Welcome to the 9th annual Madman National Cosplay Championship (MNCC)! Madman Entertainment and the Overload Committee are hosting the NZ Preliminary Round on the 30th of September at THE CLOUD. The winner will be invited to go to the finals at the Madman Anime Festival in Melbourne, 4th of November 2017. The grand final winner will win a trip for two to Japan !!
MNCC is open to all Australian and NZ residents including international students or workers who hold valid visas. You may enter as an individual or as a team of two. Don’t forget you must make your own costume and perform a skit, however you can re-use the same winning costume at the final round.
More detailed entry information and registration please visit here.
Date for the Melbourne (Australia) Championship is 4th November 2017.
● A $300 Madman Entertainment Gift Voucher.
● Return economy class airfare for the finalist[s] from their nearest major city (Christchurch, Wellington or Auckland) to Melbourne.
● Accommodation for 3 nights in Melbourne in a standard room at a hotel determined by the Promoter.
● Entry for all entrants into Madman Anime Festival. Up to 3 additional passes per team are also available for your assistants.
$200 Madman Entertainment Gift Voucher.
$100 Madman Entertainment Gift Voucher.
Frequently Asked Questions
No. This year’s Preliminary round at Overload 2018 is for MNCC 2019. This is due to the final round for MNCC 2018 being held in Melbourne before Overload 2018 will be held. If you still wish to compete for MNCC 2018, you can still participate in any of the Australian Preliminary Rounds at: AI-CON (Hobart, 07/April/2018), Supernova Expo (Melbourne, 21/April/2018), MadFest Brisbane (03/June/2018), Supernova Expo (Sydney, 16/June/2018), AVCON (Adelaide, 21/July/2018).
No – there are no other Cosplay Competitions being planned currently.
No – the rules state that you can only enter as individuals or as groups of two. The promoter of this competition has the final say and it’s very unlikely to be changed.
Overload staff will attempt to provide facilities for contestants to prepare for the competition. Contestants will be notified when more information becomes available.
You must be a NZ/AU resident, or hold a valid NZ/AU student/work visa valid until December 2019 in order to be able to enter.
Yes – this is part of the competition rules and therefore strictly enforced.
No – the cut-offs are final and no entries will be accepted after the cut-off date.
Please visit https://www.madman.com.au/cosplay/how-to-enter/ for additional instructions on entry and the rules about the competition.
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