CONTEST RULES

All rules/regulations subject to change.

How to Enter 

Signups for the Adult costume contest (Ages 13 and up) is Saturday at the Briumbra Photography booth from 10 AM to 2:30 PM. Look for the tall green screen and you’ll know you found the right place!

Briumbra will handle sign ups and can answer any questions you may have about the contests.

The Adult contestants must be completely registered by 2:30 PM; no submissions will be taken after this time. There is also a cap on the number of entries allowed. Once that limit has been reached, we won’t be able to accept any more entries.

Signups for the Kids costume contest (Ages 12 and under) is Sunday at the Briumbra Photography booth from 11 AM until 1 PM.

Kids contestants must be completely registered by 1:00 PM; no submissions will be taken after this time. There is also a cap on the number of entries allowed. Once that limit has been reached, we won’t be able to accept any more entries.  

Contest Descriptions

*Adult Cosplay Masquerade*

A fun & pressure-free way to show off your cosplay onstage regardless of where it’s from or how it was made! Costumes can be store bought, home made, or made by someone else.

*Adult Craftsmanship Competition*

Entries are judged on the craftsmanship (design, construction, execution, and general presentation) of a costume.

Craftsmanship Rules:

At least 60% of entrant’s costume must be handcrafted by the participant. Purchased or commissioned costumes (or anything considered not original work) do not qualify for the Craftsmanship category.

A costume’s creator(s) may have a model wearing the costume for the contest. In these cases, the creator(s) must be present for judging, must be the owner of the costume, and would be credited for any awards (not the model). Costumes that have won any award in any other costume contest are not permitted.

$500 cash prize to the winneR/1st place : CRAFTSMANSHIP

Trophies to 2ND and 3RD PLACE CRAFTSMANSHIP WINNERS

Kids Contest (AGES TWELVE AND UNDER)

The kids contest is much more laid back than the Adult contest. We just want the kids to have a chance to show off their costumes for the crowd and have fun. The top three costumes will win a prize pack.

General Costume Contest Info

– Line up starts 25 minutes before the Cosplay Contest begins.

– Line up is outside the main stage, look for volunteers who will help you and guide you as what to do.

– You can’t just show up to line up to walk the stage without an entry.

– You will enter from one side of the stage when your name is called and exit on the opposite side.

– You are not required to do a flourish or catchphrase, but at the very least turn around to show the crowd your cosplay. This is your time to shine!

– After you have done your flourish/catchphrase/turn around, exit safely and briskly off the opposite side of the stage.

– There will be no music played and no extended skits.

– After you leave the stage feel free to join the crowd to enjoy the rest of the contest!

GENERAL COSPLAY RULES

  1. Shoes are required at all times while in the public areas of the convention center. Even if a cosplay character goes barefoot, the cosplayer must wear shoes.
  2. Costumes and daily wear shall not expose the body in such a way as to be deemed indecent exposure.
  3. All costumes worn within the convention center must fit through a standard doorway. Any attendee wearing a bulky costume, or one with poor visibility, should have a handler available to escort him/her. In addition, please ensure any bulky costume is properly ventilated to prevent heat stroke.
  4. Any metal items used for cosplays are not allowed to have sharp or pointed edges that could potentially cause injury. Real swords, bats, etc. are not allowed. A safer material substitute is an alternate option.
  5. No costume or prop may generate odor, smoke, or fog.
  6. Cosplay props are to be checked in with security at the registration area before they will be allowed in the convention area.
  7. All props must be non-working and peace bonded. Security will peace-bind any props, and attendees will assume responsibility that they have read this policy and agree to follow the rules as outlined in it.
  8. Any violation of a peace-bind will result in an immediate loss of prop privileges.
  9. No functioning projectile props.
  10. If security deems a prop dangerous or harmful it will not be allowed. This will be decided on a case by case basis.
  11. Attendees will not brandish, point, flail, play-fight, run with, or use their prop in any kind of threatening manner.
  12. Inappropriate conduct with any camera (video or photo) will be grounds for removal of convention privileges, up to and including revocation without a refund.
  13. If you want to take a photo of a cosplayer, it’s proper form to ask first. Most will be happy to oblige and pose fiercely.
  14. These rules may be modified as needed to help protect the safety of all attendees.
  15. Most importantly…Have fun and don’t be a jerk.

The pumpkin carving / jack-o-lantern contest is simple: carve/paint/whatever your design is with your pumpkin and bring it in with you to the event. Drop it off at the designated judging area (ask at registration when you get there) before 3:00PM on Saturday (you can also drop it off on Friday if you want). At 6:00 PM on Saturday night, we will pick the top three designs and those entrants will win a prize. It’s as simple as that. Afterwards, we will gather together with everyone who entered and take a photo.

Details on the silent auction will be posted closer to the show date.