It’s almost time for GeekFest! This year GeekFest will find its home at MonteCasino. We are happy and excited to be running the Cosplay Contest again.
As always we will try and improve the Cosplay Contest and the experience taking part in it. We will share news as more become available and we finalize things. Below you will find all the information you need to enter the contest.
This year we have a special Category. Horizon Zero Dawn, enter your cosplay of any character / machine from the HZD universe and stand a chance to win awesome prizes. More detail below.
Remember to keep checking our website and social media for more news on the Cosplay Contest for GeekFest 2017
Rulebook for the Geekfest 2016 Cosplay Contest can be found here:
These are some the general contest details we would like to share with you. Complete details can be found in the Rulebook for the Cosplay Contest:
Cosplayers can enter in the following categories:
- Junior (15 years and younger)
- Costume – Anime/Manga
- Costume – Pop Culture i.e. movies, TV shows, gaming, super heroes etc
- Horizon Zero Dawn – Special SKE category for character from HZD on PS4 (Novice/Intermediate/Master)
Crafting and Construction
Skit Division (Individual or group entry)
The following entries will be taken during the Geekfest event:
- Cosplay Padawans (kiddies entries only – younger than 10 years)
NB. CHANGES THIS YEAR!
As you all might know GeekFest is at MonteCasino this year, although this is very exciting it does bring some challenges along with it. Seeing as security is tight at casino’s they have warned that no metal weapons will be allowed through security but we have made some plans for you.
- Meet Kasia at Sylvia’s Night Market on the 30th April to hand in your weapons for GeekFest
- Meet GES the Friday before GeekFest, this will cost you R10 parking (more details to follow)
Other things to consider with your cosplay weapons:
- Cap all your wepaons
- if it can be disassembled, do it
- the less it look like a weapon you can use the better for the security
- No Metal Weapons will be allowed on the days of the event through security!
How to Enter the Cosplay Contest
There are two links below, the standard link to enter the competition and a separate link for the Horizon Zero Dawn Category.
Entry to the cosplay contest takes place via online registration. There won’t be any on-the-day registrations for the main cosplay contest due to the time it takes to process the entries and judging time. You may enter the cosplay contest more than once. Each entry will be counted separately. Late entries will only be accepted under extraordinary circumstances, provided that the maximum number of entries have not been reached.
Fees payable are as follows:
R50 per entry (if paying via EFT or cash at the event)
R55 per entry (if paying via cash deposit into our bank account)
Please note that the contest entry fee is non-refundable.
We are looking forward to the Cosplay Contest and hope that the venue change will bring a better GeekFest overall. We want to again bring a great competition and make it enjoyable and unforgettable for everyone! Let us know if there’s any other info that you need and that you couldn’t find in the rulebook. Good luck with your entries and we’re looking forward to seeing you at Geekfest 2017!