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 rules

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, Best Adult, Best Group. In the homemade category we have: Best Junior, Best Adult, Best Group, Best Prop/Armor and the big chalupa, iMagicons Cosplayer of the Year! Whoever wins that title will be pictured and will be the featured cosplayer for 2019! So let’s bust out those costumes and give it all you’ve got! See you at the convention! Remember, contest entries close out April 24 so get your application in! 


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 opens February 24 - April 26, 2018. 

• 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 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 Junior
           • Best Individual
           • Best Group
           • Best Prop / Armor
           • iMagicon Cosplayer Of The Year


ADULT Bought Cosplay Contest (7:30 pm, Friday, April 27, 2018)

Compete with any store bought costume! For 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 Playing


Junior Cosplay Contest (5 pm, Saturday, April 28, 2018)

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
           • Best Junior Role Playing (can be handcrafted or store bought)

           • and will be eligible for iMagicon Cosplayer Of The Year title (handcrafted cosplay only)



Individual Adult Handcrafted Cosplay Contest (7 pm, Saturday, April 28, 2018)

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

           • Best Prop / Armor

           • and will be eligible for iMagicon Cosplayer Of The Year title


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: Please arrive early to have your cosplay outfit inspected by the judges for craftsmanship. More details coming soon.

    

Registration: Click here to register your cosplay


All entries forms will require the competitor's name(s), name of character(s), and series the character is from (example: John Smith, Batman from 1970s The Batman tv series; Steven Smith, Mario, Super Mario Bros Nintendo 64.) This is important as your registration will be paired with an image of the character being portrayed for judging reference. Upon registration, you will be assigned a competition number. When you check in at iMagicon, you will be given your number for competition. Your number will be called and you will take the stage.



Group Adult Handcrafted Cosplay Contest (4:30 pm, Sunday, April 29, 2018)
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
           • Best Prop / Armor
           • and will be eligible for iMagicon Cosplayer Of The Year title

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: Please arrive early to have your cosplay outfit inspected by the judges for craftsmanship. More details coming soon.
   

Registration: Click here to register your cosplay

All entries forms will require the competitor's name(s), name of character(s), and series the character is from (example: John Smith, Batman from 1970s The Batman tv series; Steven Smith, Mario, Super Mario Bros Nintendo 64.) This is important as your registration will be paired with an image of the character being portrayed for judging reference. Upon registration, you will be assigned a competition number. When you check in at iMagicon, you will be given your number for competition. Your number will be called and you will take the stage.