Cosplay Contest


Welcome to our awesome cosplay contest!!!

With our cosplay contest now running 5 years and going very strong we welcome cosplayers of all kinds to join in. Our articulate and knowledgeable judges are always excited and eager to see new and creative costumes, by all those who come to our convention. The judges themselves know the craft, as well as winners of cosplay competitions themselves. From Sci-Fi, to Horror, to Video Games, to Comics, to Anime… MAY THE BEST COSPLAYER WIN!!!

At the moment we have have 2 categories: Craftsmanship and Walk On. We are in the process of possibly adding more categories.

 

COSPLAY CONTEST RULES OF LIL-CON 2018:

General Rules:

  • All general cosplay rules must be followed. This includes:
    – No actual weapons, projectiles, or sharp objects.
    – No nudity. All areas that would be covered by a swimsuit must be covered.
    – No purposely offensive or overly explicit
  • All general cosplay rules must be followed. This includes:
    – No actual weapons, projectiles, or sharp objects.
    – No nudity. All areas that would be covered by a swimsuit must be covered.
    – No purposely offensive or overly explicit costumes.
  • Please sign up at the front desk ahead of time under the category you wish to enter (Walk On and/or Craftsmanship).
  • If you are entering, try to be in the room a few minutes before the contest (6pm).
  • Original characters are allowed.
  • Groups are allowed to enter together or separately. If a group wins a prize, please note that the group as a whole is given the prize, not multiple per individual person in the group.
  • All ages are permitted to enter, but we encourage young children to be accompanied by an adult.
  • Winners must be present for claiming their prizes.
  • All decisions of judges are final.
  • The understanding and consent that we have the right to take pictures of each contestant and may be used for future publicity of the convention.
  • We have the right to remove any contestant who breaks rules and guidelines, and/or who is behaving in an inappropriate or belligerent manner towards other competitors. This also can result in the banning and/or ejection from the event and/or convention.

There will be two categories, WALK-ON and CRAFTSMANSHIP.

Walk-on:

  • You will be judged both on the look of your costume and your ability to act in character. Audience response will be considered when choosing the walk-on winner.
  • Both handmade and store-bought costumes are allowed!

Prizes for Walk-on:

  • 1st place in Walk-on a trophy and a prize box
  • 2nd place gets a medal, and Winner’s T-shirt

Craftsmanship:

  • You will be judged on not only how good your costume looks, but also on how well it was constructed.
  • At least 60% of your costume must be made by you. All cosplayers must say what has been made vs. what has not been made by them in complete transparent honesty. Any cosplayer found of giving false information is disqualified.
  • Please bring reference pictures.
  • Commissioned costumes can be entered, but only if the creator of the costume is present to receive the award.

Prizes for Craftsmanship:

  • 1st place in Craftsmanship gets a cash prize of $75, a trophy, and a prize box
  • 2nd place gets a cash prize of $25, and a medal, and Winner’s T-shirt

 

GOOD LUCK AND MAY THE BEST COSPLAYER WIN!!!