Anime Festival - Cosplay Masquerade Pre-Registration
Cosplay is a massive part of our festival and we encourage all Cosplayers to participate on stage to showcase your costumes in a walk on or a skit! If you're interested, why not sign up to our Cosplay Masquerade?

The Anime Festival Cosplay Masquerade will take place on the Saturday of each Festival Weekend:
Sydney: March 7th, 2020.
Brisbane: Cancelled
Melbourne: August 29th, 2020.
Perth: October 3rd, 2020.

Get in quick! Pre-Registration Entries for the Masquerade close midnight Sunday, 2 weeks prior to each Anime Festival:
Sydney: February 23rd, 2020
Brisbane: Cancelled
Melbourne: August 16th, 2020
Perth: September 20th, 2020
* If pre-registration is at full capacity prior to this date, it will be posted on our social media pages.

Any questions? Please email Madman Anime Festival Cosplay support at cosplay@madman.com.au with the title "Cosplay Masquerade - City (Sydney//Melbourne/Perth)".

General information and rules about the Cosplay Masquerade:
- The Masquerade is open to all costumes (not just anime or manga related)
- The Masquerade will have a limit of 30* entries (*pending on length)
- Each person may only participate in one entry.
- Groups are limited to 10 members.
- Each contestant or group contact person must check in at the Cosplay Desk before the Masquerade. Location/times for the Cosplay Reg Desk will be given at a later date via the registered email .
- On the day registration will be available only if entries spots are available.
- Each contestant or group contact person must check in at the Cosplay Desk before the Masquerade.
- Location/times for the Cosplay Reg Desk will be given at a later date.
- Contestants must report to marshaling point at the provided time/location. Times/locations will be given at a later date via the registered email.
- As you may be asked questions on stage by the MC , please be prepared to talk about yourself, the character and your costume.
- Please ensure to check the email that you have registered your entry as information and updates will be sent out.

Email address *
Name (full legal name) *
Your answer
City you are entering *
Name (preferred name / Cosplay name) *
Your answer
Name of the character I'm Cosplaying *
Your answer
Name of the series I'm Cosplaying from *
Your answer
I am entering a costume that I *
Are you a part of a group? All members must fill in the form separately! *
If yes to the above, what is your group name?
Your answer
Do you have a skit or a walk on? *
If you are performing a skit and would like audio played, please provide a publicly accessible downloadable link to the MP3 file you would like to use (e.g. Dropbox, Google Drive).
Your answer
If you're performing a skit, please provide performance details
Your answer
Please provide a short introduction (no longer than 50 words) to your skit or walk on that will be read out by the MC *
Your answer
Terms and Conditions
- The Masquarade is open to all costumes (not just anime or manga related)
- Costumes can be purchased, commissioned, or handmade, however prizes for the ‘best costume’ award will only be awarded to those whose costume and props are 80% made or significantly modified from the source material
- All Masquerade entries must provide at registration a name / introduction to the performance / walk on that will be read aloud by the MC (maximum 50 words).
- All Skit entries must be 2 minutes or less and all Walk-On entries must be 1 minute or less.
- There will be no microphones on stage for contestants to use.
- All audio for skit performance must be pre-recorded and provided at registration.
- This is a family event as such all please keep all content at PG-13.
- Costumes that have previously won a costume specific category awards at other conventions can enter, however, will be ineligible for ‘best costume’ or ‘best cosplay’ awards
- All Props must abide to Madman Anime Festivals Weapon’s Policy http://www.animefestival.com.au/terms-conditions/
- Any performances with stunts must receive approval from Madman Anime Festival before the event. Once you register your entry, please email Cosplay@madman.com.au
- The use of open flame, flash powder, fireworks, lasers, etc. is prohibited as per the terms and conditions of the event http://www.animefestival.com.au/terms-conditions/
- Any props used on stage must be able to be removed easily and must leave the stage in the same condition as it was before the prop was used.
- The Masquerade will have a limit of 30* entries (*pending on length)
- Each person may only participate in one entry.
- Groups are limited to 10 members.
- Each entry must provide the information/data requested at registration
- Online registration will close Sunday March 8th at midnight.
- At con registration will be available only if entry spots are available.
- Each contestant or group contact person must check in at the Cosplay Desk before the Masquerade. Location/times for the Cosplay Reg Desk will be given at a later date via the registered email.
- Location/times for the Cosplay Reg Desk will be given at a later date.
- Contestants must report to marshalling point at the provided time/location. Times/locations will be given at a later date via the registered email.
- As you may be asked questions on stage by the MC, please be prepared to talk about yourself, the character and your costume.
- Please ensure to check the email that you have registered your entry as information and updates will be sent out.
- Prizes are eligible to be awarded if minimum 2 contestants are entered into the category

Please note, event staff have absolute discretion to disqualify anyone from the competitions on the basis of inappropriate content, danger to themselves, the staff or the audience/other contestants, and for any other reason deemed not in line with the conventions terms and conditions http://www.animefestival.com.au/terms-conditions/
Audio and music rules
Audio and Music Rules
• All entries must provide their own music.
• Audio/Music must be in MP3 format
• Must be submitted at registration process online by uploading your audio and sharing the link to download it on the form (E.g., Dropbox, Google drive etc).
• Recordings that run over the 2 minutes for skits or 1 minute for Walk-On time limit will be cut short and cannot request that music starts part way through a track.
• No Microphones will be provided for usage during the Masquerade
• Must check in at the registration desk by the cut off time (location/time to be confirmed online at a later date)
• If there is space for any on-the-day entries, you must go to the Cosplay registration desk by the cut off time (location/time to be confirmed online at a later date) and your audio be on a USB Flash Drive and must be the only file on the drive.
I have read and agree to all terms and conditions of entering *
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