Cosplay Craftsmanship Contest 2022

This contest is for cosplayers who only want their cosplay re-creation and cosplay-creation skills to be judged.

Event Information

Registration Form

Date: Saturday July 16, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Appointment or walk-in. Judging takes place throughout this time.

Location: Masquerade Green Room Area. North Building, Toronto Congress Centre. (Signs will be up if this is not labelled on maps)

Audience and Non-entrants: Only entrants are permitted in the Judging Area, everyone else is welcome to sit and observe from the Seating Area.

Special Guest Judge: Niq van der Aa


What sets us apart from the Masquerade and other Cosplay Contests at other conventions?

  • Our judges are highly experienced former/current Anime North Masquerade Winners/Cosplay judges and/or Anime North Cosplay Guests;
  • Our judges are more than happy to provide constructive feedback and answer questions about your work;
  • Entrants present their work during an interview (there is NO STAGE/dramatic component);
  • Entrants are sorted into divisions to ensure a level playing field. Awards are based on skill only;
  • Each year we feature one of the COSPLAY GUESTS as a JUDGE!
Enter By Appointment:
  1. Set up an appointment using the REGISTRATION FORM to avoid waiting in line at the event. This form will close Thursday July 14th.
  2. Submit your "Documentation " online using this REGISTRATION FORM. Instructions are in the form.
Enter By Walk-In:
  1. Submit your "Costume Documentation" online using the REGISTRATION FORM. Instructions are in the form.
  2. Arrive at the North Building, Toronto Congress Centre at the appropriate time and follow the signs to the check-in desk.
  1. You must complete the REGISTRATION FORM
  2. This is an amateur costume contest - no professional or commissioned works are acceptable for judging. This is at the discretion of the director and we reserve all rights to determine who is eligible for awards.
  3. You must bring a full costume to be judged. Ex: your entry cannot be your wig and gloves because you commissioned or "found" the rest.
  4. The person who made the costume is the official "Entrant" and must be present at Judging. The costume may be worn by someone else.
  5. One Entry = One Costume on One Body. An Entrant can have multiple entries, but they must be on different bodies and be entered separately.
  6. Interviews last no longer than 10 minutes.
  7. You may not enter the same costume in multiple competitions at this convention. We will find out because the judges work multiple events.
  8. All genres of cosplay are welcome.
  • All entrants will receive a Certificate of Appreciation.
  • All award winners will receive a ribbon and Award Certificate.
  • Selected Entrants will be featured on social media.
  • Award Winners will be posted on this website and through Anime North social media Saturday evening.
  • Awards Certificates and Trophies will be handed out at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday. If you cannot attend the ceremony, awards can be picked up next year.
Questions? Contact us at [email protected].