Welcome to the Cosplay Idol Season 4 Wildcard at Pinoy Otaku Festival (POF) 2018: Ai. Traditionally we want to invite more cosplayers to join the finals of our latest season and include them during the finals on the next day. This wildcard eliminations will be on May 26, 2018 and the finals being the next day – May 27, 2018. The CHAMPION for this year will receive Php5,000 worth of Ayala Malls Electronic Gift Certificate.
Cosplay Idol Winners
- Season 1: Bolen Lareza
- Season 2: Izaiah Luke Buelos
- Season 3: Alexia Clair Sheridan
Cosplay Idol Season 4 ELimination Winners
- Jayson Tabuzo
- Ferdinand Nisperos
- Gino Bernard de Lumen
- Gio Regorgo
- Andrea Francisco
- Ashley Misaki
- Ryan Vargas
- Jessie Bandoll
- EJ Quintos
- Denice Carmela Bautista
- Carlos Santiago
- Rommer Lloyd Natividad
- Geneva Cabading (will not be joining the finals since she will be one of our hosts for POF 2018.)
Cosplay Idol Season 4 Qualifications
- Cosplay Idol Champion from previous seasons are not allowed to join.
- All main officers of Naruto Cosplayers PH (NCPH) and the event staff are disqualified from joining the competition.
Cosplay Idol Season 4 Mechanics and Rules
- There will be a registration fee of Php20.00 (25% will go to our CausePlay project)
- There will be an online registration (see form below) and an onsite registration on May 26 from 11AM to 1:30PM.
- Cosplay Idol is a combination of cosplay performance and show of real talent by the competitors.
- This will be an elimination round for Cosplay Idol Season 4
- We greatly encourage cosplayers to modify and make your costumes as cool as possible as long as it retains the character and it can be seen as the character. Be awesome.
- All category winners will be selected to compete for the Cosplay Idol Season 4 Finals on May 27, 2018.
- Cosplayers can either be INDIVIDUAL, DUO or GROUP.
- There is no restriction to the number of members for a group cosplay entry.
- Each cosplayer will be given up to 2 minutes to perform.
- Maximum number of human props shall be three (3).
- A 10 point deduction will be made for every minute in excess. There will be a timekeeper assigned at the event to monitor this.
- Each participant will be required to submit 3 reference photos. Minimum size will be 1/2 bond paper of each photo.
- There will be bonus points, please see judging for this.
- Acceptance is on a FIRST COME-FIRST SERVED basis.
Categories for Cosplay Idol Season 4 Wildcard
Best Anime Cosplay – P1,000 Ayala Malls Electronic GC
Best Toys/Game Cosplay – P1,000 Ayala Malls Electronic GC
Best Child – P1,000 Ayala Malls Electronic GC
Best Mecha/Armor – P1,000 Ayala Malls Electronic GC
Best in Movie/Comics Cosplay – P1,000 Ayala Malls Electronic GC
We will also include in the finals five (5) cosplayers who will make it to the Top 10 and who did not won any of the awards above. However there will be no prizes for them.
Other Rules to Follow
- Dangerous stunts, metal props and other dangerous objects or props will not be allowed.
- In case of destruction or damage due to a contestants cosplay act, the cosplayer will be the one to answer for the said damages.
- You can cosplay any anime, manga, game or movie character.
- No member of the staff or organizing committee will be allowed to participate in the cosplay event competition.
- The decisions of the judges are final.
- Cosplayers can modify the costume as long as the main identity of the character is intact.
- Contestants must inform the contest facilitators if they will need a microphone or other technical requirements ( Sounds, Effects, Lights, ETC. ) Using your own audio for your performance, please ensure they are in .mp3 format and should be copied in your own flash drives.
- All contestants must provide all the necessary information outlined in the registration sheet. Please be prepared to give information such as your full name and contact details.
- These rules and mechanics may change without prior notice.
Cosplay Idol Season 4 Judging
- There will be three (3) judges during the event.
- Bonus point/s on the final score will be given for the following:
- Online registrant – 2 points
- Submitted reference photo – 2 points
- Submitted BGM – 1 point
- Criteria for judging will be as follows:
- Characterization (cosplayers resemblance to the character he/she is cosplaying in terms of personality and actions) – 20 points
- Costume Creativity (creativity of the modification made to the character if there is any and ability to maintain the relevance of the costume to the character, costume quality and its visual appeal) – 30 points
- Cosplay Performance (catwalk, performance, and talent presented on stage) – 20 points
- Talent (talent of the cosplayer – singing, dancing, acting, etc.) – 25 points
- Overall Appeal (how the character can relate and involve the audience. The overall impact of the cosplayer. – 5 points
Cosplay Idol Season 4 Wildcard Registration
Please use the form below to register.