Famore Cutlery presents h+h americas Cosplay Fashion Show Competition and Exhibition

Calling all costume artists and cosplayers! h+h americas is excited to announce their first annual Cosplay Fashion Show and Exhibition presented by Famore Cutlery. Are you ready to unleash your creativity and showcase your cosplay skills? The Cosplay Fashion Show Competition and Exhibition is your chance to shine! Limited Opportunity! Register Early to Secure Your Spot!

Applications now being accepted! Complete and submit your application using this form. You will be notified by email of your acceptance.

Designers who enter the Fashion Show Competition and Exhibition are eligible for cash prizes and products from our Sponsors. These include Famore Cutlery custom engraved scissors, a Janome sewing machine, Wonderfil Specialty Threads product, Oliso irons and tools, and more to come. All designers, whether costume is walked on the runway or display only are eligible for prizes.

In additional to the Fashion Show, all entries will be displayed on the show floor and judged for cash and prizes. Professional photos of cosplay garments and a video of the Fashion Show will be taken and designers’ hard work will be celebrated on social media!

The Cosplay Fashion Show Competition and Exhibition is limited to the first 20 qualified entrants.

Everyone must meet the terms and conditions listed HERE.


View the judging criteria and rules HERE.

Garment Submission Deadline: April 26, 2024 (ship garment or bring to h+h americas event; April 30, 2024, set up day)

    • Create your Cosplay masterpiece of at least 25% products that could be sourced at h-h americas. Please view our list of exhibitors for inspiration HERE.
    • Make social media posts tagging #hhamericas #hhamericas24 #cosplay at least once leading up to the show.
    • Join us in person with free show entry to model your costume (or send a representative)

Join us in person Thursday, May 2, at the Show:

    • When entering the Cosplay Fashion Show Competition and Exhibition presented by Famore Cutlery and planning to walk the runway, you will receive detailed information regarding arrival time, dressing room location, and more in a separate email.
    • The Fashion Show Competition will begin promptly at 3:00 PM.
    • Immediately following the Cosplay Fashion Show and Exhibition presented by Famore Cutlery, designers will remain on stage for a panel discussion. Afterward, engage with our crafts community and build lasting connections during the 4:00 PM cocktail hour in Hall D.
    • If you are not able to be on the stage itself, you are qualified to walk or roll near the audience and around the stage for the judging panel’s final look. If you require assistance, such as with large wings, let the Show Staff know in advance by notifying us in the comments field on the entry form.

A panel of guest industry and professional judges will select winners in the following categories:

Competition Prizes awarded by Judges (Guest Industry Professionals)
🏆 Professional Division Prizes:
Best in Show: $500 cash prize + product* (including custom engraved Famore Cutlery scissors)
Master Craftsman: $300 cash prize + product*
Judges Choice Award for Favorite Garment: $150 cash prize

🏆 Student Division Prizes:
Best in Show: $250 cash prize + product*
Judges Choice Award for Favorite Garment: $100 cash prize + product*

*Products prizes from Sponsors – Famore Cutlery custom engraved scissors, Janome sewing machine, Wonderfil Specialty Thread product, Oliso irons and tools & more!

By entering and participating, you agree any photograph or video taken may be used for promotional purposes, including email, print, and social media. Group and individual photos on the runway stage are welcome at the end of the show after the contest winners have been announced.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this epic cosplay event! Register early, get creative, and make your cosplay dreams come true!

Contact:

Eileen Lynch
Sales & Sponsorship Manager (Companies I – P)
Cosplay Coordinator
Koelnmesse Inc.
Cologne International Trade Fairs
c: 440-227-6664
e.lynch@koelnmesse.us

Cosplay Platinum
Booth 729

Cosplay Gold
Booth 4004

Golds Sponsor
Booth 313

Gold Sponsor
Booth 4000