Cosplay is going to be big at GamerFest. From legendary gaming characters to comic book heroes, there are hundreds of ideas to choose from. Whether you just want to have a bit of fun or fancy winning one of our mega Cosplay prizes, GamerFest is for you.

With a top prize of €250 for the best in show, as well as additional prizes for U16 entries, we’ve got something for everyone. The Judges will choose daily winners at our Live Stage so don’t miss the action. Check out our competition rules below and get your costume ready for GamerFest 17, Galway!

Competition Overview and Rules:

Mandatory Registration: 11.00am – 1.00pm Saturday and Sunday

Contest: Live Stage, 2.30pm Saturday and Sunday

Cost: No Cost – entry is free with GamerFest admission


All contestants must have a valid admission pass to enter the contest. The contest is open to all attendees. Contestants must register for the Cosplay competition on the day of their attendance between 11.00am and 1.00pm.


The contest will be fashion show style. Contestants will walk across the stage as our Host introduces them. Contestants are encouraged to be creative during their time on stage. Action poses or catch phrases will be viewed favourably.


All actual weapons that could be considered dangerous are prohibited at the event. Visitors to the event carrying potentially dangerous weapons will be refused entry and/or asked to leave the event. Such weapons include knives, cap guns, airsoft weapons, paintball guns and martial arts weaponry.

All costumes and activity must be in good taste. No nudity, profanity or unruly behavior is allowed. This includes any activity that could compromise the safety of spectators. This is a family event.

The use of fire, glitter, liquids or any other objects that will cause a mess are prohibited. We ask that all contestants display good sportsmanship to each other and the judges.


Best in Show – €250 (Saturday and Sunday)

Best U16 Entry – €100 (Saturday and Sunday)

Other non-cash prizes may be awarded at the sole discretion of the contest organisers or GamerFest management. Prizes will be paid by cheque and will be mailed to the winners’ homes within 7 days of the event. All winners must show photo ID to claim their prize.


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