1. The competition is open to individuals of all ages.
2. To join, customers must present proof of purchase / sales invoice of four (4) SM Eco Bags worth P140 to Mall Marketing personnel at the Mall Administration Office where they will be handed the official contest entry form and will be issued their respective contest numbers.
3. Customers must submit the completed entry form with the following information:
a . Name of Cosplayer
c. Title of the Show/ Comics where their character is taken from
d. Name & Gender of the character they are cosplaying
e. A picture of the character they are cosplaying
4. During competition day, contestants must present themselves in the costume of a character from any anime, manga or game, as well as characters from Western comics or movies.
5. Only homemade costumes are eligible to enter the competition.
6. Metallic weapons (sword, axes, etc.) and firearms are illegal and therefore not permitted as props for Cosplay. Projectile weapons (including plastic ones) are also not permitted as props. Hard wooden weapons and very large props (over 1 meter long) are allowed as long as it is stored backstage with the organizer until the competition begins.
7. Criteria for Judging:
- Workmanship / Quality of the Costume - 40%
- Faithfulness / Accuracy to the Original Character - 40%
- Over-all Projection / Audience Impact - 20%
Total of 100%
8. There will be 2 winners (Best Male & Best Female) per category:
- East Category (Japanese, Anime, Manga-inspired Costumes)
- West Category (DC Comics, Marvel, Hollywood-inspired Costumes)
9. People’s Choice Award – A special award will be given to the contestant with the most number of votes casted by audience members on the event day. A ballot box will be placed at the registration booth on the day of the competition. Purchase of 1 SM Eco Bag entitles shopper to one (1) ballot, equivalent to one (1) vote. Votes casted will be counted prior to the announcement of winners in the presence of a DTI Representative.
- East Category (Male) – P3,000 worth of SM Gift Certificates
- East Category (Female) – P3,000 worth of SM Gift Certificates
- West Category (Male) – P3,000 worth of SM Gift Certificates
- West Category (Female) – P3,000 worth of SM Gift Certificates
- People’s Choice – P2,000 worth of SM Gift Certificates
11. SM Supermalls reserves the right to refuse entry /display to any costumes entered to the competition that it deems inappropriate. SM Supermalls also reserves the right to cancel or cut short any acts that it deems to be inappropriate. SM Supermalls reserves the right to disqualify any entrants within reason. SM Supermalls’ and the judges’ decisions are final with concurrence of the DTI.