Insomnia Dublin | Ireland's Biggest Gaming Festival


Don’t miss the Insomnia Dublin Cosplay Competition, brought to you in association with Guild of Nerds!

From the sublime to the intentionally ridiculous, we’ll be welcoming cosplayers of all levels and abilities to our cosplay zone and to take part in our cosplay masquerade. With great prizes on offer, don’t miss the chance to showcase your creativity and costumes live on the Insomnia Live Stage!

Want to get hands-on with cosplay? Ever wondered how to piece together a League of Legends character from scratch? Add lights to your cosplay prop? Experiment with sewing machines or try out some amazing weapons? Come and meet other cosplayers in our Cosplay Zone!

Want to connect with the characters that make up cosplay? While we predominantly celebrate gaming characters, we also welcome throwbacks to other fandoms and genres. Ranging from TV, Film, Anime and Comics. All cosplay is welcome at Insomnia Gaming Festival!

Competition Overview and Rules:

Mandatory Registration: Insomnia Dublin Gaming Festival, The RDS Dublin, 11.00am – 1.00pm Sunday 18th April 2021

Contest: Insomnia Live Stage, 2.00pm, Sunday 18th April 2021

Cost: No Cost – entry is free with Insomnia Dublin admission

Registration: All contestants must have a valid admission pass to enter the contest. The contest is open to all attendees. Contestants must register for the Cosplay competition on the day between 11.00am and 1.00pm.

Judging: The contest will be fashion show style. Contestants will walk across the stage as our Host introduces them. Contestants are encouraged to be creative during their time on stage. Action poses or catch phrases will be viewed favourably.

Restrictions: All actual weapons that could be considered dangerous are prohibited at the event. Visitors to the event carrying potentially dangerous weapons will be refused entry and/or asked to leave the event. Such weapons include knives, cap guns, airsoft weapons, paintball guns and martial arts weaponry.

All costumes and activity must be in good taste. No nudity, profanity or unruly behaviour is allowed. This includes any activity that could compromise the safety of spectators. This is a family event.

The use of fire, glitter, liquids or any other objects that will cause a mess are prohibited. We ask that all contestants display good sportsmanship to each other and the judges.

Prizes: TBC

Best U16 Entry: TBC

Other non-cash prizes may be awarded at the sole discretion of the contest organisers or Insomnia Gaming Festival management. Prizes will be paid by cheque and will be mailed to the winners’ homes within 7 days of the event. All winners must show photo ID to claim their prize.

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