Cosplay Performance

  • In this competition we mainly observe the presentation and character similarity
  • You can compete with the same costume once a year.
  • You can only apply with official illustrations of officially published characters (manga, anime, film, video game, book cover, etc.) or internationally recognized fanarts of these official characters. Self-designed art of an official character or a character design without any official source is not allowed.
  • We disqualify the contestants if they
    • does not appear in time
    • spend more time on stage than is permitted (maximum five minutes)
    • or if they do not comply with any rules, which are described in this document.
  • You don’t have to fill all the given time if you planned a shorter performance. Based on our experience, a shorter show can be more impressive.
  • Do not litter on the stage, if you drop anything during your performance, pick it up at the end!
  • Bringing firearms and/or real stabbing/cutting weapon to the event is strictly forbidden!
  • Using fire or pyrotechnic device during the competitions is strictly prohibited!
  • Using liquids on stage is prohibited!
  • We check the files which were submitted during registration, but the organizers are not liable for a defective or poorly edited content.
  • If there is any technical error in the submitted files, we will ask for corrections via e-mail. If the corrected version is not sent until the application deadline, the application will be considered invalid.
  • Since the event is not age-restricted, each performance which would be considered age-restricted in accordance with the laws in force will be disqualified from the competition.

Place and date of application

  • You can apply to the competition here. The registration closes two weeks before the event (21st Apil 2019, 23:59), after that the application cannot be altered.
  • It is recommended to apply as soon as possible, so if something is need to be corrected, you will have time for that!
  • If you apply as a group, only one member of you need to register your team.

Registration

Check-in / get-in

  • Competitors need to provide their tickets themselves.
  • Look for the MondoCon staff at the gates. They will help you to get your ticket – if you don’t have it yet- and get in faster.
  • We would disqualify those who do not appear in time or spend more time on stage than is permissible.
Gates open Deadline to arrive to the stage
9:30 14:15
  • If someone cannot attend the event, but registered, please inform the organizers through the registration system or e-mail <cosplay@mondocon.hu> no later than the closing date for registration! (21st Apil 2019, 23:59)
  • If the contestant did not attend at two consecutive events and did not inform the organizers about his/her absence in time, the organizers may decide to exclude the contestant from the competition for a year.

Requested data and files

Information we need

  • Real (civil) name
  • e-mail address (regularly watched and reliable)
  • character name, which’s costume you wear and the title of the series (anime / game / series / other name)
  • The file name will be the name of the group/individual candidate.
  • The file name should not contain accents, capital letters and special characters. Instead of a space, use underscore. (Eg .: Peter Wade -> peter_wade)

Pictures

  • One reference image of the character must be uploaded. This will be projected on stage as a background image.
    • This image has to be colorful and it must show the full image of the character. The image can be edited, assembled from multiple images, but cannot be recolored!
    • It is worth to choose an image where the details are clearly visible (for example, multi-view picture montage).
    • If it’s possible choose a horizontal picture, because it is more preferable for a stage background.
    • Minimum resolution should be 1280×720, but up to 2 MB.

Music

  • As soon as we call you on stage we start the music and your chosen image will be projected in the background.
  • Whatever you wish to play in your music, edit it in the music because we cannot stop it for you.
  • The file length cannot be longer than the length of the performance. (5 minutes)
  • You don’t have to fill all the given time if you planned a shorter performance. Based on our experience, a shorter show can be more impressive.
  • It is mandatory to write the length of the music in the file name. (Eg .: 40-second music -> kovacs_bela_00_40.mp3).

Video

  • In the Performance category a video can be used during the performance, which will go in the background.
  • It is important to make the video with music, because in this case, we cannot play the music and the video footage separately.
  • The video should be as long as your performance (maximum 5 minutes)
  • If you upload a video, include the length of the video file (e.g.:peter_parker_3:45.avi) on the file name.
  • Upload the video to a file sharing site (Google Drive, Dropbox, MEGA, OneDrive) and paste the link to the notes. Be sure the file will be available until the contest closes.
  • Parameters:
    • Container: .AVI, .MP4, .WMV
    • Video codecs: H264, x264, XviD, DivX (5-6-7), WMV-3, WMV-9
    • Audio codec: MP3, AAC, WMA, PCM, AC3, (min 44Khz, stereo)
    • Framerate: 29.97 fps
    • Resolution: 1280 × 720 (16: 9)
    • Pixel aspect ratio: 1.000 (square)
    • Max Duration: 5:00 min
    • Max size: 350 MB

Notes

  • Extra request can be written here (eg .: light requests, decoration requests etc.)
  • Light types: solid color (RGB color scheme), multicolored (eg fire effect), flickering. You can also set the brightness as a percentage.
  • We will try to fulfill the requests within reasonable limits.
  • Decoration: make sure to write us
    • the list of the items you wish to put on stage
    • if you need any help in the packing
    • how much time would it take
  • Putting everything on stage has to take maximum 30 seconds!
  • Only MondoCon staff members are authorized to help you put your decorations on stage.
  • If you spread something on stage (confetti, dust, etc.), use only small quantities and let us know about it so we can schedule a cleaning time after your turn if necessary.
  • Dresser:
    • You may bring one person – from the same gender – to help you get dressed.
    • The dresser must have a valid ticket, otherwise we cannot let him/her in.
    • If you wish to bring a dresser, let us know in advance and do not forget to send us his/her civilian name, otherwise we cannot let him/her in the changing room!
    • Dressers are allowed to accompany you only, when you have a very sophisticated costume which we will decide based on the reference image, and we have the right to refuse this requirement.

Awards

  • Best show
  • Best Comic show
  • Audience’s favourite
  • Best character similarity and costume

The winners will be announced on stage during the awards ceremony.