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Published On: Fri, Sep 13th, 2013

Cosplay Competition Talakudong Festival 2013

F or the first time, Tacurongnons will witness an event/ competition not seen before-a cosplay competition. That’s one notch higher in fun and excitement for this years Talakudong Festival Celebration.

Talakudong Festival Cosplay competition will be on September 14, 2013, Old Municipal Hall Building, Tacurong City . The event is part of the gala night & awarding ceremonies of another first in Tacurong’s art and culture history- For Art Sakes

So for those interested, here are the guidelines

Guidelines and Criteria

  • The cosplay competition is open to individuals of all ages.
  • All contestants must register at the Cosplay Competition Registration Boot h on Sept. 14, 2013. The registration period is from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and will be strictly followed by the Cosplay Committee.
  • All contestants MUST register at least 1 hour before the start of the competition to be considered eligible fo r participation. During registration, please be prepared to give information such as your name and contact details. This information shall be treated with the utmost conf identiality and will be treated with utmost confidentiality. This information will only be used by t he Organizers in the event that they need to contact you.
  • Each contestant’s presentation and costume will be assessed by judges as per the criteria stated in t he third section of t his document.
  • The Cosplay Competition is all rated PG-15. Please do not use material t hat exceeds t his rating. Upon registration, all contestants must provide all the necessary information outlined in t he registration sheet.
  • All contestants must provide a hard copy & soft copy for the presentation of the character they shall be cosplaying at the event.
  • All contestants MUST present themselves in t he cost ume of a character from any genre (be it anime, manga, live action films, and ASIAN street fashion, or video game).
  • Should you be using audio for your performances, please ensure they are in .mp3 or .wma format and should be submitted during registration. Please make sure a representative is present at the technical booth during your performance if multiple tracks will be played.
  • Contestants shall have a maximum of O NE MI NUTE for their performance. Exceeding the time provided by less t han one minute will result in a minimal deduction from the overall score of the contestant. Exceeding t he time provided by more than one minute w ill result in a maximum deduction from the overall score of the contestant or even disqualification.
  • All props must be presented to staff at the Cosplay Competition Registration Desk upon registering for the contest. Failure t o present your weapons – even seemingly harmless ones – may result in your entry being removed and you may even be escorted from the premises.
  • If the Cosplay Committee judges a weapon or prop as harmless, you are free to carry it around wit h you for the f ull duration of the event. However, if a weapon or prop is judged to be potentially harmf ul for general use, t hen it will be placed in weapon and props storage for the duration of the event until the competition proper.
  • Dangerous articles such as metallic weaponry (swords, knives, etc.), firearms, and pyrotechnics of ANY kind that may cause damage to the venue or harm to fellow cosplayers and/or event staff and attendees are strictly NOT allowed as props for the cosplay competition. Any articles made from any other material such as cardboard, PVC, Styrofoam, etc. are allowed to be used as props for the competition.
  • The Organizers reserve t he right to adjust the rules of this competition in any way it sees fit and disqualify any entry for non- compliance with t he rules and regulations outlined in t his document.
  • Permission is granted to t he Organizers to use the costumes photographed/filmed during the contest for future promotions.
  • The Organizers reserve the right to refuse entry/display of any costumes entered into the competition t hat t hey deem inappropriate.
  • The Organizers also reserve the right to cut short any acts that t hey deem to be inappropriate. The Organizers also reserve t he right to disqualify any contestants within reason. All of the Organizers’ decisions are final.
  • By entering t he competition, the participant agrees to abide by all the terms and conditions as set out in this document. Partic ipants who do not follow these rules will be disqualified.
  • Prizes will be awarded for First Place, Second Place, and Third Place.


The cosplayers in both categories shall be judged using the following criteria:

  • 40% – Craftsmanship
  • 30% – Characterisation
  • 20% – Stage Performance
  • 10% – Audience Impact


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About the Author

- I’m a traveler. I work fulltime as a medical professional. I go to different places most of the time I’m off my day job. I shoot photos for fun, hack computers for even more fun and play badminton as my exercise. And yes, I’m not rich.

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