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NZ Games Festival is excited to bring you Character Select, a games themed cosplay event, in 2019. Gamers all across the country are celebrating their favourite games in unique ways Рand cosplay is one of the most spectacular!

Character Select is open to amateurs and seasoned cosplayers alike, as well as having categories for home-made and bought costumes. We want to welcome all kinds of cosplayers to take part and have a great time. You can also attend in cosplay regardless of whether or not you want to compete!

This year, we’re introducing the exclusive Professionals category so those working in costuming or related professions can compete.

In addition to fawning over beautiful cosplays, you’ll get to have fun with likeminded people, earn spot prizes and maybe even learn a thing or two at our half-time tutorials.


event details

Suitable for all ages.

Saturday 20 April, 10 am – 3 pm.

Competition entries close 5pm Friday 19 April. Please click here to read the rules.

Changing rooms will be available at the venue for cosplayers.

As the venue is right by Cuba Street, there are plenty of food options available for attendees during the break.


ticket prices

$15 for ages 16+

$10 for students

$5 for under 16s

$10 discounted ticket for competition entrant handlers

Prices are GST inclusive.



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