Costober 2023

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Gather 'round, brave souls and creatures of the night, for it is time to unleash your inner darkness and creativity at our 4th Annual Canadian Cosplay Community Costober Cosplay Competition!

We're shaking things up a bit this year so make sure to read the rules carefully! 👻 But beware, for the spirits are watching, and the judges will have their eyes peeled for the most spectacular costumes. So, dust off your broomsticks, sharpen your fangs, and get ready to enchant, terrify, and amaze as you compete for spine-tingling prizes.

So time to get crafting and dust off those cosplays and costumes again for a full month of weekly themes!
👉5 ways to win!
👉Prizes up to $150!

The Basics

  1. Join the Discord.
  2. Each week there will be a new theme. Submit a photo of yourself in costume that matches that theme.
  3. A weekly winner will be chosen from the entrants for that week.
  4. A grand prize winner will be chosen based on the best entry from each competitor from the duration of the competition.
Below you'll find a F.A.Q. and the full rules and regulations for entering. If you have any questions feel free to ask one of the admins on Discord, or Contact us here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Competition Rules and Regulations

Please be sure to read the Rules and Regulations in full before entering the competition.
(Last updated Sept 10th 2023 at 5:24PM EST)

Competition Duration:

Competition opens October 1st 2023 at 12:01am EST and will run until October 31st 2022 at 11:59pm EST. Potential winners will be notified by the following week.

Eligibility:

This competition is open to Canadian residents aged 13 or higher. Only one entry per person per week. Any entries submitted from anyone residing outside of Canada or under the age of 13 will be disqualified. We reserve the right to disqualify any entrant if we believe they are in violation of any of the above.

How to Enter:

  1. Join our Discord community. If you're reading this you're already in the right place. Click here to join our Discord Server.
  2. For each week in October, post a photo of yourself while in costume that matches the challenge of that specific week, to the #costober2023 channel of our Discord server while displaying the hashtag #costober2023 (ex, held, integrated into costume or background, etc..). Please be sure to credit the photographer if applicable.

NOTE: Entries must be submitted before 11:59pm EST  each weekly deadline to be considered.

Qualifying Entries:

A qualifying entry must consist of all of the following to be considered valid. Any entry that does not meet these requirements will be disqualified.

  1. Photo must match the theme of the weekly challenge it is submitted for.
  2. Photo must be posted in the correct #costober2023 Discord channel on our server.
  3. Costume must consist of at least 2 of the following cosplay requirements:
    • Wig/Hair styling
    • Makeup/SFX
    • Costume/Wardrobe
    • Props
  4. Photo and costume portrayed must be unique to that week's challenge. A competitor cannot post the same photo or costume for more than one of the challenges.
  5. Competitor must be holding or displaying something with #costober2023 on it for verification.
  6. Original characters (OCs) are permitted as long as they meet the above requirements and a level of effort must be involved.
  7. You can only enter a character once.

We reserve the right to disqualify any entry if we feel it violates the spirit of the competition.

Prizes:

  • Grand Prize: (1) $50 in digital gift cards + 1 Regular Sized 3D Printed Prop (courtesy of Solid State Creations)
  • Weekly Prizes: (4) $25 digital gift card (1/week)

Winners:

In order to qualify as a potential Grand Prize winner, the competitor must complete a minimum of (1) qualifying entry. The odds of winning are dependent on the number of competitors.

Winners we be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Weekly Prize: The weekly prize will be awarded to the competitor with the best overall entry from that weekly challenge, as determined by our panel of judges.
  • Grand Prize: The grand prize will be awarded to the competitor with the best overall entry from the 4 weekly challenges, as determined by our panel of judges.

Consent:

By entering this contest you grant the Canadian Cosplay Community explicit consent to use your submitted image, username, instagram handle and/or likeness on both Instagram, the Canadian Cosplay Community Discord server and the Canadian Cosplay Community website for the purposes of promoting this (and future) contest(s) and to provide updates to the community. If you require to opt out of this for any reason please contact canadiancosplaycommunity@gmail.com