The Next Level of Cosplay Voting

The Next Level of Cosplay Scholarship

Thank you to all those who submitted for the Next Level of Cosplay Scholarship at Cinema Makeup School! The time has come to whittle down the finalists until we have our lucky winner, but we need your help..

There is a total of 16 semi-finalists. The first week, four pairs of contestants will be matched up to vote on. Voting will remain open for one-week intervals for each round of pairs. The contestant that has the highest number of votes in each pair will move forward to the next round. This process will continue until there are 4 finalists. At this point CMS will choose an additional wildcard submission from the pool of contestants who were previously eliminated to re-join the popular vote finalists.

The five finalists will then be judged by our selected panel made up of Ve Neill, Alec Gillis, Lee Joyner, Joo Skellington & Steve LaPorte– who will decide who the recipient will be. The winner of the Next Level of Cosplay Scholarship will be announced at San Diego Comic Con at the Cinema Makeup Booth #4523!

Let the voting begin!



NLCP – Semi-Finalists

Davy Jones
Orgad Edry

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Visnja Radosavljevic

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Planet of the Apes 
Alexandra Chigir

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Evelina Juciute

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Crimson Peak
Skylar Oppel

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Star Trek Alien
Rafaela Munoz

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Enrique Estrada

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Davy Jones
Yelena Yakovleva

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Thank you for all of your votes!
Our judges are working hard to tally the finalists and choose their wild-card pick.
Stay tuned for the final reveal!



“NLCP” Contest Rules

The winner will be chosen subjectively, but judges will be asked to vote based upon a combination of the following: Makeup, Costume, Completeness of Vision, Desire and Drive

Prizes are as follows:
1st place: $17,320 scholarship (no cash value)
4 runner-ups: $1,000 scholarship

Terms & Conditions apply. *


*Scholarship Terms & Conditions:

CMS reserves the right to disqualify entries that do not comply with the scholarship rules at any time. The Next Level of Cosplay Scholarship is open to all U.S. and international applicants. Rules, restrictions, prize details, and guidelines are subject to change without notice. The decision of the judges shall be final. By entering, each applicant agrees to Cinema Makeup School’s Terms & Conditions and grants Cinema Makeup School the right to use their names, likenesses and any and all images from their entry for publicity and marketing purposes.

Each Scholarship winner must meet the enrollment pre-requisites for Cinema Makeup School. Enrollment requirements: each individual must be over the age of 18 by the time they begin classes and must have proof of high school completion or its equivalent. The Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens, U.S. residents and to international students who must meet the requirement of qualification for an M-1 student visa under the regulations of the U.S. Department of State. The winner must be able to provide confirmation of requirements within seven (7) days of the announcement as the winner, or the Scholarship will go to the runner-up. The Scholarship can be used only at the Los Angeles campus. The recipient must start classes within one year of being selected as the Next Level of Cosplay Scholarship Winner. There is no cash award or cash value for unused funds. Scholarship awards are non-transferable. Only the winners are guaranteed notification. By accepting the Scholarship, each winner grants Cinema Makeup School and the right to use their names and likenesses for publicity purposes related to the Scholarship and School.

**Voting Rules:

Public voting will be monitored for accuracy and fairness. CMS reserves the right to cancel or discount votes it finds to be illegitimate or suspect. Any entrant caught tampering with the public vote will be subject to consequences up to and including disqualification. The judges will select one of the five finalists by vote. Please note that all voters must use an email for verification purposes and may vote once per 24 hours. Any voters who feel that they are encountering technical problems which are keeping them from voting must send documentation of the error to [email protected] This should include a screenshot or picture of the problem and the answers to the following questions: what is your email; what device are you using to access the voting page; and what browser or app are you using? After the public determines the four finalists, judges get the option to bring back one entry as a “Wild Card”. When each judge ranks the finalists 1-5 (1 being the best) participants are awarded points equaling that number. The points from each judge are added and the total is the participant’s score. The winner is determined by the lowest number of points. By providing CMS your email address, you agree to receive emails specific to this contest only. You are able to opt out at any time.