K-Pop Dance Cover Contest

  • Friday, Dec. 13

  • 1:00pm

  • Main Events

Kpop Dance Cover is back this HolMat 2019!
Bring your enthusiasm and best moves as we share the love of Kpop together!
All skill levels of performers may enter using the application below.
Online sign-ups only.

Official Rules
Application CLOSED

Holiday Runway Contest

  • Saturday, Dec. 14

  • 2:00pm

  • Main Events

The Holiday Runway Contest is one of HolMat’s featured events!
It’s a fun and festive, walk-on style, holiday themed costume contest.
No pre-judging, No pressure, and all fun festive goodness!
Dash on stage, jingle-bell rock your cosplay, and make everyone’s nice list!
All costumes must be 100% festive, can be hand made, or store purchased.

Official Rules

Costume Contest &
Winter Cosplay Crown

  • Sunday, Dec. 15

  • 2:00pm

  • Main Events

HolMat Winter Cosplay Crown/HolMat Costume Contest, where the best Cosplayers around take to the stage! This year Holiday Matsuri will be hosting two competitions during the same event: the HolMat Winter Cosplay Crown will be for groups of two requiring Costume Judging and Skits to compete for our top trip prizes, while the HolMat Costume Contest is built for solos and groups of any size to compete for our grand prize of $1000!

Prizes include a trip for 2 to Anime Expo, VIP Tickets for Holiday Matsuri 2020, and up to $1,000 for Best in Show!
Sign up online to compete today!

Official Rules
Application CLOSED

Idol Fest

  • Saturday, Dec. 14

  • 6:00pm

  • Main Events

HolMat IdolFest is Holiday Matsuriā€™s large scale idol event feature singing and performances by local idols and cosplay dance group performers. This is a concert style event celebrating Japanese idol culture, Light sticks, and Wotagei are welcome! Free glow sticks and other goodies will be given away at the door. There will be a meet and greet with the performers after the event where fans can meet the idols autographs and photos.
Idol’s & Idol Groups can fill out the application below to be considered for Idol Fest 2019!

Charity Benefit Ball

  • Friday, Dec. 13

  • 6:30pm

  • Main Events

Join us for an evening filled with dancing, performances, games, spreading festive cheer, and giving back to the community.
This years Benefit Ball will be dedicated to Give Kids the World.
Formal Attire or Cosplay Attire Required.
Donation of $10 or more will gain entrance into the event and will go directly to the charity.
This year we will have Hot Cocoa and Cookies!

Photography Contest

  • Sunday, Dec. 15

  • 5:00pm

  • Main Events

Cosplay Photography Contest is back 2019!
Online Sign-Ups only. Winners will be announced at closing ceremonies!
Fill out the Application below to enter.
Only 3 photo entries per photographer.

Official Rules
Photo Contest Application

Holiday Rave

  • Saturday, Dec. 14

  • 9:00pm

  • Main Events

~More Info Dropping Soon~

18+ Cosplay Contest

  • Friday, Dec. 13

  • 9:00 PM

  • Special Events

Rules/Sign Up

Join Cosplay Deviants as they show off the best dancers on the stage that can show it all without showing everything šŸ˜‰ Check out the rules and enter above if you think you have what it takes!

Hottest Men in Anime

  • Friday, Dec. 13

  • 9:30pm

  • Main Events

Come see the Hottest Performers do the Hottest Moves on our Hottest Stage! The Hottest Men in Anime is our Premiere 18+ Strip Contest. Cheer them on and see what they take off!

HMiA is an 18+ Event, and you must be 18 years of age or older to participate. You must have a valid Photo ID to enter. No exceptions!