Cosplay Contest

Cosplay rules

Cosplay of all Fandoms are welcome at iMagicon and is encouraged throughout the event! These following rules apply to cosplay contest participants and general cosplay attendees. A few rules of cosplay:

• COSPLAY DOES NOT MEAN CONSENT. Period.

• No nudity. No clothes is no clothes.

• Shoes are required at all times. Even if a cosplay character goes barefoot, the cosplayer must wear shoes.

•All costumes worn within the convention center must fit through a standard doorway (36 inches). Any attendee wearing a bulky costume, or one with poor visibility, should have a handler available to escort him/her. For cosplay contest: costumes that have low visibility or are a bit bulky may have a handler help them in individual and group competition. Note: no assembly of costume is allowed on stage during the cosplay contest. This will be automatic disqualification. 

• All prop weapons must conform to iMagicon policy, which is as follows: All weapons must be inspected by a member of our security staff and tagged prior to entry. If you have a weapon that does not pass inspection, you will not be allowed in the show. No real weaponry (live firearms, sharp blades, etc) are allowed at iMagicon. All weapons must be non-working and peace bounded. No functioning projectile weapons – including water pistols, silly-string guns, or nerf guns. Bladed weapons must be affixed in their sheaths so that they cannot be removed. No clowning around in the commons area. Any weapon used in an offensive manner will be confiscated. Anyone who violates this rule may be asked to leave the convention area with no refund given. Please use good judgement.

•No costume may be realistic depictions of American Law Enforcement or current American Military uniforms, or have the words POLICE, POLICIA, SWAT, FBI, DEA, CIA or any other official Government Agency name or initials on them.

• No touching of the cosplayer’s costumes. Many people spend a lot of time, effort and money into their cosplay. Be respectful.

• No throwing items of any kind including glitter, confetti, rose petals, snap firecrackers, etc

Cosplay Contests

Calling all cosplayers one and all! Young and old! It’s getting close, iMagicons’ cosplay contests! Time to put the needle to the thread and get those costumes done! This year we have the store bought and the homemade contests split into a variety of categories across all three days of the convention! We’ve got in the store-bought category: Best Junior Role Playing, Best Adult Skit. In the homemade category, we have Best Junior, Best Individual, Best Group, and the big chalupa, iMagicon’s Cosplayer of the Year! Whoever wins that title will be pictured and will be the featured cosplayer for 2021! So let’s bust out those costumes and give it all you’ve got! See you at the convention! Remember, pre-registration closes April 22 and then all entries must be registered at ticketing.

PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AS FOLLOWS

  • Best Adult Role Play (Award trophy & prize) – store bought or handmade cosplay allowed
  • Best Junior Role Play (Award trophy & prize) – store bought or handmade cosplay allowed
  • Best Junior Handcrafted (Award trophy & prize package)
  • Best Individual Handcrafted (Award trophy & prize package)
  • iMagicon Cosplayer Of The Year (Award trophy, $200 cash prize, prize package and title of 2021 iMagicon Cosplayer of the Year!)

ENTRY RULES

  • All Cosplay entries MUST have a ticket to the event in order to participate. 
  • ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST PRE-REGISTER IN ADVANCE TO PARTICIPATE. Contestants may register up to 1 hour before pre-judging. No walk-ups will be allowed after pre-judging has taken place.  
  • Registration is open now! Sign up by clicking here.  
  • All cosplayers must conform to the cosplay general rules. All fandoms are welcome to participate in contest. Gaming, film, comic books, furry, etc.
  • Cosplayers cannot compete in multiple categories in the same night.
  • All cosplayers must utilize the stage during the competition. 
  • No jumping off the stage.
  • No projectiles allowed, including glitter, confetti, rose petals, etc. 
  • Any skit performed must stay under 3 minutes on the stage. 
  • Cosplayers will stay on stage to answer judges’ questions about their costumes until dismissed. 

JUNIOR Role Play Cosplay Contest 

5 pm, Friday, April 23, 2021

Compete with any store-bought or handmade costume! For the competition, yes we will grade your suit, but also we want you to BE YOUR CHARACTER. Immerse yourself in it and become who you represent! Show off some moves! Throw out a 2-3 minute skit! Let’s see what you can do! 

Awards will be given as follows:
           • Best Junior Role Play

ADULT Role Play Cosplay Contest 

6 pm, Friday, April 23, 2021

Compete with any store-bought or handmade costume! For the competition, yes we will grade your suit, but also we want you to BE YOUR CHARACTER. Immerse yourself in it and become who you represent! Show off some moves! Throw out a 2-3 minute skit! Let’s see what you can do! 

Awards will be given as follows:
           • Best Adult Role Play

Junior Handcrafted Cosplay Contest 

5 pm, Saturday, April 24, 2021
Prejudging held at 2 pm, Saturday (must wear your cosplay!)

Calling all Juniors 11 to 17! Show off your costume and acting skills whether it be handmade or store bought. We want to see you in your costume being the CHARACTER you represent. So come ready to show off your moves in a 1-3 minute skit that focuses on the character immersion you are representing! We are here to have fun, so let’s show them what you got! 

All participants in the cosplay contest who wish to compete in the handcrafted category must present their cosplay during pre-judging at 2 pm Saturday by the Superhero Stage.

Awards will be given as follows:
• Best Junior Handcrafted

Individual Adult Handcrafted Cosplay Contest 

6 pm, Saturday, April 24, 2021
Prejudging held at 3 pm, Saturday (must wear your cosplay!)

It’s time to show off all your hard work and rock it! Ages 18+. Costume must be at least 50% made by you! Please, feel free to bring pictures of your work, we know how laborious it can be and sometimes the blood, sweat and tears that go into your suits and we love seeing the creative process! For competition, get up on stage, show off that costume and BE THE CHARACTER. Throw us some moves or a 2-3 minute skit or both! Give us all you got! Let’s have some fun!

All participants in the handcrafted cosplay contest must present their cosplay during pre-judging at 4 pm Saturday by the Superhero Stage.

 Trophies and Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
           • Best Individual Handcrafted