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DREAMHACK AUSTIN COSPLAY EVENTS

In the DreamHack spirit of bringing the world of games and fantasy to life, what better way to explore than through cosplay! Start prepping your costumes or just come experience the spectacular contestants in attendance this year. We have three skill level tiers to compete in, so whatever your experience, we look forward to seeing your coolest new cosplay! NEW this year, we’re introducing cosplay chess. You can join in or just sit back and watch as the chessboard comes to life!

Cosplay Contest

Contest Schedule

The contest will be hosted on Saturday, April 29th:
Pre-Judging – 12:00pm-2:00pm – Panel Room B
Main Stage – 6:00pm-7:45pm – Main Stage
Awards – 7:45pm-8:00pm – Main Stage

Contest Breakdown

Expert Tier
1. $1500, Trophy, 2x Tickets to a DreamHack 2018 event, Photoshoot with 2x free prints and posting online.
2. Trophy, 2x Tickets to a DreamHack 2018 event, Photoshoot with 1x free print and posting online.
3. Trophy, 2x Tickets to a DreamHack 2018 event, Photoshoot with images posted online.

Advanced Tier
1. $750, Trophy, 2x Tickets to a DreamHack 2018 event, Photoshoot with 2x free prints and posting online.
2. Trophy, 2x Tickets to a DreamHack 2018 event, Photoshoot with 1x free print and posting online.
3. Trophy, 2x Tickets to a DreamHack 2018 event, Photoshoot with images posted online.

Beginner Tier
1. $250, 2x Tickets to a DreamHack 2018 event, Trophy, Photoshoot with 2x free prints and posting online.
2. Trophy, 2x Tickets to a DreamHack 2018 event, Photoshoot with 1x free print and posting online.
3. Trophy, 2x Tickets to a DreamHack 2018 event, Photoshoot with images posted online.

Where can I sign up?

You can sign up here!

Cosplay Chess

Bishop to Pawn E6. Knight to Rook F3. For those of you familiar with Chess, these are standard moves. Have you ever wondered what chess would look like if the Bishop was a White Mage from Final Fantasy? Or if the Knight was from the Jedi Order? If you want to see these chess moves brought to life, then join us for our first ever Cosplay Chess! Battle it out against other chess pieces to become the first ever champion of DreamHack Cosplay Chess. We are still looking for Cosplayers for this event. If you are interested, please head over to our sign up form.

Cosplay Rules & FAQ

Click Here for general cosplay rules. We encourage you to dress in your favorite cosplay for fun – there’s no need to compete! Please make sure to read through our Cosplay Rules and FAQ section to make sure your cosplay attire/weapons/props meet DreamHack safety standards.

Cosplay First Aid

Need to repair your cosplay? Trust our seasoned cosplay staff as they have degrees in various fields of cosplay education. Located at the Inn on the DreamHack main floor, you’ll find our Cosplay Repair Station with basic equipment to help patch you up and send you back out into the fields of justice! (No insurance copay necessary. Note that we may not held liable for any deformities of cosplay that may occur.)

I want in, what do I do now?!

You’re up for Cosplay awesomeness? Great! Simply head over to our tickets page and buy your entrance into the event, its as easy as that! See you soon, and we’re excited to see your incredibly work!