Overload NZ

Madman National Cosplay Championship

Premlininary Round at Overload 2019

Welcome to the NZ Preliminary Round of the Madman National Cosplay Championship (MNCC) hosted by Overload 2019! Compete and win a trip to the MNCC Grand Finals during MadFest Melbourne, Australia 2020 in hopes of taking the Grand Prize – a trip for two to Tokyo, Japan!

The NZ Preliminary Round will take place during Overload 2019, Saturday 28th of September 2019, at The Cloud, Auckland.

Entry Eligibility

MNCC is open to all Australian and NZ residents, including international students or workers who hold valid visas. Costumes that are from Japanese anime, manga, tokusatsu and video games are eligible to compete. You must also perform a skit as part of your entry.

You may enter as an individual or as a team of two. Costumes must be of your own creation. You will be required to submit a portfolio containing your previous cosplay experience as well as documentation of the costume that you will be competing with.

Note: Winner(s) of the Preliminary Round have the option to re-use the same winning costume for the Grand Final with modifications to costume and skit or construct an entirely new costume and skit.

If you are unsure whether your costume qualifies, please do not hesitate to contact Madman directly for clarification.

Preliminary Round Prizes

First Place:
  • A $300 Madman Entertainment Gift Voucher.
  • Return economy class airfare for the finalist(s) from their nearest capital city to Melbourne.
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Melbourne in a standard room at a hotel determined by the Promoter (twin share for teams).
  • Entry for all entrants into Madman Anime Festival Melbourne. Up to 3 additional passes per team are also available for your helpers.
Second Place:
  • $200 Madman Entertainment Gift Voucher.
Third Place:
  • $100 Madman Entertainment Gift Voucher.

Entries close 11:59PM, Sunday 1st September 2019.


Please head to the Madman MNCC website to download the full Terms & Conditions and complete your Online Registration.

2018 MNCC contestants with judges and guest cosplayer KANAME☆
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