So you think you can DANCE and COSPLAY at the same time? In this cosplay contest, your dance moves and your ability to improvise is your ammo! We want to see your best ballet, belly dance, break dance, hardstyle, hip-hop, jumpstyle, krump, mambo, modern, pop n’ lock, salsa, shuffle, swing, tap dance, and any other dance style you can show us as you freestyle your way to the top! Come in costume by yourself or with a friend, and show us how your talents mix with the world of cosplay!
The FSC Cosplay Dance Off will consist of 3 rounds. There will be up to 15 Teams consisting of either one or two people. Entries will be capped at 15 Teams, so sign up early to reserve your space. You will have up to 1 minute in each round to impress both the judges and the audience, which determines whether or not you advance to the next round.
Round 1: The B.Y.O.M. Round. That means, “Bring your own music!” It’s up to you to pick the song you’ll use in the first round, so you have the advantage of choreographing your dance beforehand. Remember, you only have 1 minute on stage to dance! Please submit a CD (mp3 formatted only) to the Cosplay Registration Booth when you turn in your registration form. If you have pre-registered for the contest online, make sure you still hand in your CD to the Cosplay Registration Booth BEFORE the contest!
Round 2: The Improv Challenge Round! This round will test how well your Team can improvise to any song! Our judges have selected 10 well-known songs from pop culture that you will dance to! You will have up to a minute to dance on stage to songs by hit artists like: Benny Benassi, Lady Gaga, and Andre 3000. We’re using songs you will probably know, but even if you don’t know the song, the challenge of this round is to go with the flow! Remember, your minute starts as soon as the song starts, so make it work!
Round 3: The FSC Cosplay Dance Off Round! 3 Teams will be selected by our panel of judges to participate and a Wild Card Team will be selected by the audience. A judge will call out the number of each Team while the song plays and that Team will dance on stage until the next Team is called up. Our final four Teams will go head to head in true dance off style to a song everyone is guaranteed to know, so be prepared to PARTY and ROCK!
Who can enter?
All attendees who have a entry badge or bracelet for Animate! Miami can enter this contest. Participants can enter as individuals or in groups (up to 10 per group)
How do I sign up for the contest?
There are two ways to register for the competition
(1) Register Online. This is the most preferred method. The registration info is posted below – When you register online you will receive an email confirmation with your contestant # and further instructions.
(2) Register at the Cosplay Booth (#1009) at the convention. Fill out and return the entry form to the registration table. You will be given a contestant # and further information.
All entrants must show up 15 minutes prior to the contest for roll call.
Cosplay Dance Off! Entry Information:
Please send an email, with the following information to email@example.com prior to the advance registration deadline of January 10, 2013. Any entries not sent in advance by January 10, 2013 must be entered at the convention at the cosplay booth (#1009).
1. Full Name
2. Contest you are entering. In this case, it is the Animate! Miami Cosplay Dance Off!
3. Email Address
7. Zip Code
9. Are you entering as an individual of group?
10. Character name that your costume is based on
11. What series or property does your character come from?
12. Emergency Contact Name
13. Emergency Contact Phone Number
Please email this information to firstname.lastname@example.org
All entries will be contacted back via email with a contestant # and pre-judging information