INCREDIBLE CON COSPLAY CONTEST RULES

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The rules on this page are subject to change, if you are interested in participating, please check the cosplay section of the website often to ensure you are aware of any updates or changes. 

Be advised that signing up for any cosplay contest is an affirmation that you agree to follow the rules presented on the Incredible Con website as well as any decisions made by cosplay staff prior to, or during, Incredible Con.

All cosplay events/panels have the potential to be photographed/filmed/recorded in some fashion. These recordings may be used in future galleries or promotions. Signing up for, and/or attending, any cosplay event is done with the understanding that recording could occur at any time and permission is tacitly given for the participant's likeness to be used.

GENERAL RULES

 

  • You must be a registered Incredible Con attendee in order to compete.  Each member of your group must have a badge, pass, or other form of attendee membership.

  • Judging will take place at 2:45pm at the stage located at L18 on the map.

  • All costumes must cover "swimsuit areas" – no nudity. Body-paint costumes are not eligible for craftsmanship.

  • The contest is open to characters from published works; movies, TV shows, comic books, cartoons, video games and card games.

  • Incredible Con adheres to the "PG‐13 rule" when it comes to language and hand gestures on stage. Violation of this rule may cause you to be disqualified from the competition.

  • During the contest enter and exit the stage at the designated points only. Costumes must be handled by the contestant or by handler(s) the contestant brings to help.  Handlers are required to be registered attendees of the convention, and Incredible Con cannot provide on-stage assistants.

  • Contestants are not allowed to throw anything off the stage, nor use projectiles or use anything on stage that will leave a mess. This includes (but is not limited to) liquids, glitter and confetti.

  • No pyrotechnics, fire, explosive devices, live animals or similar special effects can be used during the competition; this includes smoke/smog machines and flash powder. Anyone who violates this rule may be disqualified from the competition and be asked to leave the convention area depending on the severity of the incursion. All prop weapons must conform to the Incredible Con prop policies, including being checked.

  • Children (age 12 and below, see Children's Cosplay Competition for more details) who need a parent to accompany them on stage will need to compete in the Children's Costume Competition instead of the main stage Costume Contest. However, parent/child teams are allowed to compete in the main stage competition together.

 

CATEGORIES

BEST ADULT COSPLAY
Ages 13 and Up

BEST KIDS COSPLAY
12 and Under

BEST GROUP COSPLAY
3 or more Members

JUDGING TIME AND LOCATION

SUNDAY at the Main Stage. Time TBA

PRIZES

In addition to cash (which will be determined base on number of attendees) there will also be prizes* and trophies.



*All Prize Support Subject To Change

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4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, VA 20151
TBD 2022

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