Competitions

Cosplay Competition

Want to show your outfit on stage, perform your character or just strut your stuff? Then please join our cosplay competition! Our event does not distinguish between fashion shows or theatrical skits. Any and all costumes are welcome, including original characters. This year’s theme is Love is in the Air. If you work with this, our judges will be even more impressed!

Rules: If you do an act, it has to be done within 10 minutes. You may perform as an individual or as a group. The outfits are judged based on their quality, but we also assign points to the performance itself. We have different prices and send specific judging criteria after we have received your acts.

Procedure: The deadline for the competition is January 10, 2017. Please send a document with your characters/costumes, your participants, your music and script to ruinsofwonderland@gmail.com with events@yaycon.nl in CC. Include distinct audio cues in your script. If you have specific requirements, please list them.

Extra Cosplay challenge: We have a special short challenge for people who love to perform. Inspired by our theme Love is in the Air, we invite you to perform part of this dialogue from Romeo and Juliet with your cosplay characters.

Dramatic Fan Fiction Readings

It’s the return of our popular event Dramatic Fan Fiction readings. Please be courageous and read fan fiction as well as you can! You can read fluff, bad fiction, smutty fiction, cute fiction – anything you want! We would love to hear you perform your own short stories, but of course you can also do a homage to your favorite fan fic!

Do you want to participate? That is awesome! We have a price for the best fan fic and one for the best performance. Please mind that your reading has limit of 10 minutes, since we want to give different participants a shot. You can perform the fan fic by yourself or with a team of readers. If you are going to read someone else’s work, please obtain permission from that fan. Your story can be smutty and niche, but it helps if it is somewhat accessible. Before your reading, our event host will give a brief synopsis of the fandom and the characters to inform the audience.

Procedure: The deadline for this competition is January 10, 2017. Please submit the text itself, the name of the reader and of the author to events@yaycon.nl in CC. It is also possible to sit in and to join at the spot, for instance by reading a fic on your phone.

Pump Run!

Love gives you wings! Run, fly, and dash your way to the finish on high heels. The first to reach the finish wins! We will try to bring lots of high heels to the convention but to be sure you can participate, you’re adviced to bring your own high heels to the con for this run!

Procedure: You don’t have to sign up for this event. Ideally we do it outdoors, and it only continues when the weather permits it. For your own safety we cannot let you join this race when wearing clothing or costumes that aren’t save for running.