This will be open to groups and individuals, experts and novices, and costumes from mainstream or self-creative. Last year we had many great costumes. Judges will be looking at the costume itself, the workmanship, design, and inspiration. We, as a group of cosplayers, treasure the delivery time, incredible costume product experience and company reputation very much. While we continue to hope for a respectful dialogue it appears that may be asking too much based on many of the posts we have received.