All Stars Competition

The All-Stars Cosplay Competition is a second chance at the major prize for anybody who has won a regional Best in Show, or a Best Open/Advanced, but never won a National Championship. 

But there is a twist. One category. One round. One prize. Winner Takes All. 

This competition is a 6 month construction competition, with competitors making monthly check-ins with the judging team, culminating in a final presentation on the main stage at Auckland Spring Armageddon in October. 

Cosplay all Stars Competition Rules

Cosplays for the All-Stars Competition will be constructed in the 6 month construction period.
Competitors will have monthly check-ins on the 1st of every month during the construction period (6 in total). The judging team will use the photos and videos from these monthly check-ins to build hype around the competitors, and get the public excited to see their finished cosplays at the final presentation
Cosplays will be COMPLETED upon submission of construction diary 2 weeks before the main stage presentation. Diary submissions will also include extra photos and videos of the completed cosplay.

Important Dates

  • Registration of Interest opens 9am Wednesday 1st February 2023.
  • Registration of Interest closes 11:59pm Wednesday 15th February 2023.
  • Successful Cosplayers contacted by Saturday 25th February 2023.
  • Competitors announced to the public, and construction begins on Wednesday 1st March 2023.
  • Cosplays to be completed by 11:59pm Sunday 1st October 2023.
  • Photos and Videos of Completed cosplay Submitted with Construction Diary by 11:59pm Sunday 1st October 2023.
  • Winner announced on the Main Stage at Auckland Armageddon Expo on Monday 23rd October 2023.


To be eligible for the All-Stars Cosplay Competition you must have a previous Best Open/Advanced, or Best in Show. You cannot have won the Cosplay Competition National Championship. No professional costumiers may take part in the contest; professional is defined as someone who earns money from working in a creative skill that is transferable to cosplay; for example, in makeup, film, clothing alterations etc.

Click here to go to the NZ Cosplay Competition YouTube and
follow along with the monthly check-ins from contestants

2023 All-Star Contestants

Here are our 7 All Stars Competitors! We are so excited to have everyone on board and excited to see how this competition goes! If you want to follow along with the competitors progress, click on the images below to be taken to each contestant's Instagram.

2023. It’s your season!

Cam - Rincewind the Wizzard

Cam Monthly Check-In


Kealy Ann - Queen Amidala

Kealy ann Monthly Check-In


Rocketfuel Cosplay - Aloy

Rocketfuel cosplay Monthly Check-In


Sarah Creates - Angelica Schuyler

Sarah Creates Monthly Check-In


ZubKitty Cosplay - Evie Frye

ZubKitty Cosplay Monthly Check In


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