Everyone knows cosplay is first and foremost for fun, but for some people a little friendly competition is also a fun way to cosplay! Having competed in 40 competitions, placing in over 30 of them, Momo has learned a lot, and has plenty of helpful advice to share. This panel covers the world of competitive cosplay contests and masquerades. We'll discuss how various styles of judging work, what contests generally look for in their winning selections, and how you can break into the competitive circuit for yourself. Competitions are a fun way to show off your hard work, meet new people, and celebrate the wonderful hobby that is cosplay!