Costumes from all genres (comics, anime, manga, scifi, video games, etc.) are welcome in the contest.

The cosplay contest is a PG-13 event.  Offensive language and sexual humor is not allowed.  Judgement on appropriateness of material is left to the discretion of the Cosplay Coordinator and Cosplay Staff.

Casual clothing will not count as a costume, all contestants must be in costume attire.

All costumes must provide as much body coverage as a bikini.  Body paint, latex pasties, thongs, etc. are not considered adequate body coverage on their own.

Props must be able to pass the prop check and be peace bonded.

Any Cosplay that has won an award at a previous convention of cosplay event may not be entered into the Air Capital Comic Con Cosplay Contest.

Air Capital Comic Con has two cosplay contests, on on Saturday and one on Sunday.

-Saturday - Individual Cosplay Contest

(November 11th, 2017)

​All Entries for the Saturday Cosplay Contest must be a single person.  No groups will be allowed to enter the Saturday Contest.

-Sunday -Group Cosplay Contest
(November 12th, 2017)
​All Entries for the Saturday Cosplay Contest must include at least two people.  Only groups may compete on Sunday.

Contestants may enter both the Saturday and Sunday cosplay contests.

Saturday - Individual Cosplay Contest                                                            Sunday Group Cosplay Contest

Best in Show - $50                                                                                             Best in Show - $50 

1st Place - Advanced - $30                                                                                  1st Place  - $30
1st Place - Beginner - $30
1st Place - Juniors - $15                                                                                        2nd Place - $20

2nd Place - Advanced - $20
2nd Place - Beginner - $20
2nd Place - Juniors - $10


All Contestants MUST be signed up by 11:00 AM on Saturday (Individual) and 11:00 AM on Sunday (Group).

Prejudging will start at 11:00 AM on Saturday (Individual and 11:00 AM on Sunday (Group).

In prejudging you will have approximately 5 minutes to present your cosplay.

Please bring a printed photo of your character.  Photos of you making the cosplay would be helpful but are not required..

Prejudging will end at or before 3:00 PM on both days.

Stage Judging

Contestant will need to arrive at the stage at 4:00 PM on Saturday and 3:00 PM on Sunday.

There is a limit of 50 entries in the Stage Cosplay Contest.

The contest will officially start at 4:30 PM on Saturday and 3:30 PM on Sunday. You will have thirty seconds maximum on stage to strike poses and present your cosplay to the judges.  The juniors category will be first, followed by beginner entries, and advanced contest entries.

Stage Rules

Everything brought onto the stage must be removed at the end of the time limit.  Messy substances including confetti, glitter, flower petals, and water are not allowed to be brought on the stage or backstage area.  You may not throw anything off the stage or into the crowd.

Climbing on to the stage or leaping off the stage is prohibited.

How and When to enter:

To sign up for the Air Capital Comic Con cosplay contest, you have two options:

1.  Sign up online here by filling out the form at the bottom of the page (Available until Nov 6th 11:59PM).  If you are entering the cosplay competition email your photos to

2.  Sign up at the convention.

-Saturday from 10 AM - 11 AM,  sign up is availablle for both  the Saturday Individual Cosplay Contest and Sunday Group Cosplay Contest.

-Sunday from 10 AM - 11 AM, sign up is avaiable for the Sunday Group Cosplay Contest only.  

Please bring printed photos of your cosplay character(s). 

Cosplay Contest Guidelines

Cosplay Contest Award Categories

You must have a valid Air Capital Comic Con Admission in order to participate.

Entrants 13 and under must have their parent's permission to enter, and must be accompanied by a legal guardian or adult relative at the contest.

By entering this contest you agree to read and abide by the rules as posted and that failure to do so will result in your disqualification from the contest and/or removal from the event.

Air Capital Comic Con and its staff reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone to the Cosplay event for any reason.