The Cosplay Central Crown Championships returns to PAX Aus 2024!

Kirilee cosplay at the 2023 Cosplay Central Crown Championships

One of our favourite gaming and pop culture competitions is returning to PAX Aus 2024 in the Australian leg of the Cosplay Central Crown Championships!

Held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre as part of PAX Aus, the competition will crown a winner to represent Australia at the Cosplay Central Crown Championship Final held in Chicago at C2E2, April 11-13th, 2025. Aside from bragging rights and cosplaying glory, return flights to Chicago, accommodation, two x badges for C2E2, two x 3-day badges for PAX Aus 2025, and a shiney trophy will be awarded to the Champion.

The judging panel understands all too well the impact and opportunities that are presented when winning a major cosplay competition like the Cosplay Central Crown Championships, with each of them being cosplay competition champions themselves. Featuring @kirileecosplay, last year’s Crown Championship winner, who took out the crown with her Toph Beifong from Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplay (designed by @_sunsetdragon), Cosplay World Champion 2016, @mrsmajorsam and the current Cosplay Champion of India, @sameertikkamasala, this talented bunch of judges have decades of cosplay experience between them and will be analysing every single detail and stitch from this year’s entries.

The Cosplay Central Crown Championship finals will take place on the PAX Aus Main Stage on the afternoon of Sunday, October 13th. Applications are now open and will close at 11.59 pm AEDT, September 1st, 2024.

And there is more for PAX Aus cosplay fans! Cosplayers can expect three-days of curated panels in the Cosplay Theatre highlighting all things cosplay, the return of the Cosplay Lounge, host to cosplay meetups and the beloved repair station, complete with change rooms, makeup stations and cosplay photographers.

For more information, updates and to purchase badges, please visit the official website or follow PAX Aus 2023 on Facebook, TwitterInstagramDiscord and Tiktok.