Cosplay Showcase

We are bringing back the cosplay showcase for Kurocon vol 3!

The Cosplay Showcase is an amateur costuming showcase for anime, manga and gaming-related costumes, or really any cosplay you’re proud of and would like to show off. It is an opportunity to see cosplayers show off their craftsmanship and creativity. We are planning on airing through the panel breaks, every submission from accepted entrants, received before the cut-off date (see next section). This video feature will be live-streamed on 03 and 04 of July on the Twitch / Discord channel. Entrants will record their own video, submit it to us, and we will take care of the necessary A/V editing before the actual event.

There is few different ways to showcase your cosplay: 

  • Showcase:  Showcase is the simplest way to show off your work. You may do it like it was a fashion show. Pose, twirl and try to show as much detail as possible of your cosplay. But if you know how to edit video, you can also do a lot of close up shots of all those great details, broderies, beadings, props, make-up, name it! 
  • Song performance: We all know that one anime song or character song by heart. Why not show us your acting talent by acting some of those songs in character. Let the Disney princess out of you!
  • Dance Performance: There are so many cute dances in anime. It goes from opening, ending, idols and more. Learn the dance and show us your dance skill!
  • Skits: These are short theatrical performances based on your favorite anime, manga, video game or anything else! Make it funny or serious, a parody, an action sequence, or reenact a scene. The possibilities are infinite, keep it entertaining and creative!

Rules

Only 50 entries TOTAL will be accepted for the Cosplay Showcase and performance. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made, so register early!

  • Due to the current situation, we encourage you to make your entry in a safe way. But you may participate with your friends. If you do make an entry with friends, we ask you to practice social distancing or wear a mask as needed. We reserve the right to deny your entry if your video is not filmed safely.
  • This is not a competition or contest, and no awards or prizes will be given.
  • Due to the short time until the event, we encourage you to participate with a cosplay that you may already own. No cos-rush needed for Kurocon.
  • Due to the virtual nature of the event, people under 16 years of age may not participate even with approval of their parents or legal guardians.
  • You may send us an older video of your cosplay, but we will prioritize new content. Each cosplayer can send in ONE entry for the showcase. Pick and choose your best work to showcase!
  • No flagrant nudity or violence. Please keep it PG-16
  • Contestants must absolutely respect submission deadlines. Contestants need to have filled the form and send their video by June 30th, 2021.
  • Contestants must respect the requirements for the video and music format and length (See in video submission and format requirements)
  • Professional customers may participate since it is not a competition.
  • No realistic weapons, such as prop guns (without orange tip) or live steel will be permitted.
  • Kurocon reserves the right to remove anyone from competition for any reason deemed sufficient that can include but is not limited to: inappropriate, indecent, rude, racist or sexist behaviour. Threats and/or violence of any kind to staff, attendees and volunteers will not be tolerated and can result in immediate expulsion from the convention.

If you have any questions please contact us at : [email protected]

How do I participate?

The registration will be online, Be sure to read ALL of the information on this page and respect the rules below:

  • You must be 16 years and over at the time of registration
  • You must send all the necessary information and video file to KuroCon within the deadlines: June 30th, 20201

Video Submission

Each participant will have to supply a video of  their performance. The participants’ videos will be streamed in some form during KuroCon. The videos must be of a certain format and quality; any deviation may lead 

To participate:

  • Send us your video submissions to [email protected] with [VIDEO SUBMISSION] in the subject line. Failure to do so may result in your entry being ignored.
  • Supply a video that features the cosplayer’s showcase or performance
  • Optionally, supply the audio track as a separate file, but we prefer if you can include it in the video.

Video length:

  • For a showcase: 1 minute maximum
  • For a Sing, Dance and Skit performance:  4 minute maximum

You have until the 30th of June to send your file.

Format Requirements

  • The accepted video formats are:
    • 1920 by 1080, landscape format
    • 30fps
  • mkv or mp4 (or similar) is preferred
  • Audio files:
    • If provided, the camera’s audio track will not be used;
    • A separate MP3 audio file must obligatorily be submitted even if you do the next step;
    • The audio track must be added to the video using an editing software (by you, or us);
    • If you are unable to do so, we will add the submitted audio track to the video. No other modifications or editing whatsoever will be done, no exceptions.
    • All “customized” audio tracks of insufficient quality may be refused.