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2021 Judge

Introducing the 2021 Armageddon cosplay competition judge, Rianne Elizabeth! Also known as Elizabeth’s world!
Costumier by day and cosplayer by night.

Cosplay Judge Ri is returning for her third year of the contest! She is a fourth-generation seamstress and picked up the sewing bug when she was 7 years old, making quilts, doing embroidery and creating clothing all before reaching intermediate school. She has skill in sewing, leatherworking, embroidery, armour and prop making.

In 2010 she made and created her first costume for a convention and fell in love with cosplay and the community. She has previously competed in the Armageddon cosplay competitions herself from 2012 to 2016, earning multiple prizes for her work over the years. You may recognise her for her cosplays such as Anastasia, Captain Hook and Princess Fiona. After competing in the competitions herself, she then became the cosplay competition’s MC for two years, which you might also recognise her for.
Ri is also hugely invested in the “geek culture” which Armageddon shares and loves: fandoms such as Harry Potter, Disney and Ru Paul’s Drag Race, because who doesn’t love a flashy drag costume.

At the end of 2017, she graduated with a Costume Construction diploma where she studied under the previous judge of the Armageddon comp, Kaarin Slevin.
Since graduating she has made commissions for clients of cosplay, ballet and performing arts. She’s worked on multiple shows and theatre productions both on and behind the scenes, including being a wardrobe coordinator and dresser for the World of Wearable arts, creating costumes for the Royal New Zealand Ballet and has been wardrobe coordinator for shows such as the Summer Shakespeare festival. Most recently she has been contracting for Weta Workshop as a costume technician.

She loves a challenge and always pushing herself to make something new and amazing. She is looking forward to meeting all this year’s contestants and be able to intertwine both her professional and cosplay knowledge into judging this year’s Armageddon Cosplay Competition.

2021 Judging Team

Important 2021 Dates

Entries must be submitted using the online form by 11.59pm on the due date in the weeks prior to the competition date. Please remember - Your costume/s do not need to be completed to submit your registration form!

Registration Closing Dates

  • Wellington - 11.59pm, Sunday 4th April 2021 
  • Christchurch - 11.59pm, Sunday 16th May 2021 
  • Tauranga - 11.59pm, Sunday 30th May 2021 
  • Palmerston North - 11.59pm, Sunday 1st August 2021
  • Auckland - 11.59pm, Sunday 5th December 2021


Judging and Presentation Dates

Judging - Saturday 17th/Sunday 18th April (dependent on number of entries)
Main Stage Presentation - Sunday 18th April

Judging - Saturday 29th/Sunday 30th May (dependent on number of entries)
Main Stage Presentation - Sunday 30th May

Judging - Saturday 12th/Sunday 13th June (dependent on number of entries)
Main Stage Main Stage Presentation - Sunday 13th June

Palmerston North
Judging - Saturday 14th/Sunday 15th August (dependent on number of entries)
Main Stage Main Stage Presentation - Sunday 15th August

Judging - Friday 17th/Saturday 18th/Sunday 19th December (dependent on number of entries)
Main Stage Presentation - Sunday 19th December

Armageddon Cosplay Contest Champion chosen
Auckland - Sunday 19th December

Rules, Forms and Guides

Auckland 2021 Registration Form


Please note: any images captured of you in your cosplay may be used to promote the contest. For more information please see our photography disclaimer here.

Please message the Armageddon Facebook Page if you have any questions.

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Check out previous years winners below!!


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