Cosplay Hallway Competition

The Abunai! Hallway Competition is held on all three days of the convention. The judges for this competition are experienced cosplayers who will assess your costume. They will give you advice on how to improve your skills and whether you’re ready to enter a competition with your costume. The aim of this competition is to help cosplay beginners get ready for the stage.

This friendly competition aims to help cosplay beginners who haven’t entered or won a competition before. You can only win a prize if you meet these criteria. If you enter the competition without meeting these criteria, you are still welcome drop by to receive advice.

The room where the Abunai! 2022 Hallway Competition will be held will be announced shortly. 

There is no need to sign up beforehand, but please check the schedule for opening times. We’ll photograph the contestants and select a winner each day, who will receive a special mention during our closing ceremony on Sunday. You will have to leave your contact information so we can get in touch with you in case you win. The winner of the day will also be featured on our social media channels.


  • The judges will look at different aspects of your costume: overall look, choice of materials, sewing techniques, quality of props, wig, and makeup.
  • Our judges will give you advice, so please be kind to them. Rude behaviour towards them will result in disqualification.
  • The judges will photograph you. If you win your picture will be posted on the Abunai! social media channels. Entering this competition means that you agree to this condition.
  • You have to leave your contact information in order for us to reach you in case of you winning. The prize cannot be claimed later, and if unclaimed will go to the runner-up.
  • Be kind to everyone in the room! You share the same hobby and being competitive doesn’t mean you’re allowed to treat other entrants badly.
  • Only visitors with a valid Abunai! ticket may enter this competition.

(These rules are subject to change)