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San Japan Cosplay Show Entry Form


Cosplay Show On-Line Entry Form will open on July 1st, 2016 @ 9PM CST JULY 5TH, 9:30PM CST and close on August 20th, 2016 @ 11PM CST UNLESS all entries are filled.

San Japan is switching over to a ON-LINE ONLY Cosplay signup system starting in 2016. There will not be any in-person signups at the convention.

For rules about the cosplay show, please see the cosplay show rules. If you have any questions before filling out the form, please ask them on our Facebook Group or use our Contact Form if you would like to ask a private question.

As a regular reminder: even if you sign up on-line, you will need to come by the Cosplay Signup Room at the posted times listed in the schedule at the convention for early to confirm your entry. Below are the TENTATIVE times and location.

Cosplay Show: Pre-Judging / Event Times

The times below are TENTATIVE. These times may change before the convention begins.
DayTimeTypeLocation - Floor
Friday - 09/02/169AM-4PMMANDATORY Online Check-In

Hall Cosplay Sign-Up
Room 207A - Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center - 2nd Floor
Friday - 09/02/161PM-3PMREQUIRED Pre-JudgingRoom 207B - Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center - 2nd Floor
Saturday - 09/03/169AM - 2PMMANDATORY Online Check-In

Hall Cosplay Sign-Up
Room 207A - Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center - 2nd Floor
Saturday - 09/03/1610AM - 12PMREQUIRED Pre-JudgingRoom 207B - Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center - 2nd Floor
Saturday - 09/03/162PM - 4PMREQUIRED Pre-JudgingRoom 207B - Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center - 2nd Floor
Saturday - 09/03/166PM - 7:30PMCosplay Show Entries Check-In and StagingRoom 004 - Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center (RIVER LEVEL)
Saturday - 09/03/167:30PM - 8:00PMDoors Open For General AttendeesLila Cockrell Theatre
Saturday - 09/03/168:00PM - 10:30PMCosplay ShowLila Cockrell Theatre

Due to increased attendance and limitations on the runtime of the Cosplay Contest there will be a LIMIT to the number of entries accepted in each class and division. If you wish to guarantee your spot in the Cosplay Contest, you are required to sign up on-line in advance. Any information in your on-line entry may be changed on-site when you check in.

The entry caps will be as follows:

  • 10 Youth Walk-ons
  • 70 Novice Walk-ons
  • 30 Journeyman Walk-ons
  • 20 Master Walk-ons
  • 10 Skits (total)

This form is to pre-register your cosplay entry for people who want to enter the Main Cosplay Show. For information & rules, please view our cosplay show rules before filling out this form. All entries must signup on-line in for our 2016 convention.


San Japan 2016: Cosplay Sign-Up Form

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    Walk-On:30 seconds of stage time, no dialog. Custom music permitted.
    Skit: 3:30 minutes of stage time. Pre-recorded highly audio encouraged.

    Dance skits, or skits with no dialog where choreography or dance are the sole focus, MUST be somehow connected to the series being cosplayed. IE: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya ending, Hetalia movie ending, Vocaloid music videos, etc. You cannot do "Cosplay Gangam Style" or something similar.
    Youth: Entry is 13 years old or younger.

    Novice: First time contestants, contestants who have not won any awards.

    Journeyman: Contestants who have won judges awards, best runner-up or similar, cosplayers who have been competing for over a year.

    Master: Contestants who have won craftsmanship, best in class or best in show, professional tailors/seamstresses.
  • Please enter your real name.
  • Sends you an e-mail notice of this entry. Please enter a valid e-mail address, as staff will be using this address to contact you if there are any problems with your entry.
  • This is the name that's on your badge. It can be your nickname, a name used on social media site, a favorite character, etc.
  • If you are cosplaying as a group and your group has a name then list it here.
  • If you're submitting a group entry then write out the real name or nicknames of everyone in the group.
  • The source of your cosplay - series, manga, show or movie your character is from.
  • Write out the name of your character. If this is a group entry then write out all of the characters within the group.


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