Take the next step on your cosplay journey! Are you ready for your adventure to begin?
Supanova is passionate about supporting aspiring and established cosplayers, with a tradition of cosplay competitions dating back to 2001 when Supanova was still comicfest!. It has been a joy to see cosplay and evolve over that time, and The Odyssey represents a new direction to support cosplay’s continued growth and help the community flourish. With The Odyssey we are thrilled to offer cosplayers the chance to attend Dragon Con in Atlanta; one of the world’s greatest celebrations of all things cosplay and costuming.
The Supanova Cosplay Odyssey is Supanova’s own advanced national cosplay competition, where you have the chance to share in $15,000 worth of prizes. The Odyssey will be held on the Sunday of each of the six Supanova events around the country, in search of each city’s Cosplay Hero. Aside from winning a phenomenal cash prize, each of these Cosplay Heroes will then have a chance to be named the final overall winner – our Odyssey Hero, who will be able to continue their cosplay journey all the way to the United States for Dragon Con 2019.
In every heat, our city Cosplay Heroes will each win a $1,000 cash prize, provided by Supanova.
In addition, the Lumin’s Workshop Award will be presented in each city. This award is a $300 voucher to Lumin’s Workshop, and will be awarded in recognition of amazing achievement in cosplay.
Our overall Odyssey Hero, in recognition of their incredible achievement, will win the trip of a lifetime to the United States to attend Dragon Con 2019, including:
- Flights for two to Atlanta, Georgia
- Two five day badges to Dragon Con 2019
- A five night stay in the iconic Marriott Marquis
- $1,000 spending money
- The option of entering the Friday Night Costume Contest at Dragon Con
How will the Supanova Odyssey Hero be selected?
All heats will be judged by our Cosplay Ambassadors, maintaining consistency throughout the year. They will be joined in each city by a third judge to assist in their decision making. Once each city has selected their Cosplay Hero, the judges will deliberate and select an overall winner.
Our Odyssey Hero will be announced online in early July. No matter where you are in Australia, you’ll be able to tune in and watch the big announcement!
In the first year of The Odyssey, there will be no staged final at an event. This may change in the future, so if that’s a priority for you, keep an eye out!
Even all the way down under, there are few cosplayers who haven’t heard of this incredible event. Established in 1987, Dragon Con has been a celebration of all things geeky for more than three decades, gradually building to its current state: a sprawling, fast-paced event taking place over five days, five core host hotels and, really, the entire downtown area of Atlanta, Georgia. This convention never sleeps so no matter when you look, you’ll find something to do – whether it’s a cosplay competition, a themed ball, a party at the aquarium, a panel, or simply wandering the hotel lobby in a daze at all the incredible costumes.
Our Odyssey Hero will dive right into the thick of it, with two passes to attend all days of the event and staying in the most iconic of the host hotels (the Marriott Marquis). They’ll also have the option to enter the Friday Night Costume Contest, known as Dragon Con’s most passionate celebration of craftsmanship in costuming. DragonCon is ready for you – are you ready for it?
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