Cosplay Contest Applications Are Now Active
Junior Cosplay: All kids who want to show off their cosplays are welcome to apply! This will be a fun show on Saturday, 6/19 filled with prizes galore!
Cosplay Parade: Open to all casual cosplayers who are looking to celebrate a return to Comic Con-ing! The Cosplay Parade begins on Sunday, 6/20 and is filled many prizes including : $50 Grand Prize, $35 Second Place, & $15 Third Place prizes.
Cosplay Masters League: This is for the elite who have come to claim their victories! This contest will be legendary. Prizes include: $500 Grand Prize, $250 Second Place, & $100 Third Place prizes.
See your favorite characters come to life on stage! The Fayetteville Comic Con Cosplay Contest is a competition showcase of costume construction and stage performance, open to Cosplayers of all levels of experience.
This is not a Popularity Contest or a Look-a-like Contest.
When registration opens, you may apply for one category (limit one entry per person).
Participating in a Cosplay Contest requires time commitment for the show itself, but also at other times during the convention. Be prepared to devote the necessary time during the weekend to attend any judging that may need to take place. Any scheduling conflicts must be brought to the coordinator’s attention ASAP to see if any accommodations can be made.
General/All Entries Rules
All contestants must be registered attendees of Fayetteville Comic Con and possess a Fayetteville Comic Con Ticket
All costumes must adhere to the Fayetteville Comic Con policies. No live steel, no functioning or previously functioning projectile weapons, no indecent exposure, etc… please see Fayetteville Comic Con policies for a complete list. Additional rules (listed below) also apply.
This is a SC-13/PG-13 event – please keep this in mind when planning. No cursing will be permitted, and any innuendo must have an equally obvious non-suggestive interpretation. If you are unsure whether something is allowed or not, please email email@example.com
Each contestant may only appear on stage in a single entry.
Only contestants appearing on stage are allowed to be in the green room/backstage during the show. Contestants with very large or unwieldy costumes, or other special circumstances will be allowed to bring one (1) handler with them. Parents/Guardians may accompany participants whose age requires them to be under supervision according to Fayetteville Comic Con policy. Entrants must notify the coordinator of any handlers/guardians that will be present.
All sign-ups are Online Only — No Entries will be accepted for the show or wait-list at the convention. Applications will be accepted from June 7, 2021 – June 19, 2021, beginning at 8:00PM EST; right after our State of the Con livestream on Facebook. If all slots fill before then, entries received after hitting the entry cap will be placed on a waiting list. If any confirmed entries drop, places will be offered to those on the waitlist in order of who signed up first.
You must have some kind of foot covering. Shoes or boots are required. This is a matter of safety. If your character does not usually wear shoes, the lack of accuracy will be forgiven; consider flesh-toned or clear shoes. This is non-negotiable.
Any substances that may cause damage or mess to the stage, equipment, or other entrants costumes are not permitted on stage, in the green room, or anywhere backstage. This includes but is not limited to anything oily, greasy or that can stain; liquids, fire, smoke/smoke machines, dry ice, confetti/powder/small debris. If it’s not listed here but you are unsure, please ask the cosplay coordinator.
Surprise the audience, but never surprise the staff/crew — Absolutely NO jumping on or off stage. No acrobatics/flips/cartwheels will be allowed. Any ‘surprise elements’ must be run by the cosplay coordinator for approval. Violating this may result in disqualification from the competition, and participation in future Fayetteville Comic Con cosplay contests. When in doubt, ask.
- As participants in the contest are representatives of the community, positive behavior is expected. Any kind of harassment, including harassment on social media or improper conduct, will not be tolerated and will be grounds for dismissal from the convention as well as possible criminal charges.