Wizarding Dayz Cosplay Contest 2020!


The Cosplay Contest is a competitive event that brings fans and cosplayers together to display costumed skits.  This showcase of costumes and stage talent is open to Cosplayers of all levels and abilities.  Skits range from comedy to dramatic fight scenes and are presented to an audience and judges for awards.


Stick around during the judging for a fantastic Halftime Show featuring Fusion Belly Dance!  Details below!


To enter, you must possess a ticket to the Wizarding Dayz event the day of the competition.  This is a walk-on only contest.  All participants must follow the Wizarding Dayz no weapons policy. 

Participants may not enter costumes in the competition if the costume has won Best In Show or “Best/1st” Masters at another competition.  Participants may enter a previous “Best/1st” winner of a Beginner, Intermediate, or equivalent level at the next higher level.  [ex: 1st place Beginner costume entered into Journeyman.]

NOTE: Only one entry per cosplay creator.

Cosplay Contest Applications Open!

For more information, contact wizardingdayzcosplaycontest@gmail.com 


This is your chance to shine and give the audience a glimpse of your character. Each entry will be given 45 seconds on stage.
All skits must be PG and tasteful. No shocking, vulgar, or outright offensive performances.
No pyrotechnics, confetti, glitter bombs, stage smoke, or throwing of items off stage of any kind. If you bring it on stage, you take it off stage.
For on-site sign ups cosplay contest coordinator will provide a random music track for you.


This is where you get to brag about your costume to the judges. For craftsmanship judging you must provide a source material.
A photo, published paragraph, or sketch from the source material of the costume you made.
Purchased, commissioned, or rented costumes may not be entered into craftsmanship. You may have only a part of your costume judged, such as a wig or armor, if you choose.


  • Beginner (Have not previously won major awards)
    • This category is open to all cosplayers who have not won any major award at any contest.
    • For craftsmanship, a beginner must have created 50% or more of their costume.
  • Journeyman (One to three awards)
    • If you have won Beginner/Novice award(s) at a previous event or have more building experience this is the category for you.
    • It is preferred that you have created at least 70% of your costume.
  • Master (Three or more major awards)
    • If you have won three or more major awards or have won a Master Class award in the past this is the category for you.

Watch this space for more information about the 2020 Wizarding Dayz Cosplay Contest!

For more information, contact wizardingdayzcosplaycontest@gmail.com.

Guest Judges

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Rennagade Cosplay

Guest Judge
Renna has been cosplaying since 2013 and has yet to come up for air. She began her nerd life exclusively as a book nerd, but now loves all things nerdy, from anime to video games and beyond! She has won several best in category/show awards across the Western United States. Her cosplay goal is to learn new things, meet new people, and have fun doing it.
Judge Skysteel Cosplay

Skysteel Cosplay

Guest Judge
Skysteel Cosplay has been cosplaying since 2007, and competing since 2012. He specializes in props and armor, having won several awards at various conventions for his crafts. He works with many different materials and types of creation, including foams, plastics, leather, 3d printing, wood, and fiberglass. He is looking forward to seeing all of the great costumes at Wizarding Dayz!
Judge Pigtails and Powertools (1)

Pigtails and Powertools

Guest Judge
Pigtails and Powertools is a professional cosplayer and prop maker. Her work is mainly heavy armor builds with fine detail. She also works for the Evermore Creative Studio making creatures and props for the Evermore Park, and for local films.

Halftime Show Featuring Lyra Zoe and Aaliyah Jenny!

Lyra Zoe is a performer and teacher of Fusion Belly Dance in Utah, she teaches her own form of fusion called Squid Fusion Bellydance. Squid Fusion focuses on fluid movements, abrupt isolation patterns, and lots of arm specific movement.  With a love of musicality and keeping things exciting she tries to create a different narrative to each of her group choreographies. She performs in many different troupes, duets, and trios around Salt Lake City, including her student troupe called The Movers and Shakers. 

Aaliyah Jenny hails from NY by way of Taiwan. She is most excited to present her troupe Datura Misfits, Salt Lake City’s first Datura Style World Fusion student troupe. Please check out www.aaliyahjenny.com and IG @daturamisfitsslc for information on their travels & performances.

These amazing artists will perform a 20 minute halftime show for the cosplay contest at about 5:30pm on Saturday.


Lyra Zoe


Squid Fusion Belly Dance



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Aaliya Jenny


Datura Misfits