Mascot Contest

And the winner is… Maida Cervania!

MiyakoCon 4’s mascot contest theme is GOTHIC! Send us your interpretation of a four-tailed fox girl in her dark and spooky best. Submissions are due Friday, May 25th, 2018 at midnight PST.

We do want to see:

  • Lolita, aristocrat, dark romantic, horror-punk, and other gothic tropes
    • Inspiration drawn from folktales, ghost stories, and popular media. (vampirized, zombified, etc. definitely works!)
  • Cherry blossoms/petals somewhere in the composition.

We do not want to see:

    • Blood or gore
    • Nudity or undergarments
    • Characters or costumes from existing properties. Original work only!
  • More than one submission per artist. Send us your best one!

Technical requirements & submission process:

    • Submissions must be a PNG file, 3300×5100 pixels (portrait orientation), on transparent background.
    • By submitting art, you give MiyakoCon organizers non-exclusive, perpetual, unlimited license to use your submission for any promotional purpose. We will always credit you for your artwork.
    • If you win, we’ll ask you to submit a background image as well (for use on digital and print media)
    • Winners receive a place in artist alley and $100.
    • Email submissions as attachments to Please put “M4 mascot submission” in the subject line, and your real name (for us), the name you’re publicly known by (if different), and the URL of one website you’d like promoted alongside your credit (like your dA or artstation) in the body of the email.

Thanks for participating! We look forward to seeing all of the wonderful art this year.  MiyakoCon 4 will be held February 23 & 24, 2019 in Salem, Oregon. Follow our social media and website for continued updates!