This is a judged competition and the competitors are vying for a chance to win a part of the $15,000 prize pool, bragging rights and the coveted Planet trophy! Each year a different local crafter designs and creates the trophy we give to our winners. The Planet trophy is a symbol of excellence and we have been fortunate to see some amazing cosplays cross the stage over the years. Be sure to mark your calendar and attend this wonderful exhibition of art and craftsmanship! The contest is free to attend with your Planet Comicon admission credential. This year's cosplay contest is sponsored by NFM, B&B Theatres and 3DHQ. Please be sure to check the convention app and/or programming schedule online to determine if the start time has changed.