What do I need to do before the competition?

Simple, just follow these easy steps:

  1. Register for Nexus Online
  2. Complete the ‘Competition Registration Form”
         Check the confirmation email you received after registering for Nexus Online!
  3. Get crafting!

Be sure to submit this form before the deadline: 1700, 31st of July (AEST).

How do I register?

To register for the cosplay competition, check the confirmation email you received after registering for Nexus Online.

Look for this heading: ‘Activity Registration Forms’.

Open the competition link below that heading and complete the form to register for the competitions you’re interested in.

You’ll be sent a “Cosplay Submission Form” once the competition opens, at 0900, 1st of July (AEST).

You will use this form to submit the photos and information we need for judging.

When does registration open, and when does it close?

Registration will  OPEN at 0900, 1st of May (AEST).

Registration will  CLOSE at 1700, 31st of July (AEST).

Cosplay submissions will be OPEN from 0900, 1st of July (AEST).

Submissions will CLOSE at 01700, 1st of August (AEST).

Keep an eye on our website, social media, and the relevant event sessions for updates!

What if I’m late to register or submit?

We have to be quite strict in our regulations, since we are expecting a lot of participants and we have a limited number of judges and manpower.


However, if you encounter difficult circumstances which hinder your registration or submission, get in touch with us. We will consider each request on a case by case basis, and will try to help you if we can!

What do I need to submit for the competition?

If you registered for the competition, you will be sent a ‘Cosplay Submission Form’ at 0900, 1st of July (AEST), this will provide you with an opportunity to submit photos of, and information about your cosplay.

To compete, you must do the following:

  1. Read through the ‘Cosplay Submission Form’.

  2. Captue pictures of you, in your cosplay, following the guidelines listed in the submission form.

  3. Answer all the required fields in the submission form.

  4. Upload your photos to the submission form.

  5. Submit the form before 1700, 1st of August (AEST)!

The images and information about your cosplay and your process will be used by our team of judges. It all helps to get a better idea of your work.

If you run into any trouble while submitting, please contact us ASAP so we can help you!

Once you’re done, keep an eye on the live streams, our website, and our social media for updates!

We’ll be announcing the winners on the second day of the event – Sunday, 9th of August.

What prize categories are there?

The judges will be awarding 5 prizes in total:

  1. Best In Show – Awarded to the most memorable competitor! There’s no specific criteria for this award, so give it your all!
  2. Best Craftsmanship – Awarded to the competitor who has shown off their crafting skills. Whether you’re sewing, foam-smithing, or doing special effects make-up, we want to see how you’ve mastered your craft!
  3. Best Performance – Awarded to the competitor who best captures and displays their character. Facial expressions, poses, props and sets are all encouraged.
  4. Judge’s Choice – Awarded to the competitor the judges feel deserve special recognition.
  5. People’s Choice – Awarded to the competitor who receives the most votes from participants.

What costumes can I wear?

Check out our ‘Cosplay Guidelines’ to see what’s acceptable.

If you have worn your costume for any other competition at any convention and have won an award, you will not be eligible to win in this competition.

If you are unsure if your costume will be eligible, or you have more questions, get in touch with our team!

Can I buy my costume?

The short answer is ‘Yes’. Everyone is welcome to enter!

The long answer is that we want to reward the time and dedication put into crafting a costume, so purchased costumes will only be eligible to win the ‘Best Performance’  and ‘People’s Choice’ categories.

We prefer it if you make your costume yourself, or if a bought costume has been significantly altered.

Is there a weapons policy?

Since this event is online, and we don’t have to worry about people injuring each other, we’re trusting you to be safe in your own home!


Seriously though… don’t go swinging a steel sword around indoors or near other people… That’s just silly!

What if I still have questions?

Then get in touch with us!

Prior to the event, you can send us your questions on social media, or through the contact form on our website.

During the event, we encourage you to use one of the relevant Discord Channels to contact the people who can help!
We’ll do our best to get back to you ASAP!