RULES FOR CONTESTANTS
The performance can not be longer than 2 minutes.
- Contestants need to be danish citizens. (They are not required to have a danish passport/ID, as long as they have some other proof of residence that can motivate that they are an eligible danish representative.)
- Costumes must be constructed by the contestants themselves and contestants are expected to be able to give an account of how all details of their costume were made. Store-bought and modified costumes are not allowed.
- Contestants are allowed to compete with a costume they’ve won other contests in, but not a costume they’ve participated in an earlier NCC final with.
- The character must be a fictional character from a published source. Published pictures of the character must exist for judges’ reference. Original designs and characters are not allowed.
- It is recommended that the character is part of a story/narrative. If a character from an illustration, painting or the likes is chosen where the character doesn’t have an expressed backstory, personality or the likes the judges will only be able to judge the likeness-category in the performance.
- It is recommended that the character isn’t a genderbend version or a gjinka/human version of a character if this particular version of the character is not part of the original published source. If the contestant still chooses to do this, the judges will only be able to judge the craftsmanship-category.
- Realistic props or replica weapons are allowed only on stage, and must be kept hidden or stored safely during all other times. When carried to and from stage, such props should be kept covered and sealed safely.
- It is prohibited to take the performance outside of the stage, e.g. to the area between stage and audience. Use of possible catwalks is allowed, as is running off stage at the end of the performance.
- Stage props must be lightweight enough for 2-4 people to carry up on stage.
- Use of fire, water or scattering of items is decided on a case to case basis, and permission must be confirmed with the organizer well before the deadline 16/4.
- Contestants should be able to walk in their cosplay without outside assistance. Stage helpers are allowed to help contestants on to the stage in case of steps or steep surfaces.
- Contestants may use one or more assistants in their performances.