Cosplay and Video Game Contests

Location: Pilina Building-Student Center (View Festival Map

Hallway Cosplay Contest Information:
  • Registration: 2:00pm - 5:00pm (Registration Form)
  • Votes Tallied: 5:45pm
  • Winner Announced: 6:00pm on entertainment stage.

Contestants get their picture taken at registration and enter the photo to gather votes from passport participants who vote for their favorite character. The contestant with the most votes by 5:45 pm wins the competition. The earlier the cosplay picture is displayed, the better the chance at winning. Cash prizes awarded.

Showcase Cosplay Contest Information:
  • Registration: 2:00pm - 5:00pm (Registraion Form)
  • Meet in back of entertainment stage: 5:45pm
  • Showcase contest start time: 6:10pm

To register, contestants write a brief character introduction of their cosplay. The emcee will read the character introductions as contestants showcase their cosplay on stage. A panel of judges determines the winners. Cosplayers will be judged on character choice, costume, and details, audience appeal, and stage presence. 2017 Registration to Kawaii Kon 2017 and cash prizes awarded.

Cosplay Costume Contest Rules:

  1. No metal props; cardboard or plastic is acceptable
  2. All ages may enter, however, those under the age of 18 must have their parent/guardian’s written permission
  3. The Maui Matsuri is a family event, so please make sure your costume is appropriate for all ages; revealing clothing will not be allowed
  4. At least 50% of the costume must be homemade
  5. Please be aware that by registering for the Cosplay Contest, you are giving permission to Maui Matsuri to post your picture in the Anime Lounge during the contest and to use your picture for promotional purposes
Video-Gaming Tournament: Super Smash Brothers Brawl
  • Resistration: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Tournament Start Time: 3:30pm
  • Maximum Participants: 40

Rules: Participants must be present and ready when it is their turn; there will be a 2-minute wait-time before the player is disqualified. Cash prizes are awarded.

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