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KoboldCon Cosplay Rules and Restrictions

GET YOUR COSPLAY BADGE HERE! (includes contest entry)

If you already have your Gamer Badge (weekend or day pass), you get a FREE entry into the Cosplay Contest - Register Here!

Cosplay Contest

1) Best at the Show - Awarded by a panel of judges - 1st Prize: $50 cash, FREE Studio Shoot with NLightened Designs, 2 Movie Camp passes, gift from Zero Fox Given, plus prizes provided by dealers

2) Best Craftsmanship - Awarded by panel of judges - 1st Prize: $50 cash, 2 Movie Camp passes, gift from Zero Fox Given, plus any prizes provided by dealers

3) Best Showmanship - Awarded by panel of judges - 1st Prize: gift from Zero Fox Given, plus any prizes provided by our dealers.

4) Judge's Choice Award - Dress to impress, and catch the eye of the judges - and you could win BIG with the Judge's Choice!

5) People's Choice Awards - the cosplay that has received the most tokens throughout the day on Saturday - 1st Prize:

6) Teen Choice! 13-17 year olds can compete for the teen choice award!

Winners will be announced to each contest in reverse order. Meaning 3rd, 2nd, 1st place in each category listed above, starting after all contestants have taken the stage. You must be present to win

Kids Costume Contest

10am on Sunday

12 & under can enter

Judged on Quality, Originality, and Awesomeness

Two prizes: Best Costume: 2 Movie Camp Passes + donated vendor prizes Runner Up: Donated vendor prizes


Contest Rules

  1. Costume must be at least partially hand made. No fully store bought costumes.

  2. Costume Contestants must be at least 13 years old. (kids contest is separate)

  3. Must be present at 6pm and stay through voting to win.

Dress Code:

  1. Please no nudity.

  2. Public bathing suit coverage is the base standard.

  3. 60% of backside of both men and women, and 60% of female breasts must be covered.

  4. Full groin coverage for both men and women (dance belts or cups must be worn. NO genitals visible under clothes will be permitted).

  5. If your cosplay is more revealing than the above standards, please use a body suit under the cosplay.

Prop Rules:

Prop weapons will be restricted to only foam, wood, plastic and card board. No metal weapons of any kind will be permitted. Guns and other weapons will be checked beforehand by event security.

If your cosplay includes a weapon, please enter KoboldCon through the parking lot entrance on the north side of the building. Weapons are not allowed in the Chapel Hills Mall

Backpacks and bags will be searched completely each time you enter.

Our commitment is to keep family’s and guests safe. We will do all we can to help make this a reality.

Photo Op Area

We will have an area set up inside the venue for photo ops with your full cosplay, props and all in the cosplay area. There will be no restrictions for cosplay placed by the convention on your cosplay inside the venue. (You must still observe all City laws and restrictions on carrying weapons).

You are NOT ALLOWED to carry weapons of any kind within the mall shopping area itself. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. Weapons are ONLY allowed within the KoboldCon venue

We will have a photo shoot area set up for you to take photos.

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