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To apply for WinterCon 2020 Cosplay competition, follow these steps:


  1. Fill in the application form here:

  2. In the online form, attach links to your character reference images 

  3. In the online form, attach a link to your mp3 background music file

  4. In the online form, attach a link to a video preview of your performance for us to review

  5. (optional) Finally, email us photos of your complete costume or progress pictures for greater chances of getting in!

  6. Upon submitting the application, you will get an automatic confirmation. Within a week of that you will also get a confirmation letter from our coordinators. If either is not received, please contact us by email or through our Facebook page ASAP.

  7. Have fun!


NB! By submitting your application, you agree to follow the full version of the rules (can be found here) and the UniCon Cosplay Ethics code (can be found here). By sending an application you also agree to us processing your personal data with compliance to GDPR regulation, for the purpose of managing the competition and compiling statistics. Your personal data will never be misused or given to any third parties. Your submission may be revoked without prior notice at the discretion of the administration.


NCC Qualifier - one place + one runner-up. The winner in this category will represent Latvia in the prestigious Nordic Cosplay Championship held at NärCon Sommar in Sweden in july 2020! All travel expenses and entry passes will be covered by the organizers.


Best Joint International Performance - 1 place. Show us the power of friendship and collaboration that transcends borders!


Best solo – 3 places.

Best duo – 3 places.

Best group performance – 3 places.

Best cosplay dance – 3 places.

Best armor quality – 1 place. A special prize for our pro crafters who specialize in armor and prop making.

Best sewing quality  - 1 place. A special prize for our pro crafters who specialize in sewing and embroidery.

Best original character – 1 place. Our judges will evaluate the complexity and quality of the costume, as well as the idea and spectacularity of your performance.


There will also be a few surprise categories announced on the spot, so stay tuned!


IMPORTANT! One participant (or a cosband) is not eligible for more than 1 prize. The next best participant or a cosband shall be selected instead.