In lieu of the opportunity in 2020 for cosplayers to strut their stuff and show their amazing handywork and creativity at the annual Cosplay Parade, we have teamed up with their event partners GoGeek Events and are thrilled to announce that the annual Cosplay Parade will be going digital.
In a Portsmouth Comic Con first, cosplayers will be able to compete for a host of great prizes and bragging rights on the virtual stage, as the Cosplay Parade goes virtual this December. Cosplayers will have the chance to compete online to a host of professional judges, as well as have their creations and characters seen by the wider Con community.
Prizes up for grabs are:
- A FREE and EXCLUSIVE Pokemon pin badge made by Chocolate Raisin
- A goody bag of industry specific merch supplied by Props and Replica
- A copy of our official Comic Con artwork made by Benjamin Zephaniah
- Complimentary tickets to Guildhall Games Fest
- Goody bags of Comic Con merch for everyone who takes part
- Limited Edition Spiderman Beanie Baby (Only 10 to give away)
Cosplayers can enter in two distinct categories, Homemade or Shop Bought, with an extra commendation called the Judges Prize.
To enter, Cosplayers will need to fill out this form.
The deadline for submission is 31st January, with the final available to watch on Portsmouth Comic Con website and socials from mid-February. Winners will be announced during the video, so entrants and interested audiences are invited to follow Portsmouth Comic Con on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram ahead of then.
Portsmouth Comic Con and Go Geek Events encourage everyone of varying skillset to enter this parade and want to stress that although craftsmanship will be admired, creativity and passion will also factor into the judging process. As an inclusive community we want to make sure that everyone has the ability to take part and submit a cosplay that they are proud of.
We can’t wait to welcome our amazing comic, film, TV, cosplay, pop culture and geek fans and communities once again to our event, happening Saturday 1st May – Sunday 2nd May 2021. From our celebration of the World of Witchcraft and Wizardry, to Shequential Saturday, we are raring to go.
Please keep an eye on our website www.portsmouthcomiccon.com for further event updates and follow us Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for lots of comic-related articles and activities to keep you entertained.
Thank you for your wonderful support, stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you to Portsmouth in May 2021 to make it the best Portsmouth Comic Con – International Festival of Comics ever!