With a few months to go until the return of TFNation, we're excited to officially open 2022's Pretenders Cosplay applications!

The Pretenders Cosplay parade takes place during Saturday night's ClubCon event, and is split into two categories: Mech and Human.

Mech Cosplay: Includes full and partial rig costumes, which replicate the appearance of robot characters from Transformers.

Human Cosplay: Includes human characters from Transformers, such as Verity Carlo and Spike Witwicky, holomatter designs such as those seen in the IDW comics, and humanised interpretations of Transformers robot characters.

Presently, we do not have a separate group competition. However, if you wish for your entry to be judged as part of a group, rather than individually, please notify us using the additional information field on the form.

We want to make you aware of a slight change we're making this year. Following the pandemic, we appreciate some regular entrants may not have been able to prioritise making new costumes this year. We don't want people to miss out so, subject to capacity, we'll also be happy to welcome previous entries to our 2022 parade. Out of fairness to all participants, this will be taken into account at the application and judging stages.

The Pretenders Cosplay parade will have three segments: pre-judging, then the actual parade, followed by the announcement of placings and prizes by the judging panel.

Pre-judging is presently scheduled to take place at 16:10 (BST) in the Kings Suite (ClubCon), before the room opens to attendees at 18:00 (BST). Please note: these timings are subject to our final schedule of events and therefore may change - don't worry, we will make an announcement if necessary.

The judging panel will be chosen in advance by TFNation staff. The judges will choose the winners based on the following criteria:

Accuracy of design
Creativity of design (for humanised designs)

To register you must have a valid Clubcon ticket for TFNation 2022 and be signed into the website. Please visit https://tfnation.com/2022/apply/cosplay for the application form and more details

We look forward to seeing you and your wonderful creations at TFNation 2022!