Costume Contests

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We will be hostingĀ  *TWO* costume contests at Retro Con 2016!


SATURDAY: Kid Costumers 13 and under!


SUNDAY: Junior & Adult Costumers 14 and over!


Both contests will be held in the panel area at the show (times to be determined). Individuals and small groups are eligible to participate. Preregistering for the contest is not necessary, just be around the panel area prior to the announced time if you would like to be included. There is no sign-up fee.

We do a combination of staff judging and crowd reaction to determine our three winners. While craftsmanship will be definitely be taken into account, we will mostly judge costumes on their theme and overall effect. While some costumers are well-versed in advanced sewing and molding techniques, others show their ingenuity through creative glueing, hand sewing, and working with found items. We recognize costuming/cosplay as a hobby for people of all skill sets and budgets!

Please no skits or anything else that might delay the contest. Doing a pose and/or saying something briefly in character is okay. Also please no heckling from the audience or from contestants. Anyone found disorderly will be asked to leave. We believe in a fun and ego-free atmosphere!

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Costumers will have a chance at winning three cash prizes:

Kid Costumers 13 and under


FIRST place: $75


SECOND place: $50


THIRD place: $25


Junior & Adult Costumers 14 and over


FIRST place: $100.00


SECOND place: $75.00


THIRD place: $50.00

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The Skelly Awards!


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In addition to the cash prizes, winners of the costume contest will receive these specially painted Skelly awards: 1st place gold, 2nd place silver, and 3rd place bronze! The mini Skellies will go to the winners of the Kids costume contest.

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Some of the fantastic costumes from previous Retro Cons!


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