You need to register online for which day you require to be part of the competition. This way you can secure your place in the competition. This is strictly on a first come, first served basis and will be available until either 12pm or no more spaces are available, whichever comes first.

In the event that the competition has been filled, you can opt to be a part of the reserves list. Being placed on this list does NOT guarantee you a place in the competition. When check-in closes at 1pm, any pre-registered contestants that have not checked in will be replaced by people on the reserves list in order of entries received, upon which at 2pm a list will be published showing which reserve list places have made it into the competition. This will be displayed on the Main Stage.

How do I check in on the day?

You will need to check in on the day that you’re in the competition before 1pm with our Cosplay Team. Head over to the Cosplay HQ and line up. Just ask any member of the ScreamVention team and they will show you where to go.

I haven’t preregistered. How do I register on the day?
Registrations for the Cosplay Competition will only be accepted on the day in the event that pre-registration has not completely filled the competition. ScreamVention recommend that you pre-register online prior to the event.

If spaces are available, registrations can be accepted over at Cosplay HQ from 1pm on the day. This is strictly on a first come, first served basis and will be available until either 2pm or no more spaces are available, whichever comes first.

My weapons and props are awesome, why can’t I swing them around?

Because you will hit someone. And that’s no fun. As you can imagine, the convention gets rather crowded, and any big or sharp weapons and props can potentially poke someone’s eye out, or do some damage one way or the other. We have a Weapons policy and any large weapons or props will need to be checked in at the Weapons Check in desk. Which is right next to the Cosplay HQ. Convenient right?

Don’t worry though, you can check out your weapons at any time for photos or when it’s time for the competition. If you think about it, it’s better for you as you don’t have to carry around something huge and can enjoy the convention.

Where do I go for marshalling?

You will be told where marshalling is when you check in at registration. Marshalling occurs half an hour before the competition starts at 2.30pm. When marshalling begins, please listen carefully to and cooperate with the marshal so you can be ordered quickly, and then you can chat with each other.


What do I do during the competition?

It’s time for the competition! There are a few things you should know to make your competition experience as enjoyable as possible.

How do I make sure I don’t hurt myself? Or others?

Since you will have your weapons and props, please make sure you don’t swing them around or poke anyone while waiting to get on stage.

If you’ve been reading these rules thoroughly (which you should be ;D), you would also know to go and check out the stage to know the size and other restrictions.

SCREAMVENTION accepts no responsibility for any injuries you may sustain. If you do any fight or acrobatic sequences, you do so at your own risk.

Please also make sure if you use any props to take them with you once you’re heading off the stage. Do not use anything that will create a mess on the stage that you can’t clean up.

Can I kill the host?

No. Unless they let you. And even then you will need to be gentle. If we find that you inflict any harm on our host, you will be held accountable for it, and will report you to the appropriate authorities. Our host may choose to interact with you in one way or another. If you aren’t comfortable with being interviewed by our host, please let us know when you check in so we can make a note of it.


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