Anime Weekend Atlanta®
September 26th-28th, 2014 | Atlanta, Georgia
Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel + Cobb Galleria Centre
+ Sheraton Suites Galleria

For Beautiful Convention Life

Anime Weekend Atlanta (AWA) is a four-day Japanese Animation
and comics convention held annually in Atlanta, Georgia.
AWA 2014 Costume Contest

The Costume Contest is AWA's premiere cosplay event. The contest is a pre-judged event. We offer judging appointments on Saturday morning with a presentation on Saturday night. Registration is available on Friday morning at 10 AM until late in the evening and again on Saturday morning until noon. There are limited spaces available. So, register as early as you can!

We have changed our award structure slightly this year. We are offering twelve awards this year. Each of our three judges will be given a single award to present. Then, we offer four awards for the following categories: Anime, Manga, Video Game, and Other Media. Other Media covers all other categories, including film, TV, Original Design, and other fandoms. Lastly, we offer four skill awards for Youth, Novice, Journeyman, and Master. 

This year we are introducing a new annual award to match the convention's theme. To celebrate AWA's 20th anniversary we are creating an 'Old School' award. This award is to recognize the best costume from any fandom that is 20 years old or older. Be sure to check the dates on your favorite show before entering in this category. (Hint: Evangelion is only 19 years old. Only.)

Below are the rules and entry forms for the contest. Feel free to print them and bring them to the convention, but if you forget them, we will have plenty on site. 

Contest Rules

Individual Entrant Form

Group Entrant Form

We look forward to another amazing year and seeing you at the show!


If you have any questions, contact me at

Patrick Sinclair

AWA Cosplay Director