Competition Judging:

1. Craftsmanship – How the entrant made their costume, use of materials and creativity.

2. Accuracy/Detail – How close the contestant resembles the character they are cosplaying/detail on the costumer.

3. Presentation/Stage Presence – How the entrant presents their costume to the judges in pre-judging and how the entrant showcases their costume on stage during the contest.


Weapons Policy:

1. Firearms are strictly prohibited.

2. No sharp points or sharp blades on weapons/props. (Swords, Knives, Axes, etc)Live-Steel weapons such as Swords, Knives, Axes are not allowed. All Prop Weapons will need to be approved by weapons check. Approved weapons will be marked with a zip tie.

3. Prop guns should not look realistic, please mark and seal the tips with orange tape or paint.

4. Be considerate of other attendees and visitors. We don’t want anyone accidentally hurt. Do no swing weapons and props arounds and if you are carrying a large prop please be aware of your surroundings to avoid hitting people or equipment.

5. If it is illegal outside the hotel, it is illegal inside the hotel.

6. Items Purchased on site: Attendees who purchase imitation or replica weapon such as metal movie swords or knives from the Vendors/Exhibitors Hall must not remove items from their original packaging until they have been secured away from the convention grounds