JUNE 10-11, 2023 • Charleston Area Convention Center • North Charleston, SC.

INCREDIBLE CON COSPLAY CONTEST RULES

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 2:00pm 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 16 and Up

BEST KIDS COSPLAY
15 and Under

BEST GROUP COSPLAY
3 or more Members

JUDGING TIME AND LOCATION

Judging will be Saturday at the Main Stage. Time 3:00pm-4:30pm.
There will be a 15 minute deliberation and then winners announced at 4:45pm

COSPLAY DANCE OFF

SHOW OFF YOUR DANCE MOVES IN FRONT OF THE MAIN STAGE FOR A CHANCE TO WIN PRIZES WHILE THE JUDGES CHOOSE THIS YEAR’S COSPLAY CHAMPIONS.
SAT 4:30 PM

COSPLAY COS-PARADE

SAT 2:30 PM MEET AT THE MAIN STAGE TO JOIN THE COS-PARADE THROUGH THE EXHIBIT HALL AND LET EVERYONE SEE YOUR AWESOME COSPLAY.

PRIZES

$250 Cash will be awarded to the first place winner in each category along with a trophy.

$50 Cash will be awarded to the runner up winner.

CHARLESTON AREA CONVENTION CENTER
5000 Coliseum Dr
North Charleston, SC 29418

JUNE 10-11, 2023
SATURDAY: 10AM-5PM
SUNDAY: 11AM-4PM

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