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Cosplay at Pacific Media Expo! Print E-mail
Pacific Media Expo PMX CosFest Cosplay costume competition

PMX Halloween CosFest!

CosFest is our Official Cosplay Competition!

12p.m. - 2 p.m., Main Events, October 29, 2006
Seating begins at 11:30am

Everyone is encouraged to attend this well-loved event! This will truly be a cosplay extravaganza, with great skits, special performances, and amazing costumes.

CosFest Registration is now CLOSED.

BUT--- You can stil register at the convention!! 

Take it to the next level and enter the PMX CosFest and compete against your fellow fans for cash and prizes! Being in CosFest is simple and fun... just bring a CD of your favorite music, or pick from our collection, and strut your stuff on the stage!

We welcome costumes from J-Rock to J-Pop to Anime to C-Pop to Asian film, Asian animation, Asian comics, Asian-origin video games, or Asian music stars. We also welcome EGL (Elegant Gothic Lolita) and EGA (Elegant Gothic Aristocrat).

CosFest Links:
  • Registered groups
  • PMX Pacific Media Expo Psycho Le Cemu CosFest Cosplay Festival
  • Weapons Policy
  • Guidelines
  • Timeline
  • Cosplay Forum
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  • Music FAQ
  • Sample Judging Questions


 Best of Show
 Prize Package
 Junior (Youth) Achievement

Performance Division:
 $250  Best of Division, Performance
 $100  Best Halloween Skit
 $50  Judges Award
 Prize Package
 Honorable Mention

Craftsmanship Division:
 $250  Best of Division, Craftsmanship, Group
 $100  Best of Division, Craftsmanship, Individual
 Prize Package  Honorable Mention, Group
 Prize Package
 Honorable Mention, Individual

Hall Cosplay

Trick or Treat! Visual Kei, GothLoli, Gaming, Manwha, Anime, Asian Cinema - whatever your genre, show off your skills at PMX! Everyone is welcome to participate in Hall Cosplay; wear your costume as you enjoy the convention. HOWEVER, please be sure to read and follow the Weapons Policy below to ensure you have the best possible cosplay experience.

Any genre of cosplay is allowed for Hall Cosplay, but all costumes must be suitable for all audiences. This convention is a family-friendly event, and there will be people of all ages present throughout the convention. Please keep this in mind when designing and choosing your costumes, and allow your common sense and good taste to prevail. Pacific Media Expo reserves the right to deem a costume as unacceptable and request the wearer make modifications as necessary.

CosFest Competition Guidelines Print E-mail
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Whether you are competing for the first time or have a long history with competition, it's always possible we are doing something different than you might expect. It is your responsibility to read the rules and make sure you understand them. It is also your responsibility ask questions if you are confused. We are here to help you. Let us know your questions and we will do our best to clarify. Please feel free to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with your questions and/or comments.

CosFest Music Submission FAQ Print E-mail
  • How long can my music selection be?
    3 minutes.


  • In what formats will you be accepting music?
    Preferably, burned audio CDs. We can accept MP3 files too.


  • Are you accepting DVD-Rs?
    At this time, we are uncertain if we will be able to support audio on DVD-R. We suggest burning a CD instead.


CosFest Sample Judging Questions (Craftsmanship Awards) Print E-mail
Please note that this is a sample document and the judging process may not include everything listed below and/or the judges may decide to add to the following questions and observations.

We will compare your costume to the picture or pictures that you provide for us to note accuracy, theme, originality, etc.

CosFest Contestant Timeline Print E-mail
 Saturday, October 28, 2006
 Time  Place  Description
 11:00am to
 Masq. HQ  Check-in &
 Music Submission
 11:00am to
 Masq. HQ  Craftsmanship Judging
 Slot #1
 2:00pm to
 Masq. HQ  Craftsmanship Judging
 Slot #2
 4:00pm to
 Masq. HQ  Craftsmanship Judging
 Slot #3
 Sunday, October 29, 2006
 Time  Place  Description
  8:00am to
 Masq. HQ  Check-in &
 Music Submission
 8:00am to
 Masq. HQ  Craftsmanship Judging
10:00am to
Main Events
11:00am Main
 Mandatory CosFest
 CosFest Seating Begins

 12:00pm to  2:00pm

 CosFest Competition
Weapons Policy Print E-mail
(1) Summary
The goal of the Pacific Media Association (PMA) is to create an environment where attendees can enjoy themselves as much as possible. However, this must be done without affecting the experience of others. This requires the cooperation of all attendees and the use of common sense and courtesy when costuming. PMA bears no responsibility or liability for any damages or injuries incurred by the use of costumes, props, or weapons. Any infraction may result in further tightening of our security, possibly decreasing the entire cosplay experience for all attendees. Because of recent high profile events that have heightened safety concerns, real weapons are prohibited at Pacific Media Expo and other PMA events.

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