The TGX Cosplay Cup

Cosplay is an amazing way to celebrate and enjoy video games outside the digital realm. The TGX Cosplay Cup is an advanced level competition for cosplayers with hand-crafted costumes and involves a pre-judging session with our expert judges, as well as a short stage performance. With a total prize pool of $5000 value, we are excited to see and showcase the work of some amazing cosplayers.

Please ensure that you read through the rules of The TGX Cosplay Cup, available HERE.

Cosplay Cup Application Form

Applications are now open!

Applications will close at 11.59pm Sunday Feb 25th, 2024.

All applicants will be notified of their application status on/before 11.59pm Sunday March 3rd, 2024.

1st place – $2,250
2nd place – $1,500
3rd place – $750
Judges Commendation / Exceptional Skill (ie. Best Performance. Chosen by the Judging panel on the day) – all entrants are eligible, including those who have won another prize – $250
Judges Choice / Encouragement – only entrants who did not place or receive another prize are eligible – $250

All prizes are in AUD and represent the minimum prize provided.

TGX Cosplay Cup Judges

Masters of their craft, read more about the fantastic judges below.

The TGX Cosplay Cup Judges

TGX Cosplay Cup FAQ

The TGX Cosplay Cup will be held on Sunday March 24, and the parade will be on Saturday March 23 2024.

No, the TGX Cosplay Cup is only for solo entrants.

No. We only ask for this information to get a better idea of you as a cosplayer, as well as being able to shout out your accounts on our social media, with your consent.

No, you can use a costume you’ve made previously, or one in progress, as long as it abides by the rules and has not previously placed in another competition.

Absolutely! The Cosplay Cup is for experienced cosplayers, but this does not mean you have to be a professional cosplayer to enter.

No. As an advanced level competition, the judges will be looking at accuracy to a reference, as well as quality of construction and complexity of skills.

There will be a Cosplay Parade on Saturday, and have photo areas and activities all weekend!

Please email [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

To enter the TGX Cosplay Cup, you must have a costume that is at least 50% complete at the time of application, and a reference portfolio / buildbook detailing the construction of your costume.

You also need to purchase either a Sunday or Weekend pass to The Game Expo.