Duke City Costume Contest ADULTS 15+ (If you are younger and want to compete in the adults contest feel free to sign up) Sign up for the costume contest will be at Kristin Killtastic booth on Friday & Saturday. Please be present 30 minutes prior to the show. This will allow the judges to prep and line everyone up and do a quick pre-judge. Costumes must not be fully bought for the competition. There must be heavy alterations, completely thrifted with alterations, or partially handmade. Props must not be able to actually harm someone. If you aren’t sure feel free to ask. No liquid, vapors, glitter, or confetti. Bascially, if it calls for clean up, keep it at home. Adult singles and groups will be judged together. Judging will be based off of QUALITY DIFFICULTY CREATIVITY SHOWMANSHIP We will announce Judges awards, Third place, Second place, and Best in Show. During judges deliberation, there will be a cat walk event for cosplayers who did not want to compete but would like to show off their cosplays. The cat walk costumes can be completely purchased cosplays. Just get out there and strut your stuff for the audience! KIDS 14 and under Sign up for the costume contest will be at Kristin Killtastic booth on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Please be present 30 minutes prior to the show. This will allow the judges to prep and line everyone up and do a quick pre-judge. Props must not be able to actually harm someone. If you aren’t sure feel free to ask. No liquid, vapors, glitter, or confetti. Bascially, if it calls for clean up, keep it at home. Kids will be judged on QUALITY CREATIVITY SHOWMANSHIP We will announce Judges awards, Third place, Second place, and Best in Show.
* To make sure we don’t rush judging and can look in detail at your costumes and talk with you one on one,we advise you to stop by in your costume you wish to compete in at our judges booths during convention hours to have your costume looked at for craftsmanship.
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 exposed metal weapons, (i.e. Swords daggers, etc.) will be permitted without a peace bond. 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.