Cosplay Contest

Costume Guidelines

  • Costumes must be PG and family friendly (Applies even if you are not in the contest).
  • Costumes can be purchased or handmade though judges may award higher points to costumes that were made by the competitor.
  • Contestants may compete as individuals or groups. Groups will compete in the age category of the oldest member of the group
  • Brief stage performances are welcome, but please leave the stage as you found it, ie no confetti, etc.
  • Treat all fellow contestants, judges, and LexiCon staff with respect.
  • Decisions made by the judges and LexiCon staff are final.

Weapon guidelines (Applies even if you are not in the contest)

  • Bladed weapons must
    • not be made of metal
    • not have a sharpened edge
    • not have a sharp point
  • No pocket knives will be allowed
  • Projectile firing weapons must be either
    • obviously non-functional (doesn’t shoot anything)  or
    • not harmful (just shoots Nerf) and unloaded
  • No real guns, Airsoft, BB, blow guns, Paintball guns, etc. allowed in!
  • No live ammunition is allowed at LexiCon.
  • Costume destructive devices (grenades, etc) must be
    • obviously not real
    • obviously not functional
  • Nothing explosive is allowed in any of the LexiCon buildings.
  • Archery
    • Bows may have a string OR be accompanied by arrows (but not both)
    • Any arrows must
      • Have any sharp tips removed
      • Be bound together in a quiver

Remember—Library staff and designated weapons checkers have final say. If we are not comfortable with a weapon, if we can’t tell if it is real, or if it might pose a danger, you will not be allowed to bring it into the event--not even for the competition.

Cosplayers will compete in one of the following age categories:

  • Children (0-12)
  • Teens (13-17)
  • Adults (18 and over)

The following prizes will be awarded in each age division for:

  • 1st place overall--$50 gift card
  • 2nd place overall--$25 gift card
  • 3rd place overall--$10 gift card
Certificates and/or small prizes will be awarded in each age division for:
  • Judge's choice
  • Best found/purchased costume
  • Best prop
  • Best stage presence/performance