• Best in Show

• Best Adult Cosplay(16 and up), Prizes for 1st Place and Runner Up

• Best Kids Cosplay(15 and under), Prizes for 1st Place and Runner Up

• Best Group Cosplay(3 or more), Prizes for 1st Place and Runner Up

Pre-Judging from 3-4:30pm on Saturday.

At 4:45pm finalists in each category will be called on stage and Winners will be announced.

Overview: Costumes will be judged on a variety of criteria, including originality, craftsmanship, and overall design. All contest decisions made by judges are final. Thank you!


1. Costumes that are entered into the contest must have been made/assembled by the entrant. In addition, the entrant MUST be a registered attendee of the event. No exceptions.

2. Any weapons must be a PROP only. No live steel, airsoft weapons, or projectile firing weapons. The prop must be approved by convention staff prior to entering the cosplay contest.

3. TCG-Con expects cosplay contest participants to keep language and body gestures appropriate while on stage. Any profane language or lewd gestures will result in disqualification from the contest.

4. TCG-Con is a family friendly event. All costumes MUST cover the same areas of the body that a swimsuit would. (Note: The convention does not consider body paint, liquid latex, or anything like that to be an adequate substitute/way to circumvent this rule!)

5. If a costume requires additional handlers, those handlers must be registered event attendees. TCG con is not responsible for providing additional personnel.

6. Contestants may not use anything that would leave a mess/create a hazard for other contestants, convention staff, or other attendees. Such items include: pyrotechnics, confetti, glitter, smoke bombs/machines, flash powder, liquids. (If you are not sure if something you’re planning will violate this rule, reach out to staff prior to the competition!)

7. By entering the contest and agreeing to these rules, the contestant understands that any damage incurred to an entered costume is solely their responsibility, and that TCG-con is not liable to replace or reimburse any damages that may happen.

Featured Cosplayers!

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Anyone Under 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian

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