Another Geekfest has come and gone, and it was the biggest Geekfest event since the very first one back in 2013. Also growing leaps and leaps was the cosplay being featured at the event and we were very excited at the prospect of hosting one of the most fun cosplay events of the year – the Geekfest 2016 Cosplay Contest. Being an outdoor event, the Cosplayers tend to don their more fun and casual cosplays for this event but they still managed to impress and wow the judges and crowds alike and the competition was very stiff this year.
Our panel of judges had a really tough job ahead of them and after conducting thorough and intimate one on one judging sessions with the contestants, it was time to announce the winners. This year saw one of the biggest prize pools for a South African cosplay contest yet and we had a total of R 36,000 to give away to our winners. This was also the first cosplay contest where we used our brand new cosplay contest judging app ‘Cosjudge’ The judges used tablets preloaded with the app to enter their scores for the contestants and all the scores went into a database from where we determined the top scorers. This process went so smoothly that the judging was running ahead of schedule for most of the day.
Congratulations to all the winners and a huge thank you to all the Cosplayers that entered the contest. And a huge thank you to Dark Carnival and the folks from Geekfest for their support and keen interest in the South African Cosplay community.
Keep on crafting and we’re looking forward to seeing you at the next GES cosplay event!