Padawan Cosplay Competition

You are never too young or too old to cosplay. This is why we have the Padawan Cosplay competition. A competition for all our younger cosplayers who may not yet have the confidence to compete in the Champions of Cosplay Competition (there is a youth under 16 division for talented youngsters that can sew and craft and made their cosplays themselves).

This competition allows all children under 16 to enter (yes babies included). The outfits can be bought, made or even be some clothes straight out of their cupboards that they wore to look like Harley Quinn or Batman.

This competition requires the youngsters to walk up on stage and strike a pose and walk off. Guardians and parents may walk across with them.

The judges will be looking at the overall look as well as the stage presence and how well they can portray the character on stage in a short period of time.

You can register/sign-up on the day at the cosplay central booth in Hall 4 and will have to be present for the stage show which will be taking place daily on the main stage during lunch - please refer to Event Programme for final times.

The Casual Cosplay Competition

The Casual Cosplay Competition is for those who have bought or commissioned outfits and for those who would rather compete for fun as a family or group of friends.

This competition requires you to walk up on stage strike a pose like the character and walk off.  The judges will be looking at your overall look as well as your stage presence and how well you can portray your character on stage in a short period of time.

You can register/sign-up on the day at the cosplay central booth and will have to be present for the stage show which will be taking place daily during lunch - please refer to Event Programme for final times.

Comic Con Africa Championship of Cosplay

The Comic Con Africa Championships of Cosplay is part of the global ‘Quest for the Crown’ circuit that celebrates the very best in Cosplay design from all over the world. The 2019 African Champion of Cosplay will represent Comic Con Africa in the 2020 C2E2 Global Crown Championships of Cosplay in Chicago, the final round in the Quest for the Crown Cosplay Competition Circuit. There the African champion will battle it out with the best Cosplayers in the world from the United States, Australia, China, Austria, Singapore, Indonesia, India, France and many more.

The competition is a craftsmanship show with a pre-judging session and a stage display. All entries must represent a character or element from pop culture including comic books, movies, television, video games, anime, manga, and fantasy.

We encourage all Cosplayers to enter the competition from Youth, Beginner and Intermediate to Masters.