Cosplay Dance Contest

It's time to show us just what you cosplayers can do on a dance floor!

Otakuthon is holding a Cosplay Dance Contest, where teams of 3 to 8 participants can perform a dance of their own creation or one found in an anime or other popular media. The contest will take place during the convention.  Each team will perform their dance routine in front of a live audience and will be judged by our panel of judges to see which teams have the best and most original dances.

Each team has a chance of winning an award in one of these categories:

  • Best Dance
  • Most Original Theme
  • Best Team Cosplay

Contest Rules:

  1. Each team must have a minimum of 3 participants and a maximum of 8.
  2. Each participant must be in a themed cosplay. Characters from different anime series are permitted as long as they share a common theme (ex: an all main character group or an all main villain group). The development of original dances and group themes to match with your song choices is strongly encouraged.
  3. All songs choices and dances should be rated PG. No excessive profanity or adult subject matter in your song choices or dances.
  4. Points will be awarded for originality of the cosplay group's theme and their overall dance performance.
  5. All dances must be a minimum of 1:30 minutes long, up to a maximum of 4 minutes.
  6. Each team must bring an audio CD, with the song to be played as the only track on that CD.
  7. Only one entry per team.  Multiple entries will not be accepted.

Entry Information:

To participate, the group leader should submit their entry to with the subject "COSPLAY DANCE ENTRY".  Please include the following information:

  • Name of the act.
  • Name of the song that the team will be using.
  • Full names of each participant on the team.

All contest entries must be submitted by Saturday July 25th, 2009.

Once submitted, an email confirmation will be sent to inform you of the status of your entry.

The number of entries will be limited to the amount of time the contest will last, so register now!

Although teams can register their entry in both the Ceremonies' Dance Competition and the Cosplay Dance Contest, the first and second place winners of the Ceremonies' Dance Competition will not be eligible to compete in the Cosplay Dance Contest.

For any questions about the contest, please e-mail