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Cosplay Guest Application

CGC welcomes cosplayers of all backgrounds, genres and levels of experience. Although we wish we could accept all applications, space is limited for cosplay special guests. Additionally, although we do collect socials (below), there are no minimum social media reach requirements. We value cosplayers who demonstrate passion, craftsmanship, skill and commitment to the characters they embody. Socials are collected to review the aforementioned.


Our event is also very family-friendly and oriented, so we look for cosplay to be suitable for all ages and welcoming to all guests. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. Accepted cosplay special guests will receive booth space (shared or individual) and a weekend pass to the show. Thank you for your interest and your passion!

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High-level ruleset:

judging based on the following criteria:

the primary goal of the cosplay contest for cgc is to celebrate the love of all cosplay genres and to provide a fun and welcoming environment for all!

pre-judging will be done in advance of cosplay masquerade. pre-judging will begin at 4pm and no entries will be accepted after 4:30pm, no exceptions. all participants will have opportunity for main stage walk. participants must be present at time of pre-judging for qualifying for an award. masquerade will be at 5:3opm!

1. Crafting: how well it looks, skill involved, clean or needs improvement

​2. creativity: what unique methods were used, materials used

3. comfortability: how well does it wear, range of motion

4. bonus notes: stage presence, additional details

awards for: 
kids (12 and under): 1st, 2nd
teens (13 - 17): 1st, 2nd
Adults: (18+): 1st, 2nd
Best in group
best in show
judges' choice

special notes: 
all props and accessories will be tagged and approved by staff to be carried around the event. if an item is declared unacceptable, you will be asked to remove the item from the event. NO METAl. no objects that could be deemed harmful in any matter whatsoever are tolerated. you will be asked to take them to your car. 

costumes must be 'street legal', meaning they are suitable for all audiences. staff reserves the right to make final judgment on what is 'decent'. 

we have a zero-tolerance harassment policy. cgc does not tolerate harassment in any form. violations may result in actions such as ejection from the event. 



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