The organizers of NMN are great fans of cosplay, and one of our goals is to continually increase the quality of our cosplay competition, which is definitely one of the highlights of our events. We have introduced numerous changes since our first event, learned a lot and arrived at fixed categories and criteria for judging.

– Movies (including characters from series, animated movies, anime, etc.)
– Books (including comics)
– Games (including board games, video games, etc.)
– Original costumes (for your own characters, not based on any particular published story)
– Group costume (at least two people, may be from any of the above categories)

We will also be giving a Best in show award to the costume with the highest overall number of points.

The main criteria that the jury will be judging the costumes on are: authenticity of the costume in regard to the chosen character (comprehensiveness and coherence for original costumes); quality of workmanship (completeness, neat seams, color layering, etc.); how much effort was put into the design of individual parts of the costume, whether the workmanship includes specific or innovative techniques, etc. We will also be judging your performance and presence on stage.

The most important thing is that your costume is completely finished. 🙂 This includes the back, because we will be observing you carefully from all sides! It is great if you can point out what you bought versus what you made yourself, how much time you spent on the costume etc. Be confident and proud of your work!

Notice: sharp weapons, tools, and other parts of costumes, which could pose a potential risk to our staff or visitors, do not belong at our event and will need to be handed over before entering the venue.

If you would like to participate in the NMN cosplay competition, you need to apply beforehand! Registration to the cosplay competition. If you have any questions regarding the application or the competition itself, write to us at cersei@nmn.si!