Create Your Own Character Contest


Project Cosplay and Project-Nerd Publishing present the Create Your Own Character Contest.

Imagine if one morning you wake up with super abilities unlike you ever imagined before. What would your powers be? How would your life change? And more importantly… what costume would you create for your new super alter-ego?

Participants are encouraged to create a custom character (non-existing) that would be part of a new fictional universe created by Project-Nerd Publishing and the Initiative Production Group where random people across the world are gaining super powers with no explanation.

Participants will have as much time necessary prior to the event to create their own character, costume, powers, and origin. All participants then will wear the costume and present it to a to-be-named panelist of judges that will include Project-Nerd Publishing leadership and costume experts on Saturday, February 4th at 5:00 PM.

The character that participants create should be completely original and not associated with or designed after any existing superheroes from any current publication. The costume would need to be a complete design with the participant explaining the origin of the character, along with their superpowers, and how the costume lends to their new found abilities.

The winner will be rewarded with a published web comic (or more) of the character created by Project-Nerd Publishing, VIP Admission to Project Cosplay 2018, a $50 Cash Prize, a free 3D Scan from Werks3D, and a Project-Nerd Publishing Prize Pack.

Two runner ups (if minimum participants reached) will also receive a Project-Nerd Publishing Prize Pack.

All participants will be rewarded a professional photo gallery of their new costume.


Participants should create a completely original character that won’t infringe on any trademarked or copyrighted characters from any publisher, studio, or other brand that owns the rights to existing characters. Participants will have as much time needed to create the character ahead of Project Cosplay 2017 (February 3-5), with no restrictions on materials, time, or scope. Participants will present the character in full on Saturday, February 4th to a panel of judges who will determine the winner based on the quality of costume, the detail of backstory and powers, as well as originality in the creation. Participants are expected to explain their costume in full detail along with their character’s name, abilities, and any additional details that will help the judges better understand the character created also presented at that time. The participant will need to be wearing the costume being presented. The winner will be required to sign a consent waiver in order for their character to be published by Project-Nerd Publishing. If the character is considered a good fit within the new universe being created by Project-Nerd Publishing and the Initiative Production Group, the creator may be asked to further participate in future publications.
A minimum of 5 participants are needed to guarantee a published web comic from Project-Nerd Publishing, $50 Cash Prize, as well as additional prizes for up to 2 runner ups.