Hi friends and fans! Welcome to the website for Captain Zorikh's Costume Contests, the most fun costume contests on the East Coast!
Captain Zorikh's Costume Contest began at the Big Apple Convention in 2003. Since then it has grown and expanded, and has always been considered the most fun costume contest on the East Coast.
This is the “people’s costume contest” because you, the good people of the convention get to decide who gets the prizes! Captain Zorikh will keep the action moving but the true stars are you, the costume enthusiast who enter and the people who love them and cheer! Categories will be made up on the spot! Prizes will be distributed! Costume death matches and dance-offs are not unheard of! Register on the spot and strut your stuff! Dealers are welcome to submit prizes for promotional consideration!
The next appearance of Captain Zorikh's Costume Contest will be Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 3:00 PM at the Big Apple Convention in the Penn Plaza Pavilion, 401 7th Ave on the corner of 33rd St.
Midtown comics has contributed gift certificates of $50, $30, and $20!
Halloween Adventure Costume Shop is offering a prize gift certificate of $100!
Forbidden Planet has contributed a hundreds of dollars of prize merchandise!
JHU Comics is providing a gift certificate for $25
VampireFreaks.com Will be providing even more goodies for prizes, including books, comics, and T-shirts!
The NY Cosplayers Network will be providing even more prizes and hosting a photo shoot for cosplayers and costume enthusiasts immediately following the contest!
You've got to be in it to win it!
I will be covering this with my trusty digital camera and pictures will be posted on my Costume Contest Facebook Page.
If you are coming, be sure to RSVP on the Facebook event listings and let us know what to expect (or beware!).
You must wear a costume. It may be of any character in comics, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, history, toys, video games, movies, TV, cartoons, anime, manga, or even one of your own creation. It may be a hero, villain, or creature of undetermined alignment.
Each contestant will get 45 seconds to present themselves to the audience. Any pre-recorded sounds must be self-contained (if you are going to play music or do a lip-synch act you have to carry your own sound system/boom box/accordion/etc).
The judging will be done by audience applause according to the patented "Captain Zorikh Applause-o-meter." Applause will be judged by volume and enthusiasm, not duration.
Categories for prizes will be established on-the-spot based on what costumes and characters appear and thematic appropriateness.
Captain Zorikh reserves the right to amend and adjust these rules according to the situation.
Have fun! That's what's important!
So come on down and strut your stuff! For more details and pictures, go to the Captain Zorikh's Costume contest MySpace page (remember MySpace?)