Each year, Rose City Comic Con holds a costume contest where con-goers get to show off their cosplay skills and win some pretty fantastic prizes. All are welcome to participate and attend!
How It Works
In order to participate, contestants must register in-person on the day of the contest and go through a round of preliminary judging. During this round, contestants will be placed a specific category for judging.
Contestants will be showcased at the evening show and will be judged by our celebrity cosplay judges.Entrants are encouraged to provide a written description of 100 words or less that the emcee will read during their time on stage. This may include details about the construction process or a backstory about the character being portrayed; anything that might impress the judges and fans.
Please bring a reference color photo of the character you are cosplaying when you arrive for onsite check-in. You may not be eligible for accuracy points if the judges are not familiar enough with your character.
For those who wish to enter and compete, please read the costume contest rules for a complete set of guidelines and expectations.
Tinkers: emphasis on hardware; features mechanical/moving parts, electronics, lights, etc.
Tailors: emphasis on needlework; primarily cloth, fabric, spandex materials used
Soldiers: emphasis on armor; molding or shaping using acrylic, EVA foam, Worbla, Wonderflex, cardboard, chainmail and more
Beyond Human:larger-than-life cosplay that encloses the maker and extends head, height, or limbs by one foot in length or more
Space is limited and granted on a first come, first served basis so start prepping now and register early. Costumes get better and better every year, so make sure to bring your A-game!