SHENANDOAH COMIC AND TOY SHOW
You must be a registered Shenandoah Comic and Toy Show attendee in order to compete. Each member of your group must have a wristband, badge, or other form of attendee membership.
All costumes must cover “swimsuit areas” – no nudity. Body-paint costumes are not eligible for craftsmanship.
The contest is open to characters from published works; movies, TV shows, comic books, cartoons, video games and card games.
Shenandoah Comic and Toy Show adheres to the “PG‐13 rule” when it comes to language and hand gestures on stage. Violation of this rule may cause you to be disqualified from the competition.
During the contest enter and exit the stage at the designated points only. Costumes must be handled by the contestant or by handler(s) the contestant brings to help. Handlers are required to be registered attendees of the convention, and Shenandoah Comic and Toy Show cannot provide on-stage assistants.
Contestants are not allowed to throw anything off the stage, nor use projectiles or use anything on stage that will leave a mess. This includes (but is not limited to) liquids, glitter and confetti.
No pyrotechnics, fire, explosive devices, live animals or similar special effects can be used during the competition; this includes smoke/smog machines and flash powder. Anyone who violates this rule may be disqualified from the competition and be asked to leave the convention area depending on the severity of the incursion. All prop weapons must conform to the Shenandoah Comic and Toy Show prop policies, including being checked.
Children (age 15 and below, see Children’s Cosplay Competition for more details) who need a parent to accompany them on stage will need to compete in the Children’s Costume Competition instead of the main stage Costume Contest. However, parent/child teams are allowed to compete in the main stage competition together.
BEST ADULT COSPLAY
AGES 16 AND UP
BEST GROUP COSPLAY
3 OR MORE MEMBERS ON THEME
BEST KID COSPLAY
AGES 15 AND UNDER
JUDGING TIME AND LOCATION
JUDGING WILL BE HELD AT THE BACK OF THE EXHIBIT HALL
4:00PM COSPLAY DANCE OFF
WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT 4:15 PM