Loading...

Costume Contest

CoastCon 43 — Costume Contest Rules 

Welcome to the CoastCon 43 Costume Contest!  Below is some basic information you need- Please note-

  • Costume contest registration will be available on Saturday from 11:00 AM until 2:45 PM. 
  • All contestants MUST register during this time. 
  • You do not have to be in your cosplay upon registering for the contest. 
  • Walk-on time will be limited to one minute. If you have a sketch you would like to perform, it must be under one minute long. A microphone will be provided if requested. NOTE: we do not have the capability for music to be played during sketches.
  • All weapons must be peace-bound per CoastCon’s rules. (This includes props, parts on costumes, and footwear.)  
  • Upon registering, a sticker will be placed on the back of your badge with your contest number. (Examples: A3 = Advanced #3; J5 = Journeyman #5; N9 = Novice # 9; Y7 = Youth # 7; C8 = Children’s # 8.) 

CoastCon’s Costume Contest categories and awards are as follows: 

Best in Show Award – $200 + prizes 

Best Advanced (3 or more awards / Best in Show) – $100 + Prizes 

Best Journeyman ( 1-3 awards / Best in Show) – $50 + Prizes 

Best Novice (No awards) – $25 + Prizes Youth Best in Show – $25 + Prizes 

Children’s Best in Show – Prizes Children’s Division Rules: 

  • The Children’s Division is open to ages 11 and under. Parents must accompany their children to the walkthrough and at all times backstage. 
  • There will be a limit of 10 slots available in the Children’s Division. This includes all single and group entries (Groups will enter under a single entry number). 
  • Like adult contestants, walk-on time will be limited to one minute. If you have a sketch you would like to perform, it must be under one minute long. A microphone will be provided if requested. NOTE: we do not have the capability for music to be played during sketches. 
  • Also like adult contestants, all weapons must be peace-bound per CoastCon’s rules. (This includes props, parts on costumes, and footwear.) 
  • If a Children Division Entry wishes to be in a group with contests over 17 (ex.: sibling or parent) they have the option to join them in one of the listed Adult Division.