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Rules

The Newark Culture Con Cosplay Contest is a craftsmanship award show with a pre-judging session and a catwalk display. Register today if you wish to compete for fantastic prizes! Don't want to compete but still want to show off your great costume? Come by pre-judging and let us know to have a walk-on only.

Contest Rules & Guidelines

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  • Contestants can only enter as an Individual or Pair/Duo.

  • No skits during judging or catwalk.

  • No nudity. No costume is no costume.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • All prop weapons must be non-working and peace bonded. No functioning projectile weapons – including water pistols, silly-string guns, and ping-pong pistols. Bladed weapons must be cased or sheathed at all times. No clowning around or showing off in the common areas. Any weapon used in an offensive manner will be confiscated. Anyone who violates this rule may be disqualified from the competition and may be asked to leave the premises.

  • You must register by 9am, Friday, April 27, 2018 to enter the competition. Walk-ons may register up to the time of the event.

  • To be judged for accuracy a visual reference, preferably a front and back color photo or a link, can be turned in with your registration. This is not required. However, you may not be eligible for accuracy points if the judges are not familiar enough with your character.

  • All judging will be done before the showing.

  • Judges score contestants on accuracy (character resemblance/easily recognizable) and execution (costume construction and makeup). Judges can also award up to 5 additional bonus points for creativity or to acknowledge the additional work put into more complex costumes.

  • Costumes must be self-contained.

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

  • Each contestant may only enter one costume into competition.

  • Large elaborate costumes must be handled by the contestant and/or assistants the contestant brings to help. Culture Con does not provide assistance in the handling of costumes.