Cosplay Contest

Date: January 20th, 2024
Time: Approx 6pm
Location: Main Stage
Host: TBD


Calling all Cosplayers! 

It is time to get the sewing machines whirring, pull the EVA foam from the cupboard, and have the glue guns at the ready – the Cosplay Contest is coming to Queenstown! Get set to take the stage on Saturday January 20th around 6pm* and you could walk away with a Cold Foil cosplay-exclusive Taylor promo card!

The Flesh and Blood Cosplay Contest showcases the talented and creative cosplay community as contestants bring the iconic characters of Rathe to life. Even if you are not participating in the contest, come along to see the incredible cosplays from across the community at the event stage, and show your support.

*Time is approximate and will be confirmed on the day.

Interested in participating in the Flesh and Blood Cosplay Contest?

Please register your details on the form below by Thursday January 18th. Once you have submitted your registration form, there is no further action required. 

Cosplay Competition Google Form


1st Place: Taylor Promo Card, Fabric of Spring Playmat

2nd – 4th Place: Fabric of Spring Promo Card, Fabric of Spring Playmat

5th – 8th Place: Needle Playmat

All Participants: Needle Promo Card, Fabric of Blossoms Promo Card


Flesh and Blood Cosplay Contest General Guidelines:

  • All cosplay contestants must be a ticket holder for the Calling Queenstown or a side event.
  • All costumes must be related to Flesh and Blood characters/cards/world of Rathe
  • Each costume must be hand-made - prefabricated store-bought, or rented costumes are NOT permitted. It is expected that some costumes may include minor elements such as wigs, shoes, fabric that have been purchased. As a general rule, at least 75-percent of what you bring onto the stage must be hand-made.
  • Participants cannot enter a cosplay they have previously won a Flesh and Blood cosplay contest with.  
  • No real weapons or harmful items are allowed to be entered into the Cosplay Contest. This includes, but is not limited to: firearms, incendiary devices, tasers, laser devices, metal swords, knives, daggers etc. Prop weapons are inoperable weapons that support the look of your costume or character.
  • By participating in the cosplay contest at Calling Queenstown you authorize event organizers to take your photograph. This photograph may be used for reference by the judges when determining a winner or for promotional use by Legend Story Studios.

    Judging Criteria:

    Cosplays will be judged on three main categories:

    Accuracy: How close is the costume to the original artwork/reference? 

    Quality and Complexity of Construction: How well the costume is constructed: the variety/difficulty/quality of craftsmanship techniques used to construct the cosplay.

    Character: How well the essence of a character is displayed for a dramatic effect