Capital City Comic Con is proud to announce the third annual Cosplay Contest, celebrating creativity and craftsmanship, and fabulous prizes!

The contest is free to enter and will begin at 4 p.m. at the Main Stage. Pre-registration is required at Comic Con HQ by noon, and is limited to the first 50 participants. Registration is only available on-site at the day of the event.

Rules for the contest include the event’s basic cosplay rules:

  • All costumes must be family-friendly, i.e., no lewdness or vulgarity
  • No live steel weapons or real guns are allowed. All weapons must be peace-bonded, must have an orange safety tip, and may not contain any sharp edges orpoints. All weapons are subject to inspection upon entrance to event.
  • No projectiles of any kind will be allowed. This includes arrows, throwing stars, darts, foam, water, paper, silly string, plastic, food, metal, etc.
  • Respect others’ personal space, i.e., no touching of any kind or aggressive behavior
  • Exercise control of your personal volume
  • No harassment of any kind will be tolerated
  • No profanity will be tolerated
  • Any other behavior witnessed that is deemed to be inappropriate

In addition, please observe the following guidelines:

  • Preference will be given to hand-made/hand-crafted costuming and props
  • Each contestant may only enter one costume into competition.
  • No skits during judging
  • No political or religious statements
  • No flashpots, explosive devices, or similar special effects
  • Bladed weapons must be cased or sheathed at all times.
  • Costumes must be self-contained.
  • Large or elaborate costumes must be handled by the contestant and/or assistants the contestant brings to help. Capital City Comic Con will not be able to assist.