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DRESS UP, WIN BIG! Halo: Outpost Discovery Announces First-Ever Cosplay Contest

Posted on 06/11/2019

Winners Can Take Home Thousands in Cash Prizes

Photo Credit: 405th

(ATLANTA, JUNE 11, 2019) Halo: Outpost Discovery, the first-ever touring fan experience that brings the Halo video game universe to life, has announced an exciting cosplay contest with thousands in cash prizes.  Cosplay is the practice of self-expression through costuming of popular characters from video games, movies, books, television series, and more. While Outpost Discovery is centered on the Halo universe, the cosplay contest is open to costumes from any media.

The contest will be held on the Saturday night of each Halo: Outpost Discovery event in the cities below.

  • Orlando – July 5-7: Orange County Convention Center
  • Philadelphia – July 19-21: Pennsylvania Convention Center
  • Chicago – August 2-4: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
  • Houston – August 16-18: George R. Brown Convention Center
  • Anaheim – August 30- September 1: Anaheim Convention Center

The challenge will be open to attendees of all ages and will be split into seven categories, which include Youth, Armor, Needlework, FX, Best in Show, Judge’s Choice and Audience Favorite.

Costumes must be at least 50-percent handmade or altered for amateur participants, and 75-percent for professional participants. Judges will be looking for creativity, skill level, and originality.

A variety of prizes will be up for grabs such as exclusive VIP merchandise; however, the ultimate prize includes a chance to win some serious cash.

Cash prizes include, by category:


  • First Place – $1000
  • Second Place – $500
  • Third Place – $200


  • First Place – $1000
  • Second Place – $500
  • Third Place – $200


  • First Place – $1000
  • Second Place – $500
  • Third Place – $200

Best in Show

  • First Place – $2000
  • Second Place – $1000

Created by Herschend Live and 343 Industries, Halo: Outpost Discovery is a three-day touring event that takes you inside Halo’s beloved science fiction setting, with immersive themed attractions, interactive in-universe encounters, the latest playable game releases, and so much more.

Those who wish to enter the cosplay contest can pre-register here. For more information about Halo: Outpost Discovery or to purchase tickets, visit HaloOutpostDiscovery.com.