Penticton's Annual Pop Culture Festival
An Explanation of Award Categories
The best-styled wig displayed by contestants. This cannot be a pre-styled wig and all styling work must be done by the entrant. We'll be looking for the cleanliness of the styling and techniques used.
This can be either the best FX makeup or the best normal makeup, depending on what we see from contestants. We'll be looking for the cleanliness of how it's done and the techniques used.
The best-constructed prop displayed by contestants. We'll be looking for techniques used, cleanliness of finishing, and overall appearance.
The best armour or not sewing-based costume is displayed by contestants. We'll be looking for techniques used, cleanliness of finishing, and overall appearance.
The best sewing or fabric work displayed by contestants. We'll be looking for techniques used, cleanliness of finishing, and overall appearance.
Best In Show:
This is the top award that a contestant can win if they have shown excellence in multiple of the above categories.
Please note: because of close proximity of judging, we may require masks to be worn. If this is the case we will notify all contestants prior to the convention by email. Please watch our social media for covid policies and event requirements as they may change based on the health information available. If judges wish to look closer at your costume and flip seams or see the inside of your armour, we will ask before touching it.
In addition to pre-judging you will be required to be on stage to show off your costume.
Walk-ons will be limited to 45 seconds or less.
Please submit your custom walk on music in MP3 format, to be played while you take the stage, when you fill out the sign up form.
Your walk on will also be judged and taken into account with the construction judging to factor into awards. Be sure to embody your character when you take to the stage.
Please include in your application a small description to be read out at the event during your walk on. This can be about your character or about your costume, whichever you see fit.
If you have any questions please feel free to email our cosplay contest coordinator at email@example.com and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.