Championship of Cosplay


As part of the debut at SHCC, ReedPOP will introduce new rules based on feedback from previous competitors and Judges. Starting with the Western Championships of Cosplay in Seattle, all global competitions will be judged upon a skill-based category system that divides competitors into the following four segments.


Competition Segments 


Cosplay constructed primarily through sewing, stitching, embroidery, etc.


Cosplay constructed primarily by molding and shaping its outer layers using acrylic, EVA foam, Worbla, Wonderflex, cardboard, etc.


Cosplay that primarily features animatronics, optical effects, mechanical effects, special effects makeup, prosthetics, etc.

Larger Than Life

Cosplay that encloses the maker and extends their limbs by at least one-foot in length.


Each entrant will submit an application to be reviewed by the ReedPOP China team – entrants may only enter one costume into the competition. If approved, those contestants will be contacted by the ReedPOP China team and advance on to the competition stage of the Shanghai Championships of Cosplay. Contestants will be judged solely on the quality and craftsmanship of their costumes.


Selected contestants will be pre-judged for craftsmanship at SHCC off stage and then battle it out on the Main.


Stage for first place in their respective categories. The first place winner will then move on to the final Crown Championship round to win cash prizes and ultimate bragging rights as the 2018 Chicago Comic Con - Crown Champion of Cosplay.

Contestants will provide the ReedPOP China team with a brief 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 180 seconds. Each candidate may only bring one assistant backstage for preparation.



The Prizes


Prizes will be broken down as follows.


First Place Overall (1 winner select from all categories)

ShangHai Championship of Cosplay’s First Place Medal

Prizes worth 5,000RMB

A pass card to the final round of the C2E2 Crown Championship of Cosplay

Two (2) VIP tickets to the C2E2

One (1) fight ticket between ShangHai and Chicago

Three (3) nights in a fancy hotel with double bed


Second Place Overall (2 winners select from all categories)

ShangHai Championship of Cosplay’s Second Place Medal

Prizes worth 5,000RMB

Two (2) two-day passes to 2018 SHCC

Category Champion (4 winners select from each category)


ShangHai Championship of Cosplay’s Category Winner Place Medal

Prizes worth 2,000RMB

Two (2) two-day passes to 2018 SHCC


Participation Awards (Rests)

All contestants will receive a welcome gift for participation





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