have been filled; additional applicants will be put on a waiting list.

If you have questions, please contact the cosplay team via the contact form on our main page.


GENERAL

  • The Craftsmanship Competition is made up of a judge evaluation followed by a catwalk. There’s no requirement for a performance.
    • If people desire to do a performance rather than a conventional catwalk, they are free to do so, but they are required to be off the stage within 90 seconds of entering it.
  • Participants should be aware that they are expected to talk about their costume and work process at the judge evaluation in English.
  • Participating for a spot at the NCC and/or CWM finals is optional and not required in order to win in the additional categories
  • Participants can partake in both the NCC and CWM selections, as well as in the other categories. Please note, however, that winners of the NCC or CWM selections cannot also win in the other categories.
  • Reference pictures of the original character in the costume you wish to participate as must be submitted together with the application for the Craftsmanship Competition. Remember to choose a picture that shows as much of the costume as possible.
  • All participants must submit at least 1 progress picture with the application. Progress pictures are pictures of the costume in production.
  • Participants will receive an online folder to post additional progress pictures, and will be asked to write a detailed description of the costume to the judges in English. This will help you get around your entire costume at the judging.

NORDIC COSPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP (NCC)

  • By participation in the Craftsmanship Competition, it is possible to participate for the Nordic Cosplay Championship (NCC) selection.
  • NCC is a competition for soloists and takes place at Närcon in Linköping, Sweden, every summer. The participants are expected to be able to perform at the NCC. It is not enough to simply catwalk.
  • For more information see the NCC homepage (http://ncc.narcon.se).
  • We will choose one (1) Danish NCC representative at the Genki Craftsmanship Competition.

COSPLAY WORLD MASTERS (CWM)

  • By participation in the Craftsmanship Competition, it is possible to participate for the Cosplay World Masters (CWM) selection.
  • CWM is a competition for soloists and takes place as a stand-alone event in Lisbon, Portugal, every spring. The participants are expected to be able to perform at the CWM. It is not enough to simply catwalk.
  • For more information see the CWM homepage (http://www.cosplayworldmasters.com/en/).
  • We will choose one (1) Danish CWM representative at the Genki Craftsmanship Competition.

COSTUMES AND PROPS

General

  • Costumes must be self-made and modelled by the participant.
  • Participants are allowed to buy certain elements (shoes, wig and so on), but the main part of the costume has to be made by the participant themselves.
  • Participants are not allowed to participate in the Craftsmanship Competition with a previously prize winning costume, not including Genki’s own Cosplay Show the same year. This means that a costume that wins in the Genki Cosplay Show 2016 is still eligible to participate in the Craftsmanship Competition.

Costume rules

  • Participants may only participate using official designs of characters from a given anime, manga, video game, comic, TV-series, movie or cartoon. This includes artbook versions and illustrations (i.e. Sakizo).
  • Participants are not allowed to participate in fan-art inspired costumes or costumes of their own design. This applies to all categories.
  • It is required to have Danish citizenship or have a permanent residence in Denmark to participate in the NCC or CWM selection.
  • If you are in doubt about the NCC rules, check here: http://ncc.narcon.se/event/rules/
  • If you are in doubt about the CWM rules, please refer to this draft for now, while they finalize their page.

WEAPONS

  • The Danish weapons law is applicable at any time.
  • Weapons brought onto the stage must not be made of metal.
  • Weapons brought onto the stage must not be sharp or be a danger to others.
  • Weapons brought onto the stage must not be longer than 3 meters. If the weapon is longer than specified, please contact the Cosplay team for approval.

OTHER

  • It is not required to have Danish citizenship or have a permanent residence in Denmark to participate in additional categories.
  • You have to be at least 16 years old to participate in the Genki Craftsmanship Competition. Participants under the age of 18 must have written consent by a parent or legal guardian, which can be done via email.
  • All participants are required to attend the cosplay briefing on Friday at Genki. Failure to attend means disqualification from the Craftsmanship Competition.
  • Please note that while a performance is not required or judged at Genki, they are required and judged at both NCC and CWM.