This year, we’re bringing the 8th Annual Cosplay Contest to YOU! Get ready to see your favorite characters come to life with our first ever all-digital contest, where cosplayers can join from home! From SMITE Gods, to Paladins Champions, to Rogues who just finished their latest Rogue Company assignment, the possibilities are endless. To participate, all you need are your cosplay skills, some materials, and a camera!
The competition will be fierce, so we’re levelling the playing field with our brand new Master Level and Journeyman Level categories. Compete against fellow cosplayers in the bracket that best matches your experience and skill.
Cosplayers who have entered fewer than 3 contests, have made fewer than 10 costumes, and have never won a cosplay contest must enter at the Journeyman Level. Cosplayers who have entered 3 or more cosplay contests, have made 10 or more costumes, or have won at least 1 cosplay contest previously must enter at the Master Level. Hi-Rez reserves the right to adjust your category accordingly.
To participate in the contest, create your cosplay and fill out the form linked below. Be sure to include any information you want the judges to know about your cosplay and photos or video footage showing off your awesome work.
For inspiration or quick references on some of your favorite Hi-Rez Gods, Champions, and Rogues, check out the community resource boxes for SMITE and Paladins, and be on the lookout for Rogue Company assets as they release.
$3000 First Place
$2000 Second Place
$1000 Third Place
$1000 Journeyman First Place
$650 Journeyman Second Place
$350 Journeyman Third Place
Pick which character you want to bring to life and get started! Once you are ready to show off your work, fill out the form. Capture video clips or photos of your pieces and attach them to the form, and remember: the media you upload will be the only way the judges can see your work at this point! The final day to submit your form will be December 1, 2021. The judges will review all submissions and choose a small group of finalists to move forward to Stage 2. Those who do not make it to the next stage will still get a chance to be featured on our official social channels and on the live Hi-Rez Showcase: Cosplay Show!
Those who progress to Stage 2 will receive an email from the judges to schedule a video call. For this portion, you will need a webcam or video device to chat with the judges and show off your cosplay! You should wear your cosplay during the call, and share your crafting process and experience with the judges. Once all calls have been completed, the judges will narrow down the contestants to the top 3 Master Level Cosplayers and the top 3 Journeyman Level Cosplayers who will move on to the final Stage 3.
Each finalist will be asked to submit a 1-2 minute video clip showing off their cosplay. These clips will be featured on live broadcast and on social channels during SWC placements. The community will get a chance to vote on their favorites and with their help, the judges will determine the final placements. Winners will be crowned on the Hi-Rez Showcase: Cosplay Show on January 6, 2022.