Cosplay Contest

Queen City Anime Convention 2021 is proud to present the following contests. Please check
back for details on how to register online to participate! Entry Forms are now open!

Craftsmanship Contest
AKA THE Cosplay Contest
Come out and show your hard work to our fabulous panel of craftsmanship judges! Sign ups will be
available online closer to the convention, and limited spots will be available at the convention. This
contest is for individuals and small groups who made at least 85% of their costume


Best in Show- $300, trophy, badge for QCAC 2022

1st place Master- $100, trophy, badge for QCAC 2022

1st place Journeyman- $50, trophy, badge for QCAC 2022

1st place Beginner- $50, trophy, badge for QCAC 2022

Applications have closed for the craftsmanship contest.

Runway Contest
Didn’t make your costume? Not a problem! This contest is for all the closet cosplayers and those who
purchased their costumes (mass manufactured or commissioned from someone else). Sign ups happen
at the convention at the cosplay contest check in table. Judging will take place at the cosplay contest.


1st place- $150, trophy, Badge for QCAC 2022

Did you make a particularly amazing mask to coordinate with your Craftsmanship or Runway Contest
costume? Then make sure to also sign up for the MASK-querade at cosplay signups and see if you have
the best Mask at QCAC.


Best Overall Mask- $50 and a trophy

Queen City Anime SNAP!
Finally! A contest for the photographers! Cosplay photographers will get two chances to compete and
be judged by a panel of photography professionals. The first contest happens online before the
convention where photographers can submit any cosplay photo they have taken ANYWHERE. Winners
for the first contest will be announced during the cosplay contest.
The second contest happens after the convention, photographers must submit a cosplay photo taken at
Queen City Anime Convention 2021 to be eligible for this contest. Winners will be announced online.


Beginner 1st place- certificate, $100, QCAC 2022 Badge

Advanced 1st place- certificate, $150, QCAC 2022 Badge

Applications have closed for the photography contest.

Meet your 2021 Craftsmanship Contest Judges:

May Hemmer | The Cocoa Barbie

May Hemmer is known as “The Sassiest Thing in New Orleans” and has been dubbed the “Cocoa Barbie” by Vita DeVoid of Florida. This lady has a larger than life personality and has been gracing the stages with nerdlesque, neo-burlesque, and much more since 2011. As a member of the Storyville Starlettes and The Bluestockings, she performed regularly at Burlesque Ballroom, Big Deal Burlesque, and many more independent shows and private events around NOLA.

Photo by: Dangrrr Doll
Instagram: @themayhemmer
Twitter: @themayhemmer
Twitch: &

Wig-Wig Cosplay

Wig-Wig Cosplay is an award-winning cosplay duo out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 2019, they were the Team USA representatives for the International Cosplay League in Madrid, Spain, where they won first place in the duo category! They are best known for their combination of technical sewing and fabrication skills with entertaining performances. Alongside competing, they have been judging craftsmanship and performance across the country, and enjoy working to promote and assisting cosplay departments.

Photo by Fruitycakely
Facebook: www.
Instagram: @wigwigcosplay