Cosplay Contest

2022 Judge

Introducing the 2022 Armageddon cosplay competition judge, Rianne Elizabeth! Also known as Elizabeth’s world!
Costumier by day and cosplayer by night.

Award winning Costume Technician and Cosplay Judge Ri is returning for her fourth 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.

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 variety of Princess Cosplays.

At the end of 2017, she graduated with a Costume Construction diploma and has gone on to work on films, exhibits and large scale theatre productions.

No challenge is too big and she is 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.

2022 Judging Team

Important 2022 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

  • Tauranga - 11.59pm, Sunday 10th July 2022
  • Auckland Spring - Noon, Friday 21st October 2022
  • Wellington - 11.59pm, Sunday 20th November 2022
  • Christchurch - 11.59pm, Sunday 27th November 2022

Judging and Presentation Dates

Judging - Saturday 23rd July
Main Stage Presentation - Sunday 24th July

Auckland Spring
Judging - Sunday 23rd October (to be held at Spookers, 833 Kingseat Road, Kingseat) - Limited to 24 entries only 
Livestream Presentation - Monday 24th October
Photos and videos will be taken during judging of everyone's costumes and will be shared during the livestream and uploaded onto Armageddon socials to showcase everyone's hard work.

2021/2022 Armageddon Cosplay Contest Champion chosen
Livestream on Armageddon FB - Monday 24th October
(The 2021/2022 National Champion will be chosen from the Best in Show entries from Wellington, Christchurch and Tauranga 2021, and Tauranga and Auckland Spring 2022 Armageddon events)

Judging - Saturday 3rd/Sunday 4th December (dependent on number of entries)
Main Stage Main Stage Presentation - Sunday 4th December

Judging - Saturday 10th December
Main Stage Presentation - Sunday 11th December
(The Best in Show winners from Wellington and Christchurch 2022 will go into the 2023 National Cosplay Contest with the National Champion being chosen at Auckland Spring 2023)

Rules, Forms and Guides

Contest Entry Form


Construction Diary Template

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.

Wellington Contest 2020

Tauranga Contest 2020

Auckland Contest 2020


Check out previous years winners below!!



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