If you would like to participate in the Genki Craftsmanship Competition, then read the rules thoroughly and fill out the application form before the deadline. There are a limited number of spots available for the competition, so send in your application as soon as possible!

An announcement will be made when all spots have been filled; additional applicants will be put on a waiting list.

If you have questions, please contact the cosplay team via the contact form on our main page.


GENERAL

  • The Craftsmanship Competition is made up of two parts; an off-stage judge evaluation and an on-stage catwalk or performance.
    • Participants are expected to talk about their costume and work process in English at the judge evaluation.
    • Each participant is given up to two minutes stage time for their performance/catwalk, not including 30 seconds to get on and off stage, respectively.
  • Participating for a spot at the NCC, CWM, and/or ICL finals is entirely optional. Please note, however, that winners of the NCC, CWM or ICL selections cannot also win additional categories.
    • NB! It is required to do a performance, if competing for a spot at the NCC or CWM. Only doing a catwalk is not permitted.
    • NB! If you are competing for a spot at the ICL, doing a performance is only required if you’re also competing for NCC or CWM. Your performance will not influence your chances for the ICL in any way, and you will be asked to do a catwalk after the performances are over.
  • Reference pictures of the character and costume you wish to participate as must be submitted together with the application for the Craftsmanship Competition. Remember to choose a picture that shows as much of the costume as possible.
  • All participants must submit at least one (1) progress picture with the application. Progress pictures are pictures of the costume in production.
  • Participants will receive an online folder to post additional progress pictures and a detailed description of the costume to the judges in English. This will help you get around your entire costume at the judging.

COSTUMES AND PROPS

  • Costumes must be self-made and modelled by the participant; they are, however, allowed to purchase certain elements (shoes, wig, and so on).
  • Participants may only participate using official designs of characters from a given anime, manga, video game, comic, TV-series, movie or cartoon. This includes versions and illustrations printed in official art and databooks (e.g. Sakizo).
  • Participants are not allowed to participate in fan-art inspired costumes or costumes of their own design. This applies to all categories.
  • Participants are not allowed to participate in the Craftsmanship Competition with a previously prize winning costume, not including Genki’s own Cosplay Show the day before.

WEAPONS

  • The Danish weapons law is applicable at any time.
  • Weapons brought onto the stage must not be made of metal.
  • Weapons brought onto the stage must not be sharp or be a danger to others.
  • Weapons brought onto the stage must not be longer than 3 meters. If the weapon is longer than specified, please contact the Cosplay team for approval.

NORDIC COSPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP (NCC)

  • Genki’s Craftsmanship Competition hosts a qualifier for the Nordic Cosplay Championship (NCC) selection.
  • NCC is a competition for soloists and takes place at Närcon in Linköping, Sweden, every summer. The participants are expected to be able to perform at the NCC.
  • For more information see the NCC homepage (http://ncc.narcon.se/event/rules/).
  • We will choose one (1) Danish NCC representative at the Genki Craftsmanship Competition.

COSPLAY WORLD MASTERS (CWM)

  • Genki’s Craftsmanship Competition hosts a qualifier for the Cosplay World Masters (CWM) selection.
  • CWM is a competition for soloists and takes place at IberAnime in Lisbon, Portugal, every spring. The participants are expected to be able to perform at the CWM.
  • For more information see the CWM homepage (http://www.cosplayworldmasters.com/en/).
  • We will choose one (1) Danish CWM representative at the Genki Craftsmanship Competition.

INTERNATIONAL COSPLAY LEAGUE (ICL)

  • Genki’s Craftsmanship Competition hosts a qualifier for the International Cosplay League (ICL) selection.
  • ICL is a competition for soloists and takes place at Japan Weekend in Madrid, Spain, every fall. Only catwalks are allowed at ICL.
    • Only 20 seconds per person is allotted for the ICL finals – just enough time to do poses.
    • You are permitted to do a performance at Genki, but it will not be considered during judge deliberation. You will be required to also do a catwalk.
  • For more information see the this document.
  • We will choose one (1) Danish ICL representative at the Genki Craftsmanship Competition.

OTHER

  • It is not required to have Danish citizenship or have a permanent residence in Denmark to participate in the standard Genki categories.
  • You have to be at least 16 years old to participate in the Genki Craftsmanship Competition. Participants under the age of 18 must have written consent by a parent or legal guardian, which can be submitted via email.
  • All participants are required to attend the cosplay briefing on Friday at Genki. Failure to attend means disqualification from the Craftsmanship Competition.