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Welcome to the Anime Banzai 10th Anniversary Cosplay and Craftsmanship Contests!

Please be sure to read the rules before entering as there have been some changes since last year.

This year we can accept:
• 75 walk on Cosplay entries (singles or groups of up to 5)
• 12 Children's Expo (Children 12 or under, recognized, not judged)
• 6 Skits (1-8 cosplayers giving a short performance with a plot)
• 30 Individual Craftsmanship entries (we are not able to accommodate groups in Craftsmanship this year)

On-Line sign-ups begin 9/20/2014 at 6:00pm MST and will continue until the slots have been filled or 10/4/2014 at 11:59pm MST (whichever comes first).

You also have the option of attending the Cosplay Kick-Off 9/20/2014. Live sign-ups will begin at 6:00 pm MST (the same time as On-Line Sign-Ups begin) and run until approximately 8:30 pm MST.

Kafenio Coffeehouse
258 West 3300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115

Please contact with any questions, and we're looking forward to seeing you in the contest!

Online Signups

On Line Sign-ups are now Closed.

Please see the schedule for the Check in/On site sign up times, and we're looking forward to seeing you at the Cosplay Contest!

2014 Rules

  Cosplay Contest Rules 2014 • PDFDOC
  Craftsmanship Contest Rules 2014 • PDFDOC



2013 Winners

Alexis Tilton Bailee Schultz Colby Paul Amberlee Davies Aaron Roth
2nd Beginners Cosplay 2nd Masterclass Cosplay 2nd Beginners Craftsmanship Judges Award 1st Intermediate Cosplay, 2nd Masterclass Craftsmanship
Jenni Rhodes John Lewis Kelsey & Taniya Mills Mercedes Roberts
Judges Award Judges Award Staff Choice 1st Masterclass Craftsmanship , 1st Masterclass Cosplay
John Driessen Colby Paul
Judges Award, 1st Beginners Craftsmanship (Trena Driessen) 1st Skits
Renna Widtfeldt Ryan Brown Savannah Nicholes
1st Beginners Cosplay, 1st Intermediate Craftsmanship Directors Choice 2nd Skits 1st Intermediate Craftsmanship, 2nd Intermediate Cosplay
Matthew Walther Racheal Clark
Most Outside the Box Award Judges Award 2013 Awards

2012 Winners

Here are pictures of just a few of our 2012 Winners!  We're already looking forward to  what we'll see in 2013!

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Cosplay File Downloads

Digital forms are for skits, children's expo, releases, or if you are having difficulty with the online system.

Cosplay Contest Downloads Status
Childrens Expo ON SITE
Release Form N/A
Craftsmanship Entry Form ON SITE
Group Cosplay Entry Form ON SITE
Individual Entry Form ON SITE
Skit Entry Form CLOSED

Download the form needed to your computer and use Adobe Acrobat Reader to fill out the form.