ReedPOP, the world's leading producer of pop culture events, today announced that the NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay will return to the Big Apple Saturday, October 8, presented by Autodesk©. The Eastern Championships of Cosplay is the most prestigious costume contest on the east coast and is the 10th stop in ReedPOP’s 2016 Global Championships of Cosplay circuit. Thousands of NYCC Fans will watch in person while Fans from around the world will tune in via the Official NYCC Livestream to cheer on their favorite cosplayers. The winner of the NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay will win cash and prizes as well as a trip to Chicago for C2E2 April 21-23, 2017 to compete in the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay, the last stop in the Global Championships of Cosplay.
The Global Championships of Cosplay includes cosplay competitions taking place at ReedPOP events across the globe including France, Australia, India, Austria, Singapore, Indonesia and China. Each regional champion will win a trip to compete in the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay in 2017, the final stop in the Global Championships of Cosplay. There, international cosplay champions will battle it out with local competitors on stage in front of thousands of Fans for ultimate cash prizes as well as the title of Global Champion of Cosplay 2017.
Competitors participating in the NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay will be evaluated on four skill categories for the competition including Needlework, Armor, FX and Larger than Life. Their full cosplay will be assessed regardless of which category competitors select in the application.
* Needlework – Cosplay constructed primarily through sewing, stitching, embroidery, etc.
* Armor – Cosplay constructed primarily by molding and shaping its outer layers using acrylic, EVA foam, Worbla, Wonderflex, cardboard, etc.
* FX – Cosplay that primarily features animatronics, optical effects, mechanical effects, special effects makeup, prosthetics, etc.
* Larger than Life – Cosplay that encloses the maker and extends their limbs by at least 1ft in length. A costume that is REALLY FREAKING BIG.
“Cosplay is an amazing part of our events and the NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay is one of the biggest stages where competitors can show off their unique and incredible skills,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP. “We are excited to give these cosplayers a chance to be rewarded for all their talents while giving the Fans, both on-site and online, the opportunity to watch in awe and admire these talented individuals.”
The NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay is a celebration of the cosplay community’s passion for pop culture. It is a craftsmanship award show with a pre-judging session and a stage display. All entries must represent a character or element from the pop culture realm. Each entrant will submit an application to be reviewed by the NYCC team. Entrants may only enter one costume into the competition. Accepted contestants will be pre-judged for craftsmanship off stage and then battle it out on the Main Stage for cash prizes and ultimate bragging rights as the NYCC Eastern Champion of Cosplay.