HOW WILL THE COMPETITION WORK?
Typically two heats and one final are held on the main stage at SEXPO.
- Heat 1: TBA
- Heat 2: TBA
- Final: TBA
Competitors will be judged on several different criteria:
- Creativity and craftsmanship of their costume
- Interaction with the audience
- How well they convey their idea of “sexy cosplay”
There are no restrictions on what you can cosplay as. You may choose to dress up as your favourite video game character, superhero, meme or mythical creature. What is important is how that costume communicates your idea of “sexiness” to the judges and audience, and how it represents cosplaying as a whole; remember, a lot of the visitors at SEXPO have never encountered cosplay before – this is a chance to introduce them to how fun it can be, so let your creativity run wild!
Heat winners receive $500 cash, and the grand final winner will receive an additional $1000 cash plus an all-expenses paid trip to the next SEXPO Sexy Cosplay Competition*. If you don’t win a heat, don’t worry, you’ll still walk away with a SEXPO showbag (estimated value $250).
*Expenses include: Return airfare, transfers, accommodation
Terms & Conditions
A MAXIMUM OF 10 ENTRIES WILL BE SELECTED PER HEAT; SUCCESSFUL ENTRANTS WILL BE CONTACTED WITH FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS, AND UNSUCCESSFUL ENTRANTS WILL BE EMAILED THEIR FREE GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET AFTER ENTRIES CLOSE.
ABSOLUTELY NO REAL WEAPONS ARE TO BE BROUGHT INTO SEXPO. THERE IS A TOTAL BAN ON WEAPONS, REAL OR REPLICA, ON THE SHOW FLOOR. COMPETITORS ARE PERMITTED TO USE REPLICA WEAPONS DURING THEIR APPEARANCE ON STAGE ONLY. WHILE REPLICA WEAPONRY MAY BE ACCEPTABLE AT OTHER DEDICATED COSPLAY CONVENTIONS, SOME SEXPO PATRONS MAY NOT UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF COSPLAY AND MAY FEEL UNEASY ABOUT YOU CARRYING WEAPONRY WITHIN THE SHOW. BEFORE ENTERING THE EVENT, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO CHECK ANY WEAPON PROPS IN TO THE CLOAKROOM; YOU CAN RECLAIM THEM ON DEPARTURE FROM SEXPO.