HRX 2018: Cosplay Contest

We’re extremely excited to announce that we’ll be hosting the fourth annual Cosplay Contest at Hi-Rez Expo 2018! With so many members of the community dedicated to bringing our characters to life, we’re always inspired to add a little friendly competition to the mix.

Whether you’re transforming into Neith, the Weaver of Fate, or Androxus, the Godslayer, get ready to pick a character from your favorite Hi-Rez Studios title and compete for a prize pool of $15,000!

Category Place Prize
Legendary Tier 1st Place $3,000
2nd Place $2,500
3rd Place $2,000
Diamond Tier 1st Place $1,200
2nd Place $1,000
3rd Place $800
Silver Tier 3x Runner Ups $500
Superlative Prizes Most Creative $1,000
Best Workmanship $1,000
Judge’s Choice $1,000
TOTAL $15,000

This year, resident Hi-Rez cosplayers HiRezAmanda and HiRezAlyssa will be judging the contest.

Saturday, January 6th

  • 9 am – 10:00 am: Registration for the contest (you’ll get a sheet to fill out from the Cosplay Registration desk near badges)
  • 9:00 am – 9:30 am: (Optional) Red Carpet – Stop by the red carpet and you might get to show off your costume on stream!
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am: Judging on the third level of the lobby, followed by Judges’ Deliberation and Award Ceremony
  • 1:45 pm – 2 pm: Select winners will queue for the main stage walk after the first SMITE Semi-Finals

*Please note: this time could change based on game times, winners will be asked for their phone numbers. Please be prepared to stay in cosplay from the judging until the stage walk.

Sign up here to receive cosplay contest updates! If you’re interested in any specific character, prop, or accessory reference images to complete your cosplay, please contact us at with your request.

It’s time to begin your preparations, showcase your craftsmanship, and bring your love of Hi-Rez Studios’ games to the official HRX 2018 Cosplay Contest! We look forward to seeing you in costume at HRX!

Click HERE to view the 2018 Hi-Rez Expo Cosplay Contest Offical Rules.