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Ivy Doomkitty Gives Insight on Judging Cosplay Competitions

The star cosplayer and longtime judge reveals all.

Cosplay influencer and judge Ivy Doomkitty gives her advice for those wanting to enter a cosplay competition. She describes exactly what she is looking for when judging cosplays, from stage presence to painting details on foam. Ivy also mentions what excited her when seeing certain materials for cosplays and ends with an important message for those wanting to enter a cosplay competition.

About the Author
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Kelsey Endter


Kelsey started her cosplay adventure at a small convention outside Sacramento in 2011. Since then, she has been featured on major websites such as IMDb and Variety Magazine, and worked with companies like Besame Cosmetics featuring Disney & Marvel makeup products. Her passion for cosplay and love of the community brought her to join Cosplay Central as Editor-in-Chief in 2020. In her spare time she’s usually seen playing with her dog and scouting the next best photoshoot location for her cosplays.