Activities: Cosplay Chess

Fan Panel: Cosplay Chess

Date: Saturday 1/20 @ 2:00 PM
Room: Special Events (Celebrity Ballroom 5)

Chess pieces need to arrive 30 minutes before the start time.

Registration to participate on-site Saturday at 1:30pm!

Cosplay Chess at Otakon Vegas is one of our many fan-run events!

Make Your Move!

Returning to Otakon Vegas is Cosplay Chess!

If you would like to be a chess piece this year, please show up at 1:30pm!
Assignments will be given on a first come first serve basis to Cosplayers that fit the listed guidelines for Cosplay Chess. Chess game will start at 2PM.

Two players will play an actual game of chess, with the help of 32 Cosplayers on a human-sized chess board! Any moves made will be mimicked on the life-sized chess board. If a chess piece is overtaken by another piece, then both chess pieces will have a quick battle on the chess board. You have to be improvisational during the fights and they need to be PG-13.

Rules & Requirements

All participants are required to show up a half an hour before the event starts. Then you, along with 31 other Cosplayers, will be put on a human sized chess board. Two people will be playing an actual game of chess. Any moves that they do will be mimicked on the life sized board. If a chess piece is overtaken by another piece, then both chess pieces will have a quick battle on the chess board.

You have to be improvisational during the fights and they need to be PG-13. The Otakon Vegas Cosplay Chess Event is a family friendly event. All rules of the convention apply to this game as well, including rules for props and weapons. If you do not adhere to the rules of Cosplay Chess or the rules of the convention, you will be immediately removed from the game and possibly referred to Otakon Vegas Staff.

Rules for Cosplay

  1. Incomplete entries will not be accepted (You have to sign up with Cosplay that you will be wearing on the day of the event).
  2. No Original Cosplay Characters please.
  3. Cosplays from other media forms (examples: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Homestuck) can and will be accepted.
  4. The Cosplay has to be a recognizable character. I cannot accept "My Cosplay is the lovechild of X and Y from XYZ series" because that character does not exist in the canon of the show. Cosplays that are mashups (for example, Pikachu version of Darth Vader) can be accepted on a case by case basis.

FAQs

Cosplay Chess at Otakon Vegas is a fan-run event. Please direct any questions to LVCosplayChess@gmail.com instead of using the convention Help/Contact links on this website.

Is it OK if my Cosplay is not completed yet?

Yes, it's OK if you have not completed your Cosplay. Please periodically send us progress shots so we can get an idea of how your Cosplay is coming together. If it's looking like you might not be done by the application due date, we will make special arrangements with you.

Can I be a knight/bishop?

We do take your requests seriously, but unfortunately have 32 pieces to pick, and half of those are pawns. Please do not take it personal if you don't get the piece you want. We agonize over the piece assignments and spend a lot of time considering all the awesome Cosplays. In fact, pawns can (and usually are!) a major part of the game.

I might be late for the event, is this OK?

It would not be fair for our players if they had to start the game with missing pieces. We ask all our participants to show up 30 minutes before the scheduled start time so we can adhere to our allotted time on the schedule. We will start the game promptly by the time listed on the program schedule.

If you are early, you are on time. If you are on time, you are late. If you are late, YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BE ON THE BOARD. You have to be on the board ON TIME.