Cosplay Contest

Calling all Cosplayers

Magic 30 is hosting a Cosplay Competition like no other! We will have Incredible hosts, fantastic guest judges and not to mention amazing prizes! Please fill out the application below by 10/7/2022 and start pulling together your BEST Magic cosplay for a chance to win.

  • All contestants must have a badge for Magic 30
  • All costumes must be related to Magic: The Gathering
  • Costumes are judged on the craftsmanship of the costume
  • Each costume must be hand-made
  • Store-bought, online-purchased, or rented costumes are NOT permitted
  • Commissioned costumes may be admitted if the creator of the costume is present. If the costume wins, the creator of the costume will receive the prize
  • Contestants must be present for both the Saturday pre-show judging (time TBD) and Cosplay Competition to be eligible to win
  • Costumes can be an original concept/design related to a Magic Character or an accurate recreation of an existing design
  • Only one entry per person
  • All costumes and props must comply with the Magic 30 rules, guidelines, and weapons policy
  • The cosplay contest is open to all attendees. You may be disqualified and removed from the event for any indecency or inappropriate behavior during pre-judging, while backstage, or on stage. 
  • Contestants must be age 13 or older to compete.  A cosplay showcase will be held for those under 13 to show off their costumes!  Stay tuned for more details.
  • Contestants may be assisted by one ‘handler.’ 
  • Contestants may enter one of three levels of competition: Novice, Journeyman or Masters. 
  • Judges will be looking closely at your costume, evaluating the construction of the costume, design, materials used, creativity, and overall look.
  • Best Overall Winner will receive a US $3000 cash prize, US$200 JOANN Fabric gift card, two (2) 3-Day VIP badges to the final Festival event scheduled to be held in 2023 (estimated retail value of $350), and one (1) standard hotel room at the official Festival event (as determined by Wizard of the Coast; estimated retail value of $200)
    • The Best in Show Runner-Up (1) Award: US $1750 cash prize, US$150 JOANN Fabric gift card, one (1) 3-Day VIP badge to the first Festival event scheduled to be held in 2023 (estimated retail value of $350), and one (1) standard hotel room at the official Festival event (as determined by Wizard of the Coast; estimated retail value of $200)
    • Three (3) Judges’ Awards for Novice, Journeyman, and Masters categories: Each category winner receives: $1000 cash prize, US$100 JOANN Fabric gift card, one (1) 3-Day badge to the first Festival event scheduled to be held in 2023 (estimated retail value of $160), and one (1) standard hotel room at the official Festival event (as determined by Wizard of the Coast; estimated retail value of $200). 
    • Additional prizing and winner categories may be announced during the Competition, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.
  • Magic 30 Cosplay Competition official Rules.