Road to the Cage

October 31, 2015 |

TRoad to the Cage

Welcome to the Comicave Cosplay Competition 2015, or as we like to call it – ROAD TO THE CAGE!

This Cosplay competition is open to individuals of all ages.
Participants below 18 years of age must submit/bring their parent’s or guardian’s letter of consent.

All the registrations should be sent via email to until October 29, 2015.
Name, age, contact details and name of the character should be provided, as well as a photo of the character (if applicable)
No entry fee
There will be a short briefing and rehearsal with the contestants immediately after the confirmation of all participants

The event will take place at 5pm on October 31, 2015 at the Centre Court, Ground Floor, Dubai Outlet Mall, Dubai-Al Ain Road.
All competitors must assemble at COMICAVE, Dubai Outlet Mall, DOME entrance, 1st level, at 4 pm on the day of the event
Competitors can place their personal belongings at a space provided at the back of the store. Please refrain from storing any valuable items (or cash) at COMICAVE.
A participant number will be allotted in order to organize the sequence of performances

Competing cosplayers must abide to the theme: ‘Superheroes/ Comic Heroes’

Performance is required for this competition and participants need to prepare a 1-2 minutes performance on stage. A generic sound track will be provided.

A photographer will be taking photos of the contestants, which may be used on COMICAVE’s Social Media pages and used for communication regarding the event. By entering this competition you give your consent for usage of these photos for all marketing and advertising purposes.

Invented/self-made/Original Characters are also allowed but prior information regarding this must be provided at the time of registration.

The use of harmful materials as props is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Dangerous articles such as metallic weaponry (swords, knives, etc.), firearms, and pyrotechnics of ANY kind that may cause damage to the venue or harm to fellow cosplayers is not allowed. Any article made from any other material such as cardboard, PVC, Styrofoam, etc. are allowed to be used as props for the competition.

All competition entries are solo. Only one cosplayer is allowed per entry. Participants with bulky costumes are allowed to have assistants backstage. They, however, may not have human or animal props during the presentation.

By entering into the competition, the participant agrees to abide by all the terms and conditions as stated in this document. Participants who do not follow these rules will be disqualified.

The judges will deliberate and choose the winners based on outstanding performance on all the following parameters:
Costume 40%
Character Portrayal 40%
Audience Impact 20%

The jury consists of:
1 Comicave member
1 Anime Club member
1 Special Invited Jury


An AED1,000 voucher from Comicave and special prizes from Comicave and it’s partners!

Runner- Up:
An AED500 voucher from Comicave and a special prizes from Comicave and it’s partners!

Fan Favorite (voting via social media)
A special prize from Comicave.

Prizes will be given out within 3- 4 weeks.
Cosplay enthusiasts not wishing to participate may also perform at the event.

Come celebrate the grand first anniversary of the world’s largest comic books and collectibles destination and join in the fun at the most amusing event of the year – ONLY @ COMICAVE!