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You enter the stage in an attempt to claim the audience’s affection...the louder they are, the father you go! Will you face the audience and win their hearts? Or be overwhelmed by your enemies and slaughtered in front of a room full of fans? Our beloved Mookie returns once again to host a blood bath in the name of Odin!

Do you want to see how well you’ll fare in the brackets? Fight for your honor and sign up NOW!

The Winning Cosplay(s) will receive a free badge(s) to ConnectiCon XXII in 2025!

How it Works: The Death Match is a fan inclusive event where 32 contestants/groups are selected to battle based on audience cheers. Characters and teams will fight one on one to climb up the ranks as judged by audience support until one contestant emerges victorious - your Champion! 5 rounds in total, all guided by the loving hand of our host, Mookie!

The Connecticon Death Match is a PG-13 event. We do advise parents and younger audience members to take this into account.

IMPORTANT: Cosplay Event Rules and Regulations are posted on the Cosplay Events main page. If you have not already, review these and the rules below BEFORE you apply to any ConnectiCon events. There may be something that is run differently at this convention than others that you have attended.


  • Winning cosplayers of previous years are not allowed to return wearing the same costume.
  • Accepted applicants will be bracketed by the Death Match Event Coordinator based on character popularity and applicant experience with this event.
  • Use proper stage combat to avoid injury to yourself and others (if questions on how to perform stage combat, please contact the Event Coordinator).
  • Accepted contestants must attend the at-con rehearsal to develop fight choreography for both winning and losing. Better acting means the audience will love you more!
  • Applicants may be asked to pair with other cosplayers from the same series to create a single team. This is not mandatory but can sometimes be more fun!
  • No Stains, No Sticky, No loose Glitter, Think of creative ways to die that don’t make a mess!
  • No jumping or running off any point of the stage unless discussed with the staff in advance.
  • Props and weapons are allowed in this event as long as they are approved by Safety to be at the convention. Please let the Event Coordinator know if you intend to use props or weapons in the event.
  • Failure to follow rules and instructions specified to you before and during the event can or will result in dismissal from the game and possible banning from future events.
  • It’s a game, HAVE FUN!!!
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