Cosplay

DreamHack Atlanta 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!

Cosplay Contest
Contest Schedule

Date: Saturday Jul 22nd
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Pre-Judging
6:00 PM – 7:45 PM – Main Show at Main Stage
7:45 PM – 8:00 PM – Awards at Main Stage

All times are in local time EDT

Where can I sign up?

You can sign up HERE.

Judges

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riddle

Minzii

Minzii is an Atlanta-based cosplayer who has been in the cosplay community for almost a decade, and sewing since 2012. She first cosplayed in 2009, and decided to start making her own costumes 3 years later. She is almost entirely self-taught with multiple awards under her belt, loves challenges, and is constantly learning new techniques. She enjoys anything with rhinestones and ruffles, and is always up for conversation about all things nerdy and sewing!

ADOS Cosplay

Abby ADOS Cosplay is an award winning veteran Atlanta-area cosplayer who has been cosplaying and attending conventions since 2006. She draws most of her costuming inspiration from Video Games, and Anime, and has a passion for props and armor (but she’s not afraid of a good sewing challenge). She loves hosting panels and helping people in the community get started, and she’s always open for questions. (Photo by Patrick Sun)

Pinky Shear

Pinky Shear is the costumer’s costumer. With 30+ years of experience, her attention to detail elevates any project to a work of art. Her portfolio spans from historical to fantasy to rockstar to con-goer, and her body of work can be found in film, television, burlesque, and theater. Over the last 10 years, Pinky has shared her tips, tricks, and expertise in panels for Dragon Con, OutlantaCon, Jordan Con, Anime Weekend Atlanta, AnachroCon, FroliCon and more. (Photo by Dim Horizon Studio)

Riddle

Riki “Riddle” Lecotey transplanted from her igloo in Canada and moved to the United States has been involved in costuming for over 15 years. She is internationally recognized in the cosplay community for her ability to translate costumes and focus on craftsmanship. She’s been invited to conventions around the world, to judge costume contests, host workshops, and promote confidence in cosplay through craftsmenship. She has been interviewed by Playboy, NPR, Washington Post, been featured on the covered of two of the most well-known cosplay magazines in the word, Cosplay Culture & Cohaku.

I want in, what do I do now?!

You’re up for Cosplay awesomeness? Tickets to DreamHack Atlanta are available now, Day Tickets starts at $20! Full information including all ticket types and hotels are available here.

Stay Tuned

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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.

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.)