Cosplay Contest Rules
Duke City Cosplay Rules
Cosplay is an important part of our event. We look forward to seeing all the costumes and getting the largest turn out possible for the Costume Contest.
Rules: No costumes with excessive appendages that are unmanageable by the wearer without an assistant to guide the appendages and keep everyone safe.
No costumes that are less material than a bathing suit you’d wear to a family reunion. Your full butt must be covered, and you can have cleavage, or under boob, but not both. No pink parts, and pasties are not appropriate for this family event. Sorry for the vulgarity, but the specifics have to be lined out so we don’t have to ruin someones experience by asking someone to cover up.
Not consent: Cosplayers are dressed as their favorite fictional character, they aren’t in fact those characters so it is important to remember that when engaging with the cosplayer. Do not touch unless they approve, and please respect the requests of each cosplayer. If you have been found to disobey this request you will be removed and banned from all of our events for life. Not a fun crowd to be in. If you have been the victim of unwanted advances or intentional unwanted physical contact alert con staff immediately. Take a picture of the goon if you can.
We are trying to find room for a cosplay recovery room, but the space is limited so please be aware this may not be a service at this years Duke City Comic Con.
Prop Policy-No Prop that appears to be real or could be viewed as real will be permitted. Guns that appear real, even with orange tips, will not be permitted. Nerf guns will be permitted after examination at the door. Please do not paint Nerf guns in a realistic style or they will not be permitted. No metal weapons, (i.e. Swords daggers, etc.) will be permitted. Wood, flexible foam and cardboard weapons will be permitted entry as long as they do not appear realistic. All props are subject to review at the door. Safety is our primary concern and we appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
Safety is our primary concern.
It is going to be Pride Weekend!
Lets show our support for the diversity pioneers who are celebrating the weekend with parades and parties. At 2pm Sunday June 9th we will be asking all our attendees to meet outside of the convention center on 3rd street to Parade once around the convention center in costume. We will gather inside after the march (entering again on 3rd street) to take photos for all of your use to share and show your love.
Bring signs, costumes, balloons, flowers, or anything that shows your love and support for Pride.