Contests

MomoCon 2024 Saturday Cosplay Showcase

Held each MomoCon on the second evening of con (this year on Saturday!), the Cosplay Showcase (formerly the Closet Costume Contest) involves getting into the spirit of cosplay and really becoming the character on stage!  Contestants are judged on screen accuracy and/or their spirit of cosplay, including poise, presentation, and enthusiasm!  This contest is intended for attendees who have made 60% or less of their costume by hand.

Judges for this contest are not representatives of MomoCon; they are experienced costume and prop makers 100% external to the organization and rotated in 1-2 year cycles to attempt to reduce bias and provide new pools of experience for the attendees participating.  If you have any feedback or issues with judges and the judging process, or have any questions, please contact info@momocon.com.

More info coming soon!

MomoCon 2024 Craftsmanship Costume Contest

One of the largest MomoCon events each year, the Craftsmanship Costume Contest brings out competitors on Sunday night to display some top tier cloth craftsmanship and prop making!  Participants are judged on craftsmanship primarily, and as such this contest is intended for attendees who have made 60% or more of their costume by hand.

Judges for this contest are not representatives of MomoCon; they are experienced costume and prop makers 100% external to the organization and rotated in 1-2 year cycles to attempt to reduce bias and provide new pools of experience for the attendees participating.  If you have any feedback or issues with judges and the judging process, or have any questions, please contact info@momocon.com.

Please stop by the judging timeslot sign ups to secure your time for judging on site beginning at the Cosplay Judging Room, location TBA in the Georgia World Congress Center as early as Saturday (timing TBA) for one of the 20 judging slots that day or one of the remaining slots on Sunday.

Want to participate in either contest without being judged for prizes, just to show off your costume on stage?  Be sure to check out the Walk-On only options (when available)!

More info coming soon!

Musclenerdz Showdown

Musclenerdz is a group that was designed to bridge the gap of fitness and cosplay.  For the last two years they hosted a Cosplay/Bodybuilding competition at DragonCon, but they want to give you more! Owners Jerry Peacock and Ryan Crissey are bringing Musclenerdz to MomoCon! Bigger, Better and with a lot more Surprises this Showdown will showcase the best cosplays and physiques the cosplay/fitness community has to offer!
More info coming soon!

Build Shop Custom Contest

Put your building skills to the test! We have three categories this year to choose from:

  • Box Build: Kits that are built right out of the box. No lining, no added details. Decals/foils/and stickers allowed.
  • Custom Build: Lets see your creativity shine. From creative color changes to smaller detail adjustments, we want to see it all.
  • Master Build: Want to push your Custom Build to the max? This is the category for you! Dioromas, advanced painting and weathering techniques, kitbashing, lighting, and any other unique model building skill you can show off.

Disclaimers and Rules:

  1. This is a mecha model kit building contest. All mecha based models are accepted such as Gundam, Evangelion, AppleSeed Mechs, etc. All non-mecha model entries (planes, cars, space ships, tanks etc.) will be disqualified.
  2. We will accept garage-build/kit-bashed mecha kits for the contests as long as most of the parts come from plastic model kits that are cut off runners. Entries such as these will only be accepted in the master build category.
  3. Mecha Girl kits will be accepted as long as they are mostly mecha and built from plastic model kits that are cut off runners. While we love all models and would love to see yours, this is a mecha only competition and any other entry will be disqualified.
  4. Resin & 3D printed modifications will be accepted as long as the majority of the kit is built from a plastic model kit that is cut off runners. These entries should be entered in the custom or master build category.
  5. All dioramas must be entered into the master build category.
  6. Contestants under the age of 18 will be required to have an adult with them at registration and pickup. A photo ID is required for all submissions.

**For questions regarding submissions, please email us at momoconbuildshop@gmail.com.

How to enter

  • Entries must be submitted directly at the Build Area inside the Vendor Hall starting at open on Friday, May 24th, 2024 until Sunday, May 26th, 2024 at 12:00pm EST.
  • You will be required to fill out a form on drop off. Submissions without forms will be disqualified.
  • Judging will be held on Sunday just before the vendor hall closes. Our judges include our wonderful guests, Nordic and Studio So-Ru, as well as Pro-Builder Leviathan Prime.

YOU MUST PICK UP YOUR KITS BY END OF DAY MONDAY, May 27th, 2024.

You are welcome to leave your kit(s) on display on Monday, however, we recommend picking them up no later than 3pm EST. Kits that have not been picked up by the end of day will be stored with the Build Shops materials for safety. We cannot guarantee same day pickup in these cases. While we will always do our best to care for any submitted kits, we may not have materials to ensure proper storage for abandoned kits. We are not responsible for any breakage or lost pieces. You will be required to show your ID to pickup winning kits. Kits will only be released to the person who dropped them off.

Prizes include highly sought-after kits, Con badges for 2025, and more!

Check out our Instagram momocon_buildshop for regular posts, contest information, and more.

MomoCon 2024 Lip Sync Competition

It’s that time! We are once again looking for MomoCon’s Top Idol! Do you know all the latest KPop dances or are you just a natural born performer? If so, time to lipsync your heart out and compete to take home the crown!
More info on the 2024 event coming soon!
 
If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at momoconkaraoke@gmail.com! You can also follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @MomoConKaraoke for more updates.

Disney Sing-Along Contest

Submissions for 2024 in January!

We’re back for a new year of Disney goodness at MomoCon 2024! Join a host of singers as they compete for fabulous prizes singing their favorite Disney songs!

Submissions open now! To compete you will need to sign up and submit samples within the window (Jan to March).

There are no restrictions on performers who have not placed in the past, but we do ask that out of courtesy, previous top prize winners refrain from entering again.

MomoCon is happy to host our annual Disney Sing Along Contest! We had some really overwhelming demand for the event that goes up every year, so get your submissions in! Please read the rules and submission guidelines below for more details. The contest will be held Sunday afternoon at MomoCon 2024. If you cannot be at MomoCon at that time, please do not submit, as pre-screened finalists will perform in the finals on stage at MomoCon at that time. Being present for the finals is mandatory for any finalists wishing to compete for prizes!

The Basics

We love Disney songs, and we hope you do, too! This contest is a platform for you to show off your best princess voice, or Randy Newman impersonation, to possibly win some great prizes! The best part? The Grand Prize winner will receive a ticket to Walt Disney World! No joke, straight up, a ticket to the most magical mouse-inspired Florida destination! The top three in the contest also receive cash prizes!

Please limit selections to Disney animated features, broadway plays based on animated features, muppets/Henson productions, claymation Disney (Corpse Bride, Nightmare Before Christmas), or other animated Disney (direct to DVD, etc.). Due to audience response, we will no longer accept unreleased songs from animated features.

Permitted for competition:
-Disney Animated Feature songs
-Broadway songs from plays based on Disney Animated Features
-Original songs from Disney live action adaptations of Animated Features (i.e. Evermore from Beauty and the Beast)
-Pixar Animated Feature songs
-Muppets/Henson Productions songs
-Claymation Disney produced movies (Nightmare Before Christmas)
-Disney-produced partial animated movies (Enchanted, Mary Poppins, Pete’s Dragon)
-Disney+ original animated productions or live action adaptations of animated productions

Not permitted for competition:
-Disney produced Broadway not tied to an animated property (Aida)
-Unreleased songs from any Disney production
-Disney Corporation owned properties that are not tied to the “Permitted for competition” category movies (Aliens, Deadpool, Miramax, Touchstone, Marvel, Star Wars)
-Unrelated animation productions (Bluth films like Anastasia, Thumbelina, Dreamworks productions, etc)

How do I compete?

You’ll need to submit two vocal samples of the two song choices you are auditioning with! Please apply between now and March 1st, 2024 for consideration in the contest.

Judging

Pre-judging is 100% based on vocal performance and variety; we have a panel of judges with professional vocal experience ready for all entries. Stage judging for finalists will be 90% vocals and 10% presentation. Finalists will be notified of acceptance in mid-late March.

Judges for both the pre-judging process and on site final judging are trained singers, from those who have 10+ years of performing experience to even music theory teachers. Judges recuse themselves for any submissions from people who are personal friends or family. Judging is hosted blind, without information about the submitter, and while video submissions are allowed, pre-judging is completed based on vocals alone. Lower quality submitted files are not penalized versus high quality recordings (judges may ask for a second file if there is an issue with audibility).

Prizes

First place will receive a one-day park ticket to Walt Disney World, or cash equivalent (no hopper option). This ticket can be used at any of the four major parks on the Disney property in Orlando (Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios) and is valid for one year. Should this not be available, a Disney gift card for the amount of a one-day park ticket will be provided. Second and Third place will receive prizes from MomoCon . First through Third place also will receive cash awards.

MomoCon 2024 AMV Contest

Full information available at the AMV page! Each AMV Contest finalist will receive a free 4-day membership to MomoCon, and the winner of each category will receive a trophy and a Cash Prize. We’re also giving Cash Prizing to the Coordinator’s Choice Award winner, and to the Director’s Choice Award winner.

MomoCon’s AMV Contest welcomes submissions from all forms of animation. We also have a separate V-MIX (Video Remix) Competition for Cosplay Music Videos and Live Action submissions. V-MIX Competition winners will receive an award and a free membership to next year’s convention.

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