COSPLAY CONTESTS

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FALL 2019 JUDGES AND WINNERS!

YOU CAN BE NEXT!

COSPLAY CONTEST INFO

SARATOGA COMIC CON'S SPRING SHOW May 2-3, 2020

-- ULTIMATE 6TH YEAR 30'' TALL TROPHY PRESENTED AT THE 

ADULT COSPLAY CONTEST!

-- BEST IN SHOW FOR ADULTS AND KIDS COSPLAY CONTEST WILL RECEIVE A TROPHY!

-- BOTH CONTESTS WILL BE LIMITED TO 30 CONTESTANTS

-- ALL PERFORMANCES TO BE KEPT UNDER 1 MINUTE

-- CERTIFICATES WILL BE HANDED OUT FOR BEST GROUP, BEST CRAFTSMANSHIP, BEST PERFORMANCE, & HONORABLE MENTION.


SATURDAY: ADULT CONTEST (AGES 17 AND UP) -3:30PM-4:45PM 5/2/20

-Ultimate Fall 6th year 30" tall Adult Contest Trophy

-Best in Show (Comes with trophy)

-Best Makeup (Comes with trophy)

-Best Group

-Best Craftsmanship 

-Best Performance


SUNDAY: KIDS CONTEST (AGES 16 AND UNDER) -3PM-4:15PM 5/3/20

-Best in Show ( Comes with trophy)

-Best Makeup (Comes with trophy)

-Best Group

-Best Craftsmanship

-Best Performance


COSPLAY CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS

--Contestants may enter in either one of two categories, Adult (SATURDAY ONLY CONTEST) or Youth (SUNDAY ONLY CONTEST).

--ADULT 17 AND UP -3:30PM-4:45PM 5/2/20

--YOUTH 16 AND UNDER -3PM-4:15PM 5/3/20

--YOU CAN SIGN UP AT THE CON AT THE TICKET TABLE IN THE FRONT, NO FEE.

--TO WIN THE BEST GROUP COSPLAY YOU MAY ALSO MIX AGES WITH ADULTS AND KIDS. YOU MUST BE A GROUP THOUGH. (EXAMPLE: ADULTS CONTEST CAN HAVE ADULTS AND KIDS IN THE GROUP, BUT CAN ONLY WIN THE BEST GROUP AWARD AND VISA-VERSA WITH THE KIDS COSPLAY CONTEST). 


--A sheet will be given to you to be filled out at the front desk (by the ticket tables) and will be handed to you prior to the walk-on at the actual Cosplay Contest panel (GET THERE 10 MINUTES EARLY FOR THEM TO BE HANDED OUT). 

--NO PRE-JUDGING! Saratoga Comic Con and it's community don't believe in someone prejudging your cosplay. Your cosplay is your cosplay and the 4 professional judges will decide on stage. We will begin lining up outside the panel room 20 minutes prior to the actual Cosplay Contest event. Roll will be called and we will get you into a specific order. 

--During the event itself, you will be required to get on stage to show off your costume. You can do this in a number of ways, and it is up to you how creative you get. (Specify Walk on or Skit during online sign ups, please) However, we do ask that you limit your performance to NO MORE THAN 1 MINUTES. If you exceed that time limit, you will be asked to stop immediately.

--You will be allowed to be judged as an individual or as a group, but please specify ahead of time which you will be competing as.  

--The judges will be awarding prizes on each day (Youth and Adult contests) as follows:

--All contestants will be ranked on a scale of 1-5 for each area; Craftsmanship, Performance and Accuracy. The judges will compare scores and an average will be taken of their various scores, and prizes will be awarded based on these.


SMALL RULES TO FOLLOW

To Cosplayers, no 'real weapons' meaning sharp edged objects made of any metals. Plastic, rubber, fake weapons are fine, no problems there. No Nudity! Shirts off on males is fine. Scantily clad is fine (yeah that means underwear if your costume calls for it), just no nudies and no to just tape on nipples. Weapons will be checked at the door. No big rules, just follow the basic ones.