PAX East 2019 Cosplay Contest

By Sandalwoodgrips

Every PAX we are blown away by the dedication and commitment from the cosplay community. There are always tons of new creators, new costumes, and it feels like every year it gets bigger and bigger! To help celebrate and give back to the community, we are partnering with Alienware to host a League of Legends Cosplay Contest!

Anyone looking to participate will need to submit their cosplay using this link by 11:59 PM PDT on Wednesday, 3/27. Once submissions are closed, we’ll narrow down the entries to a group of finalists who will be invited to share their cosplay in front of our awesome judges at the Alienware Outpost (Room 207) at PAX East on Saturday, March 30 at 4:15 PM EST.

There will be a limited number of entries admitted for the competition, so we encourage you to submit your cosplay as soon as it’s complete! Finalists will be announced on Thursday, 3/28 at 12 PM PDT. After judging, winners in each category will be decided and announced in person at the Alienware Outpost (Room 207).

  • Please use this form to enter the contest

    • Verify your email before submitting, as this will be the method we contact you with details


  • Grand Prize - Alienware 25” Gaming Monitor (Retail price of $700) and 10,000RP

  • 1st Runner up - Alienware Wireless Headset (Retail price of $230) and 7,000RP

  • 2nd Runner up - Alienware Pro Keyboard (Retail price of $120) and 7,000RP

  • Most Creative - 5,000RP

  • “Best in Show” (aka Most in Character) - 5,000RP

  • Special Effects - 5,000RP

  • Rioter Choice - 5,000RP

  • All qualified entries will receive the NEO PAX Sivir skin


We are excited to collaborate with both amazing cosplayers from the community as well as passionate Rioters to judge this cosplay contest!

  • Missyeru

    • Michelle has been in the league cosplay community for years, being featured many times by Riot for her creations. Michelle is most well known for her sewing expertise, having worked professionally in wardrobe for Jimmy Kimmel. Now, she is the senior community manager for Super League Gaming, where she gets to combine her love of esports and community!

  • Ladee Danger

    • Brittney is a streamer, cosplayer, content creator, and all around troll queen. She is well known for collaborating with Riot at PAX West 2018 to bring PAX Sivir to life! When not making amazing cosplays, you can catch Ladee on her twitch channel, playing dungeons and dragons, or generally being an amazing internet human!

  • Chelsea Hughes - Associate Researcher on Skins

    • Chelsea has been an avid cosplayer and member of the League of Legends community far before she started at Riot. Infact, back in 2014, she won the League of Legends Cosplay contest Riot hosted at PAX East! Coming full circle, she now works at Riot as an Associate Researcher on Skins, helping the team understand the data and numbers behind our champions' most amazing alternative realities!


Mel Capperino-Garcia aka Riot Swimbananas.

Contest Rules

  1. Costumes submitted for the judging portion of the show should be primarily handmade. If a model is used, please make sure to list the crafter of the cosplay as the one submitting the cosplay to the contest.
  2. All contestants and participants are expected to adhere to PAX’s 6 rules of PAX at all times. Failure to do so will result in removal from the contest.
  3. All contestants must be in a League of Legends related cosplay.
  4. No skits during the live event judging. This is more of a fashion show.
  5. No nudity. No costume is no costume.
  6. No profanity allowed on stage. That includes messages on signs or clothes. Anyone who violates this may be disqualified from the competition.
  7. No political or religious statement during the catwalk. Anyone who violates this may be disqualified from the competition.
  8. Do not use any sort of projectiles ever! Nothing must leave your person while you are on the catwalk.
  9. All prop weapons must conform to the PAX East Weapons Policy.
  10. To enter the contest, all cosplays must be submitted using this form no later than 11:59 PM Pacific on Wednesday 3/27.
  11. Costumes must be self-contained. If you need assistance walking onto the stage, you must bring your own assistants. Riot and Alienware will not be able to provide assistants.
  12. Each contestant may only enter one costume into the competition.

Other League of Legends Activities at PAX

Outside of the cosplay contest, join us in the Alienware Outpost (Room 207) for a variety of League events at PAX.

Both Saturday and Sunday, watch the LCS Playoffs and cheer on your favorite teams as they battle it out for a chance to play in Saint Louis for the LCS Spring title. Games go live at 5 PM EST on Saturday and 3 PM EST on Sunday.

Several members of the League Partner Program will be streaming live from PAX East. Check out their twitters to learn more about when to catch their streams, and how to say hi.

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