Cosplay Day Victoria 2017

Cosplay Day Victoria 2017 Facebook Event here.



10:00 Day starts
10:00 Select // Start improv for cosplay ECS125
10:30 Social Media for Cosplayers ECS124
11:00 Cunning Closefisted Costume Crafting; Captivating Cosplay Components on the Cheap ECS116
12:00 How to make a Sailor Fuku ECS124
12:30 Video Game Music ECS116
1:30 Cosplay Contest Prejudging/Sign-up in Theatre ECS125
3:00 Cosplay Contest
4:00-4:30 End of day

Costume Contest

Registration for the contest will begin at 1:30pm in ECS 125 (Theatre).

During the pre-judging portion of the event, judges will inspect each costume, inquire as to how they were designed and created, and answer questions contestants may have about the contest.

Costumes from all genres (video game, comic book, anime, movies, television, etc.) are acceptable. Mashups and original designs are also permitted. The majority of your costume must be homemade, or commissioned, although modified items are acceptable.

Contestants are encouraged to bring reference photos of the character they are portraying, on their cell or a tablet. The judges may not know the character in question, and this will help their ability to gauge the effectiveness of the costume.

Pre-judging will occur in ECS 125 (Theatre) Saturday July 22, 2017 at 1:30PM. All contestants must arrive by 1:30 PM  to register and check-in, although contestants will not be required to stay in the room for the full pre-judging period.

Contestants will be divided into 4 different categories during pre-judging. Contestants will be asked which category they prefer during pre-judging, although judges retain the right to bump a contestant into a higher category if they feel a costume deserves to be recognized at a higher skill level.


Junior Cosplayers:
12 years of age and under (may be accompanied by an Adult on stage).

Novice Cosplayers:
13 years of age and over who do not qualify as Advanced.

Advanced Cosplayers:
Anyone who has won two or more costume contest awards.

Group Cosplayers:
Two or more people.

Judging Criteria:

Percentage of the costume that is handmade
Attention to detail
Overall appearance
Likeness to the character
Maneuverability / functionality
Stage presence & performance


All Tsukino-Con Weapons and Props rules are in effect. See

All actual weapons and items that could be considered dangerous are prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, anything illegal, anything against the University of Victoria Policies, any real weapons, functional or not. Firearms, including anything resembling a real world model firearm, regardless of colour, orange tip, material, etc. BB, Pellet, Paintball and Airsoft guns, any type of exploding device regardless of the method used for detonation, including air & CO2, Metal bladed weapons, including swords, knives, Glass, Ceramics, Stone, Skates; Roller Blades, Roller Skates, Ice Skates, Yaoi/Yuri, Seme, Uke, and/or any other fandom type paddle designed or intended to be used on another person. Anything currently capable of firing or releasing one or more projectiles, Any live ammunition, including bullets & tipped arrows

Items resembling futuristic weapons, fantasy weapons, and non-projectile boffer weapons may be allowed provided they are not handled in a careless, threatening, or destructive manner against persons or property. Please check with staff if you are unsure about your prop.
Costumes, introductions, and actions on stage must be in good taste. No nudity, offensive language or unruly behavior is permitted. This is a family-friendly event!

While on stage, jumping, flipping, running, throwing items into the audience or any movements that could compromise the safety of any contestants or spectators is prohibited. Any of these actions will result in automatic disqualification from the contest.

The use of fire, glitter, liquids, or any other objects that will cause a mess are prohibited. Leaving any portion of a costume on stage will result in automatic disqualification from the contest.


There will be no microphone available. Any and all music and/or skit audio must be pre-cut, pre-recorded and turned in (in MP3 format) on a USB Flash Drive at sign-up. Bringing back-ups is strongly encouraged to ensure you have working audio.
Sound for your entry is not required but is highly recommended. You should plan to record any dialog for your entry.

There will NOT be audio editing software/machine on site. Please have all audio prepared ahead of time.

For pre-recorded sound, we highly recommend you work very hard on getting quality audio. Record multiple times, if necessary. Every individual should be the same level of volume. You can easily make even bad audio sound great by importing your sound into Audacity and running the compression effect. You will have to play with the settings and do it five or six times until you understand what it does, but it may help. We CANNOT answer questions about how to make your audio sound better, this is just a tip. Consider finding a friend with experience in audio.We will only accept submissions in MP3 format on a flash drive. Not accepted: cassette tapes, CDs, DVDs, etc. Bring your laptop or other backups of your audio files.

The pre-recorded music/dialogue submitted to the contest staff must be 3 minutes and 00 seconds or less. There will be no exceptions to the “3 Minute” rule, unless you request permission prior to the convention and it is for a group or a very good reason. Any entry over the 3:00 mark will be stopped at that point.

All audio must be turned into the tech department at 1:30 – 2pm during pre-judging.



All Rules are subject to change and may be posted in advance or at the contest itself.


Your judges this year will be:

Sue McCaskill — Athanasia Designs
Skookum PropsChris Gensey — Skookum Props and Armour
Batarang KissesSidney Merrick — Batarang Kisses Cosplay

We ask that all contestants display good sportsmanship to each other and the judges.

ECS Building map

Tsukino-Con 2014

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Karameru has been in the Toronto cosplay community since 2010, cosplaying well-loved characters from the Fate series as well as many others from various games and anime series. Known to be friendly and “loves-to- selfie-with- everyone” at cons, her favourite cosplay characters are cool, strong and independent. A 3D Artist by day, she enjoys doing cosplay photography in her spare time.

This will be her first time at Tsukino con and first time visiting Victoria, BC!


You can follow Karameru on:

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Fighting Dreamers Productions

Fighting Dreamers Production (FDP) is a cosplay group from Vancouver, British Columbia. For the past 9 years they have been cosplaying a wide range of genres
including anime, manga, video games, comics, film, and cartoons.

Fighting Dreamers Productions are known for their cosplay work on deviantART along with their group’s YouTube channel, which has over 150,000 subscribers and provides viewers with series shows, cosplay skits, CMV’s, convention happenings, and tutorials. FDP is a non-profit group and has organized a number of charity events through their cosplay work such as “Pray for Japan” helping earthquake and tsunami victims and “Aang for a Cure” which benefited cancer patients. As cosplayers, FDP emphasizes inclusivity and promotes accessibility of cosplay through panels and performances at conventions across North America, the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and Australia. FDP is honoured to be returning to the Island for Tsukino-Con this year!

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Cosplay Guest Valdrein


Cosplay Guest Nova


Cosplay Guest Twin Fools

Twin Fools


Tsukino-Con 2015

Tsukino-Con 2015

Victoria’s Anime Convention



Cosplay Repair Station


Located in the MacLaurin Building room D103

Costume malfunction? Not to worry! For help with costume repairs, come visit the Cosplay Repair Station and see one of the apron-wearing staff members. Featuring stations for Sewing, Wig and Glue repairs, and specializing in quick fixes!

Cosplay Repair will be open:
Friday: 3pm – 9pm
Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Cosplay Day 2016

Tsukino-Con is the proud host of Cosplay Day! Here are some of the highlights from our July 17th Cosplay Day.

AllieCat Art & Cosplay

Photo by: Martin Wong
Photo by: Martin Wong

2016 Guest

(affectionately known simply as AllieCat) is a Cosplayer and professional CG Animator from Vancouver, BC. She has been cosplaying since summer 2013 and to date has finished an incredible 1st place in every contest she’s competed in. From plastics to paints to molding to electronics, AllieCat loves all forms of mediums and strives to utilize and push each to their fullest potential. She looks forward to another year full of creativity and fun within the cosplay community and can’t wait to meet you all.

Her site



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