Cosplay Competition

Have you spent the past year creating a Lando costume that L3-37 would love? Do you have an imperial costume that Darth Vader would consider most impressive? Either way, Star Wars Celebration Chicago invites both veteran and amateur cosplayers to join the most exciting Cosplay Competition in the Galaxy at Star Wars Celebration Chicago! It is more than just a competition – it’s a fun filled celebration of the very best Star Wars cosplayers that want to share their talent, skill and determination with the universe.

The SWCC Cosplay Competition will be taking place on stage in Chicago on Saturday, April 13th 2019. The exact time of the SWCC Cosplay Competition will be announced soon.

How It Works

  • All entries must represent a character or element from the Star Wars universe.
  • Participation in the competition is free, but all participants must have a valid entry badge for Saturday of Celebration in order to compete.
  • Each entrant will submit an application to be reviewed by the Star Wars Celebration team.  Entrants may only enter one costume into the competition.
  • If approved, accepted contestants will be contacted by the Star Wars Celebration Team and will advance on to the stage portion of the Star Wars Celebration Cosplay Competition.
  • Contestants will be judged on the quality and craftsmanship of their costumes. 60% of the costume must be made by the wearer. In addition, costumes must be at least 75% complete by the time of application.

Ready to apply?

Applications are now open! Make sure you read our full rules before applying. Details about how the competition works, what each round entails, and what exactly will take place are contained in our full rules. Submissions will close on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 11:59PM CT.

Photos from Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017

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