Photo credit: St George Motor Boat Photographic Club
Photo credit: St George Motor Boat Photographic Club

Winterfest Costume and Cosplay

Winterfest hosts an annual Costume and Cosplay competition. We hope that we will see more people joining us in costume or character to enjoy the medieval revelry. There are prizes, so come in your best costume and enjoy the weekend.

To enter, all you have to do is to turn up. Entry to the competition is free. Competition entrants will be invited to parade for our visitors and guests. Entrants will assemble just before 3pm, after the Birds of Prey show and before the joust. There will be announcements about the competition during the day. Our judges will base their decisions on creativity, effort, and originality, and encourage anyone to have a go.

Meet the judges

"Cosplaying since 2010, I'm a big fan of Predator and Alien franchises and am known best for my Predator cosplay. I build everything I can from scratch. Winner and runner up at a number of comps and cosplay judge. Cosplayed all the way to DragonCon in Atlanta."

Kitty Fett


“Cosplaying since 2010, I’m a big fan of Predator and Alien franchises and am known best for my Predator cosplay. I build everything I can from scratch. Winner and runner up at a number of comps and cosplay judge. Cosplayed all the way to DragonCon in Atlanta.”
"I've loved the medieval period since I was a child, but I didn't wear anything medieval until 2012. I'm also a big fantasy/sci-fi/steampunk/historical costume lover of all sorts! I'm just happy to be here!"

Paul Quinton


“I’ve loved the medieval period since I was a child, but I didn’t wear anything medieval until 2012. I’m also a big fantasy/sci-fi/steampunk/historical costume lover of all sorts! I’m just happy to be here!”
"I’ve been cosplaying for about 5 years and I particularly like renaissance era costuming!"

Amber Phillips


“I’ve been cosplaying for about 5 years and I particularly like renaissance era costuming!”

Ideas for costumes & cosplay

The Witcher; Game of Thrones; Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit; Dragon Age; Forgotten Realms; DanMachi; Sword Art Online; Tudors; Dragonlance; Monty Python and the Holy Grail; Skyrim; Vikings; King Arthur… the list goes on!

Be inspired by our guests’ costumes and cosplays!

More Things to Do

Merchants
Artisan Alley
Medieval Kitchen Rules