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COSPLAY CONTEST RULES AND INFORMATION

  • This year’s Free Comic Book Day Costume Contest will be held on the Governor’s Inn grounds at 4:30 pm. (Exact location TBD).
  • Online pre-registration will close Friday May 4th at 10:00 pm. Registration at the event will end Saturday May 5th at 3:00 pm.
  • Check-in and pre-judging for this year’s event will take place from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm. No entrants will be allowed once registration ends.
  • All entrants in the contest MUST fill out a contest registration form. By filling out a contest registration form you are giving Jetpack Comics consent to take and post your pictures on their social media web sites.
  • All entrants under 18 years of age MUST have a legal guardian’s permission to enter the contest and that legal guardian must sign your registration form at the time of check-in and pre-judging. No Exceptions!
  • All entrants in the contest MUST check in at the Judge’s table.
  • All entrants in the contest MUST be at the cosplay contest location for line up and rundown, at 4:00 pm. (Exact location for contest TBD)
  • All costumes are welcome! Whether they be handmade, altered, store-bought or pieced together! We want to seee what you have created. The most important part of this competition is you being character.
  • Each contestant MUST adhere to the weapons, props and harassment policies.
  • There is no cap for entrants at this year’s event.
  • Each contestant will be given one (1) minute on stage. Time allowance is subject to change due to the number of entrants.
  • Surprise the audience and judges, not Jetpack. Entrants who want to do something special on stage, please email Jetpack at jetpackcomicsFCBD@gmail.com.
  • This is a Cosplay Contest, (Cos for costume and Play for acting), please be in “character” on stage. The Judges and the audience loves it and it will get you more points.
  • Judges decision’s are finally, but you may ask them for constructive criticism after the contest is over.
Remember, as serious as all the rules sound, cosplay is meant to be fun. The soul intention of the Jetpack Free Comic Book Day Cosplay Contest is to give people an opportunity to show off their costumes, get feedback from professionals, gain experience on stage, and recognition for their hard work no matter their skill level. Now lets have some fun!

Note – Cosplay is for everyone! You do not need to have a handmade costume to be a cosplayer.

Prizes

Ages 12 and under

  • 1st – $50 Jetpack Money, a surprise gift from our sponsors, and the all coveted “12 and under” 1st place trophy
  • 2nd – $25 Jetpack Money and a surprise gift from our sponsors and a 2nd place trophy
  • 3rd – $10 Jetpack Money and a surprise gift from our sponsors and a 3rd place trophy
  • Best “Craftsperson” Award – $10 Jetpack Money a surprise gift from our sponsors and a trophy
  • Best “In Character” Award – $10 Jetpack Money a surprise gift from our sponsors and a trophy
  • Best “Look a Like” Award – $10 Jetpack Money a surprise gift from our sponsors and a trophy
  • Best “Stage Presence” Award – $10 Jetpack Money a surprise gift from our sponsors and a trophy
  • Most “Innovative” Award – $10 Jetpack Money a surprise gift from our sponsors and a trophy
  • Judges pick – Extra Trophy
  • Judges pick – Extra Trophy
  • Judges pick – Extra Trophy

Ages 13 & up

  • 1st – $250 Cash Prize, $600 Photo Session, $50 Jetpack Money, a surprise gift from our sponsors and a Super Duper Nifty Trophy to prove that you were NUMBER 1 to your friends.
  • 2nd – $100 Cash Prize & $50 Jetpack Money a surprise gift from our sponsors and a 2nd place trophy
  • 3rd – $50 Cash Prize & $25 Jetpack Money a surprise gift from our sponsors and a 3rd place trophy
  • Best “Craftsperson” Award – $20 Jetpack Money a surprise gift from our sponsors and a trophy
  • Best “In Character” Award – $20 Jetpack Money a surprise gift from our sponsors and a trophy
  • Best “Look a Like” Award – $20 Jetpack Money a surprise gift from our sponsors and a trophy
  • Best “Stage Presence” Award – $20 Jetpack Money a surprise gift from our sponsors and a trophy
  • Most “Innovative” Award – $20 Jetpack Money a surprise gift from our sponsors and a trophy
  • Judges pick – Extra Trophy
  • Judges pick – Extra Trophy
  • Judges pick – Extra Trophy
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