Cosplay Contest Rules & Guidelines

  1. Contestants can only enter in one category, Individual or Group. Due to the unpredictable size of groups, a prize for each member cannot be guaranteed.

  2. Contestants can arrive 15 minutes early for consideration in the contest.  Once spots are filled, we will not be able to take additional entrants.

  3. No skits during judging or catwalk.

  4. No nudity. No costume is no costume.

  5. No profanity allowed on stage. That includes messages on signs or clothes. Anyone who violates this may be disqualified from the competition.

  6. No political or religious statement during the catwalk. Anyone who violates this may be disqualified from the competition.

  7. Do not use any sort of projectile at all! Nothing must leave your person while you are on the catwalk. Anyone who violates this rule may be disqualified from the competition and may be asked to leave the convention area.

  8. No flashpots, explosive devices, or similar special effects are to be used. Anyone who violates this rule may be disqualified from the competition and may be asked to leave the convention area.

  9. All prop weapons must conform to the Japanfest Weapons Policy,

  10. All applications are judged on stage by a panel of judges.  Judges are external to Japanfest and will recuse themselves from any personal conflicts.

  11. Costumes must be self-contained.

  12. Do not enter or exit the catwalk except at the designated points.

  13. Each contestant may only enter one costume into competition.

  14. Large elaborate costumes must be handled by the contestant and/or assistants the contestant brings to help. Japanfest will not be able to provide assistants.

 
 
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