Cosplay rules

Cosplay of all Fandoms are welcome at iMagicon and is encouraged throughout the event! A few rules of cosplay:


• COSPLAY DOES NOT MEAN CONSENT. Period.


• No nudity. No clothes is no clothes.


• Shoes are required at all times. Even if a cosplay character goes barefoot, the cosplayer must wear shoes.


•All costumes worn within the convention center must fit through a standard doorway (36 inches). Any attendee wearing a bulky costume, or one with poor visibility, should have a handler available to escort him/her. For cosplay contest: costumes that have low visibility or are a bit bulky may have a handler help them in individual and group competition. Note: no assembly of costume is allowed on stage during the cosplay contest. This will be automatic disqualification. 


• All prop weapons must conform to iMagicon policy, which is as follows: All weapons must be inspected by a member of our security staff and tagged prior to entry. If you have a weapon that does not pass inspection, you will not be allowed in the show. No real weaponry (live firearms, sharp blades, etc) are allowed at iMagicon. All weapons must be non-working and peace bounded. No functioning projectile weapons - including water pistols, silly-string guns, or nerf guns. Bladed weapons must be affixed in their sheaths so that they cannot be removed. No clowning around in the commons area. Any weapon used in an offensive manner will be confiscated. Anyone who violates this rule may be asked to leave the convention area with no refund given. Please use good judgement.


•No costume may be realistic depictions of American Law Enforcement or current American Military uniforms, or have the words POLICE, POLICIA, SWAT, FBI, DEA, CIA or any other official Government Agency name or initials on them.


• No touching of the cosplayer's costumes. Many people spend a lot of time, effort and money into their cosplay. Be respectful.


• No throwing items of any kind including glitter, confetti, rose petals, snap firecrackers, etc



Cosplay Contests


Calling all cosplayers one and all! Young and old! It’s getting close, iMagicons’ cosplay contests! Time to put the needle to the thread and get those costumes done! This year we have the store bought and the homemade contests split into a variety of categories across all three days of the convention! We’ve got in the store-bought category: Best Junior Role Playing, Best Adult Skit. In the homemade category, we have Best Junior, Best Individual, Best Group, and the big chalupa, iMagicon's Cosplayer of the Year! Whoever wins that title will be pictured and will be the featured cosplayer for 2020! So let’s bust out those costumes and give it all you’ve got! See you at the convention! Remember, contest entries close April 23 and then it goes to register at the door. 


ENTRY RULES

  • All Cosplay entries MUST have a ticket to the event in order to participate. 
  • ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST PRE-REGISTER IN ADVANCE TO PARTICIPATE. No walk-up registrations will be allowed in the Handcrafted Cosplay Contest. 
  • Registration is open.  
  • All cosplayers must conform to the cosplay general rules. All fandoms are welcome to participate in contest. Gaming, film, comic books, furry, etc.
  • Cosplayers cannot compete in multiple categories in the same night.
  • All cosplayers must utilize the stage during the competition. 
  • No jumping off the stage.
  • No projectiles allowed, including glitter, confetti, rose petals, etc. 
  • Any skit performed must stay under 3 minutes on the stage. 
  • Cosplayers will stay on stage to answer judges' questions about their costumes until dismissed. 


Trophies and Prizes will be announced in the following categories for handcrafted outfits:

  • Best Adult Role Play (store-bought and handmade costumes eligible)
  • Best Junior Role Play (store-bought and handmade costumes eligible)
  • Best Junior Handcrafted
  • Best Individual
  • Best Group
  • iMagicon Cosplayer Of The Year



ADULT Role Play Cosplay Contest (7 pm, Friday, April 24, 2020)

Compete with any store-bought or handmade costume! For the competition, yes we will grade your suit, but also we want you to BE YOUR CHARACTER. Immerse yourself in it and become who you represent! Show off some moves! Throw out a 2-3 minute skit! Let’s see what you can do! 

Awards will be given as follows:
           • Best Adult Role Play (handcrafted and store-bought costumes eligible to compete)

 SIGN UP TO COMPETE

Junior Cosplay Contest (6 pm, Saturday, April 25, 2020)
Calling all kids 13 and under! Show off your costume and acting skills whether it be handmade or store bought. We want to see you in your costume being the CHARACTER you represent. So come ready to show off your moves in a 1-3 minute skit that focuses on the character immersion you are representing! We are here to have fun, so let's show them what you got! 

Awards will be given as follows:
           • Best Junior (handcrafted costumes eligible only)
           • Best Junior Role Play (handcrafted and store-bought costumes eligible to compete)
           • and will advance to compete for iMagicon Cosplayer Of The Year title on Sunday, April 28 (handcrafted cosplay only)


SIGN UP TO COMPETE
 
Individual Adult Handcrafted Cosplay Contest (7 pm, Saturday, April 25, 2020)

It’s time to show off all your hard work and rock it! Costume must be at least 75% made by you! Please, feel free to bring pictures of your work, we know how laborious it can be and sometimes the blood, sweat and tears that go into your suits and we love seeing the creative process! For competition, get up on stage, show off that costume and BE THE CHARACTER. Throw us some moves or a 2-3 minute skit or both! Give us all you got! Let’s have some fun!

 Trophies and Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
           • Best Individual
           • and will advance to compete for iMagicon Cosplayer Of The Year title on Sunday, April 28

Judging will be based on: 
    Originality: The time put into creating a costume that is original
    Resemblance: How much the costume resembles the character being portrayed
    Craftsmanship: The effort put into making a costume (detail, durability, attention to original costume detail)

     NOTE: PRE-JUDGING. Prejudging will occur at 5 pm. Please arrive early to have your cosplay outfit inspected by the judges for craftsmanship. You do NOT need to be wearing the costume, but bring the components with for inspection. More details coming soon.


SIGN UP TO COMPETE
     
Group Adult Handcrafted Cosplay Contest (4:30 pm, Sunday, April 26, 2020)
It’s time to show off all your hard work and rock it! Costume must be at least 75% made by you! Please, feel free to bring pictures of your work, we know how laborious it can be and sometimes the blood, sweat and tears that go into your suits and we love seeing the creative process! For competition, get up on stage, show off that costume and BE THE CHARACTER. Throw us some moves or a 2-3 minute skit or both! Give us all you got! Let’s have some fun!
Trophies and Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
           • Best Group
           •  and will advance to compete for iMagicon Cosplayer Of The Year title on Sunday, April 26 

Judging will be based on: 
    Originality: The time put into creating a costume that is original
    Resemblance: How much the costume resembles the character being portrayed
    Craftsmanship: The effort put into making a costume (detail, durability, attention to original costume detail)

   PRE-JUDGING. Prejudging will occur at 4 pm. Please arrive early to have your cosplay outfit inspected by the judges for craftsmanship. You do NOT need to be wearing the costume, but bring the components with for inspection. More details coming soon.