Cosplay Rules 

Please remember that this is a family friendly event.

  • Shirts, clothing, costumes, or signs promoting pedophilia are strictly prohibited.
  • Please do not wear clothing with distasteful messages or words again this is a family friendly event.
  • Shoes are required.
  • No rollerblades or rollerskates may be worn indoors. They may be carried as a prop.
  • Clothing should at least cover what a modest bikini or swim shorts would cover.
  • Signs that are held or messages/words written on shirts or your body are permitted but they must stay tasteful.
Weapons policy
  • No Firearms including
  1. Pellet guns
  2. Air Guns
  3. Mini or Pistol crossbows
  4. Stun guns
  5. Dart or Blowguns.
  • Exceptions regarding guns
    Easily identifiable toy plastic guns with no moving parts and that have a clearly visible non-removable orange tip will be permitted. Resin models will be permitted as long as they are marked with clearly visible non-removable orange tip.
  • No live steal or metal weapons of any kind
  • No explosives or chemicals of any kind, including but not limited to smoke powder, sparklers and fireworks.
  • Wooden weapons that are permitted:
  1. staffs
  2. walking sticks
  3. bokken and other wooden swords.
  4. toothpicks
  • Fake or made-up weaponry (example: made of wood, plastic, foam, plaster of Paris, cloth etc) are permitted if they are safe and not dangerous to the other con-goers around you. For example, dangerous conditions include but are not limited to wires sticking out, items that trip passersby, clothes lining a member, etc.
  • Please limit the size of the weapons to less than 8 feet in height and weighing less than 50 pounds. If you do happen to make something heavy, make sure you are able to carry it without a problem.
  
Cosplay Contest
  
All cosplays must follow the general cosplay rules.
There are four categories:
Crafted: your cosplay must be at least 75% self-made and must be an established character, but can be gender bent or adapted. (ex. Male star fire or steam punk Harley Quinn)
Store bought: You made less than 75% of your cosplay and it is an established character but can be gender bent or adapted. (ex. Male star fire or steam punk Harley Quinn)
Children’s: children 12 and under can enter this category it can be self-made, made by their parents or store bought, but must be an established character. (ex. Male star fire or steam punk Harley Quinn)
Original character: you are cosplaying your own original character. This may be store bought or self-made.