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. Rember this is a family friendly event held at a library.
  • 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 but can be gender bent or adapted. (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.
Group: This year we have added a group cosplay catagory. This is for two or more people cosplaying together. the group must be cosplaying established characters but they can be gender bent or adapted. (ex. all Female justice leage)