There is a judge, prosecutor, lawyer, and witnesses - all cosplayers, usually from different series.
Hello, a few of my friends were interested in trying out the Anime Dating Game this year, and they were wondering what the rules were for this event.
Don't worry if some people make a big deal about it. However, most anime convention costume contests require that your character be of Japanese origin, so be sure to check the rules before entering. Also, if you have a friend with a hotel room, ask (before the con) if you can use it to change and store your costume when you're not wearing it. A masquerade is a convention's costume contest that involves going on stage, showing off your costume, and in most cases doing a short performance.
If neither of those options are available, I recommend wearing a simple costume that can easily be worn all day without needing to change, or doesn't take up a lot of room so you can put it in bag when you're done. Entries are judged on craftsmanship and performance.
When a piece takes another piece out, the others move aside and they "battle" on stage.
I have searched online, and they have as well, and we haven't found much information on the official rules.
I do understand that they need to make an account on the forums first before applying, but that's all I know.
No, you have to sign up for them (see next question).
Some conventions have ribbons that staff members give out to costumes they like, but that is different from entering contests and are just for fun. Even if you only have a slight interest in entering, check out the rules for the contest online as soon as you can to see what they are.