Xbox has announced that the Halo World Championship will host the return of the official Cosplay Contest, with a $5,000 USD reward. The contest will take place on 15th October, 2023, with early entry submissions open now.
The Halo community boasts some incredible cosplayers, bringing the universe to life with dedication and detail. This year, contestants at the Halo World Championship will compete in two initial heats of 12 participants (for a total of 24 participants) and will be judged on four categories: Execution, Creativity, Complexity, and Accuracy. The three contestants with the top scores in each heat will move on to the final, held on Sunday, 15th October, on the HCS Main Stage.
Halo Cosplay Contest Entry Requirements
The Cosplay Contest has its own unique ticket, the Cosplay Contest Pass. This ticket includes general access to the Halo World Championship for all three days. That is of course in addition to enabling your participation in the Cosplay Contest. If you already purchased a General Admission or VIP Pass, you will be refunded the value of the General Admission Pass within 24-48 hours after purchasing a Cosplay Pass.
Cosplayers should pick which of the initial Heat 01 days work best for them. Each day is capped at 12 participants on a first-come-first-serve basis. As stated above, should you be invited to the Cosplay Contest Finals, you must be available to participate on Sunday, 15th October.
To highlight the above, you should follow the below procedure:
- Registration: If you’re interested in participating, please make a submission to HaloWC 2023 Cosplay Contest Form.
- Once capacity for each day is reached, you make make your interest to participate known by being added to the waitlist (above form).
- You’ll be contacted if a spot is available.
- No purchase necessary.
- Schedule (2-day event)
- Friday – Day 1 Qualifiers (up to 12 participants).
- Saturday – Day 2 Qualifiers (12 participants).
- Top 3 scores as determined by the judges from both qualifiers will be invited to the finals.
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