Who will be the next Lumber Jill?

Do you have what it takes to inspire a new generation of cosplayers in the Queen City of Maine? With her cosmic axe and quantum peavey, Lumber Jill soars into Bangor, Maine to herald the return of the BangPop! Comic Con. But who is Lumber Jill? It could be you!
photo by Shane Leonard

Monique Bouchard as her alter ego, Lumber Jill            photo by Shane Leonard

We’re looking for this year’s Lumber Jill with an online cosplay contest. The winner will be a featured guest and cosplay judge (in costume, of course!) at the BangPop! Comic Con on September 20 & 21 at the Cross Insurance Center. Your entry can be a brand new costume, or you may use elements you’ve used previously; as long as your cosplay captures the spirit and essence of the Lumber Jill character!

Click here for the official rules from our legal monkeys. (If you think that’s derogatory, you haven’t seen Planet of the Apes.) Here are the basics:

All entrants must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the United States.
You may only submit a single photo of yourself as Lumber Jill. This will be used for the voting process.

Entrants must be willing to travel at their own expense to be a featured guest at the BangPop! Comic Con on September 20 & 21, 2014 if chosen as the winner.

flying.lumberjillOnce all the submissions are in, BangPop! Comic Con staff will begin the process of selecting the finalists to move onto the online voting process.

Submissions will be judged based on:
Spirit of character
Overall Presentation

Once those finalists have been selected, we’ll open up online voting. Finalists are encouraged to promote their entry to fans online, who will have two weeks to vote and choose their favorite. The winner will be chosen through a weighted combination of online voting and special jury selection by our Cosplay Queen — Becky “Aktrez” Young, Mark Ricketts — creator of the original Lumber Jill and a special guest judge.

If chosen as the winner, you will be a featured guest and cosplay judge at the BangPop! Comic Con on September 20 & 21 at the Cross Insurance Center, as well featured on our website and social media channels.

Here’s the official timeline:
June 2 – Submissions open
July 8 – Submissions close
July 14 – Online voting begins
July 31 – Online voting ends
August 4 – Winner announced


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