Online Cosplay Competition

Cosplay Day at JFF 2016


Left: Aly,  Silhouettê d’Amour, and K at JFF 2015 in Melbourne. Photo by Mark Sombillo.

If you have a passion for dressing up as your favourite anime/manga characters then you are in for a treat! This year we are extending our love for cosplay through a Cosplay Day Event in Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney. Enjoy a day with fellow cosplayers and anime/manga/j-movie lovers on the following days:


Brisbane 29 Oct @ Event Cinemas Brisbane City Myer Centre

Perth 5 Nov @ Hoyts Carousel, Cannington

Sydney 19 Nov @ Event Cinemas George Street

Melbourne 26 Nov @Hoyts Melbourne Central


Thinking of coming in cosplay? Props are welcome but due to space limitations we cannot provide a cloak room. We would like to ask cosplayers to refrain from bringing oversized props into the cinema to make sure everybody can view the film comfortably.

If you are unsure please check with us via Facebook message.

Online Cosplay Comp

As part of the event, cosplayers in QLD, WA, VIC and NSW are invited to enter the JFF Online Cosplay Comp for a chance to win prizes and be part of the fun at Cosplay Day.

If this sounds super exciting to you, read on!

Cosplay Theme

Shojo vs Shonen manga/anime


Shortlisted runner-up winners will receive a complimentary double pass to use on cosplay day.

The first place winner will get:

Brisbane – Prize pack from Utopia Entertainment and Beserk
Perth – Prize pack from Tokyo Underground
Sydney – Prize pack from Kinokuniya
Melbourne – Prize pack from Kinokuniya

Submission Deadline

Now Closed

How To Enter

Send us ONE photo of yourself in costume (props accepted) to our JFF Facebook page via private message.

Include the following in your message.

  • Full name
  • Mobile number
  • City
  • Chosen theme (shojo or shonen)
  • Preferred name (will be displayed on Facebook)
  • Would you be available to turn up in the same costume on Cosplay Day?


Once your submission has been approved we will let you know via confirmation email before uploading on the JFF Facebook page for public voting so don’t forget to tell your friends!

Runner-ups will be shortlisted based on the number of likes on the original image posted on the JFF Facebook page. Our guest cosplay ambassadors and JFF will then choose the first place winner for each city.

Contest Terms and Conditions

  • Photo needs to be a clear full body shot
  • No text
  • No filters (minor enhancements for visibility and clarity accepted)
  • Only include yourself in the shot
  • File must be no larger than 1MB (portrait or landscape)

For any inquiries please contact The Japanese Film Festival on 02 8239 0055 or

Happy cosplaying and good luck!