The First Annual Maker Faire Atlanta Cosplay & Prop Contest


The Georgia Freight Depot

65 M.L.K. Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Date & Time: October 27, 2018 @ 2:00p


Design Brief: At Maker Faire Atlanta, we want to celebrate makers and the amazing creations they bring to life. What better way than to put on our very own Cosplay and Prop Competition? For the first year ever, attendees will have the opportunity to show off their costumes and props at Maker Faire Atlanta! This is your chance to wow the judges during an on stage interview explaining how you crafted your design! Maker Faire Atlanta’s first ever Cosplay and Prop Competition will be held on October 27th at 2:00 p.m.


You will still need to resister to get into the Faire. Information can be found here: Get my FREE Tickets. The competition will have a separate walk-on registration the day of the event. You will need to bring a reference image of your design and any progress pictures you would like to present to the judges. Visit the Cosplay Alley to find the sign-up table between 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Here you will fill out an entrance ballet with your information. Line up will begin at 1:30 p.m. in front of Center Stage.

More details on prizes for the competition to come!


Judging criteria:

You will be judged on accuracy, construction, and presentation of your design. A point system will be provided to the judges to score your entry. Awards will be given to the top three cosplay competitors and an overall best prop design. (Note: if you are only entering with a prop, you will only be qualified for the prop award.) Any costumes or props should be minimum 75% original work. This means limited purchased or pre-fabricated items. You must be the primary maker of the design you are entering, and you must be able to carry any props by hand.

Any replica guns must have orange tip at a minimum, and no live edge blades. Additionally, Maker Faire Atlanta is a family friendly event so all cosplays must be PG-13 appropriate.


Even if you are not competing we invite you to bring your cosplays to Maker Faire Atlanta and meet up with fellow creators to talk shop!


Email with any questions.