NITTANY CON COSPLAY CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES

The following rules apply to ALL entrants, be they Individual Entries or Group Entries. Whether entering solo or in a group of any size, every individual person in the show will be held to the rules below. Entry into the event is at the discretion of the event staff, and we reserve the right to reject ANY entrant whose costume does not adhere to these rules! This also goes for any entrant displaying disrespectful, rude or hostile behavior. 

CATEGORIES
Entries for this year's Nittany Comic Con will include two categories (Best in Show and Best Kid).  We will have prizes for the subcategories in each: 
                                                       
Best Hero
Best Villian
Best Anime Character
Age Group: 1-12
Age Group: 13-17
Best Group or Couple

Registration: No later than 1PM Saturday

Judging: 2:00PM Saturday (Judging will be held in Atrium. We will organize contestants by groups and judge all costumes before announcing prizes.)

Prizes: Immediately following costume contest (Likely 3:00PM Saturday) 

JUDGING
Judges will be scoring for the following categories: Creativity, Craftsmanship, Showmanship/Character Execution, and Originality.

ONE ENTRANT, ONE CATEGORY
Every entrant is limited to participating in ONE category. There will be no multiple registrations for any individual for more than one category, meaning you may ONLY register yourself as one member in a Group Entry, OR as an Individual Entry Participant. 

GROUP REGISTRATION
For those groups who are participating in a Group Entry must register the names of all individual participants and names of your costumes and theme i.e. DC Comics JLA Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. Group entries are a minimum of two (2) to a maximum of six (6) people. That means no more than 6 people are allowed in a group entry! No Exceptions! 


KID-FRIENDLY
There will be children present and your costumes and presentation should be suitable for ALL ages. 

AGE OF PARTICIPANTS
The minimum age for entrants is 1 years old for any category. NO EXCEPTIONS. All children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

ENTRANT ARRIVAL
On the day of the event, contestants must arrive no later than 1:00 pm to check in.

EXCEPTIONS
There will not be a contestant dressing area.  You are allowed to wear your costume on the convention floor during the day if you wish. 

PROHIBITED ITEMS
There is absolutely no fire, liquids, toxic substances, or anything that may cause danger for you or others allowed at the contest.  That includes all stage weapons, swords, guns, bows, etc.  If your costume requires a stage/fake bow or sword, we kindly ask that those items be foam, cardboard or plastic.  If they are not, you may be asked to leave the item in your vehicle/outside before registration, prior to entering the convention floor."

COSPLAY JUDGES NITTANY CON 2017

KIKI MICHELLE

"Kiki is a cosplayer from Williamsport, PA with experience in acting and entertaining. She plans to offer princess party packages in the future and organizes local events."

 

 

KAITLYN A/K/A “KAT”

"Kaitlyn (AKA Kat) of Zimniy Soldat Cosplay is a cosplayer with five years experience and a second-year Fashion Design major at 'The Art Institute of Pittsburgh' in PA. She has won multiple awards for her cosplay and now does commission work as a seamstress and chainmailer"

STEVEN ANNA

"Steve of Evanescent Props is a cosplayer of 6 years. He has won multiple awards for his costumes and now runs his business making and selling costumes and props. He does party entertainment and travels for conventions."