Cosplay Contest

Prejudging: 4:30-6:30pm Friday & 11:00am-2:00pm Saturday • Panel Room 3 311D

Contest: 5:00-6:30pm Saturday • Main Events (Moore)

Inclusion Statement: FreeCon and its staff strongly uphold the standards of FSU's non-discrimination policies, which hold that we will not deny any applicant by reason of race, gender, age, orientation, disability status, or religious beliefs. Additionally, FreeCon upholds the standards of diversity in cosplay as an art, wherein the cotume itself is judged without regard to body type, skin color, perceived sex, or race.

Rules of Entry

1. Costumes must be at least 50% homemade; judges will examine the craftsmanship of the costumes via interview and handiwork criteria.
2. If a contestant is modelling a costume, the original creator must be attending the convention as well and they will be the award recipient.
3. Group entries will be allowed to a maximum of 6 people.
4. Entrees may only receive one title/prize each, no double winning.
5. Costumes must cover at least the swimsuit area. The contest is for all ages/PG-13 and inappropriate costumes will not be allowed.
6. You MUST go to prejudging to be eligible for entry. No at-the-door admission.
7. No skits will be permitted, when on stage the entree will pose for audience pictures breifly, then walk off stage.
8. "Light props" are permitted, which means props that aren't a weapon, such as flowers, a skateboard, or a fan. Staffs, lightsabers, and bats are all considered weapons. It's your responsibility to contact us about whether your prop qualifies or not.*
9. No bodypaint, glitter, confetti, or fake blood. You may also be denied entry to the convention if you use these.
10. There is no age limit for entry.

Note: If you are disabled and use a wheelchair, we are able to accommodate you.
*Registration will be checking for all of these items at the door, if a guest has a prop weapon it will be safely taped/peace tied and held by admission staff. Contestants will NOT be permitted to bring any of these items to be prejudged or on stage. Entrees who disobey these rules will not be eligible for entry/disqualified, per convention regulations.


Winner Titles

Honorable Mention
Judge's Choice
Best Junior Cosplay
Best Group Cosplay
Runner Up
Best in Show