•Any real weapons are banned in the event area, functional or not.
•No explosives or fireworks of any kind.
•All Cosplayers are subject to inspection by event personnel, event security and/or police and must be approved before admittance to event.
•Do not bring any item(s) that could violate city, state, or federal law.
•No props, costume or accessory will receive pre-approval, all patrons will be inspected on site.
•Any patron not willing to be inspected will be ejected from venue.
•Weapons made of foam and cardboard are acceptable. Prop firearms are allowed provided they have bright tips and are subject to full inspection. Prop bows must have arrows with no tips and string may not be tightened.
No large bags, book bags, duffel bags, etc.
All props, cosplay costumes and accessories will be deemed agreeable at the sole discretion of event staff to include security personnel and/or police.
Any cosplayer with prop weapons will receive an approved wristband noting that their prop is approved and must wear wristband while attending event.
•Alcohol and illegal substances.
•Wheeled items (excluding mobility assistance devices).
•Revealing and/or offensive attire.
Please contact us with any questions! Let’s have a fun and safe event!
Cosplay Contest will be Sunday, Feb 9th at 3pm.
Must be signed up prior. Limited to 65 participants – sign ups begin at 12pm on Sunday, first come first served.
Big Lick Comic-Con Cosplay Contest Rules & Guidelines
Contestants can only enter in one category, Individual or Group. Due to the unpredictable size of groups, a prize for each member cannot be guaranteed.
No skits on stage.
No nudity. No costume is no costume.
No profanity allowed on stage. That includes messages on signs or clothes. Anyone who violates this may be disqualified from the competition.
No political or religious statement on stage. Anyone who violates this may be disqualified from the competition.
Do not use any sort of projectile at all! Nothing must leave your person while you are on the stage. Anyone who violates this rule may be disqualified from the competition and may be asked to leave the convention area.
No flashpots, explosive devices, or similar special effects are to be used. Anyone who violates this rule may be disqualified from the competition and may be asked to leave the convention area.
All prop weapons must conform to the Guidelines, which is as follows:
All applicants must be signed up by a pre-determined time to be announced, sign ups will be at the Big Lick Entertainment booth.
All judging will be done while applicant showcases costume while on stage. Costumes will be judged on creativity, authenticity to character inspiration and originality to character, and realism.
Costumes must be self-contained.
Participants in the Cosplay Contest are not allowed to use unaltered store-bought, professionally made, or rented costumes. Store-bought, professionally made, or rented props, wigs, and/or costume pieces, however, are allowed.
Do not enter or exit the stage except at the designated points.
Each contestant may only enter one costume into competition.
Large elaborate costumes must be handled by the contestant and/or assistants the contestant brings to help. Big Lick Comic-Con will not be able to provide assistants.