Kids Cosplay Contest Rules

Sugoi Pop Con Kids Costume Contest Rules & Guidelines

Sugoi Pop Con loves cosplay! Especially children in cosplay! Here’s your chance to show off
your amazing costume! Contestants will be judged on Overall Appearance, Originality, and
Stage Presence.

Official Rules:

  • The Kids Costume Contest will be Sunday June 23, 2024, at 2:00 pm EST.
  • Contestants will be asked to sign up at Duske2Dawne’s cosplay table any time on
    Saturday or before 1:00 pm on Sunday.
  • The contest will be capped at 20 contestants.
  • There will be no online sign-ups or pre-judging.
  • You must have a Sunday/Weekend ticket to participate.
  • There will be prizes for first, second and third.
  • Prizes will consist of merchandise (examples might be artwork, books and statues), and
    passes to other cons.
  • Entrants must be onsite, in cosplay, and ready to go at least 15 minutes before the
  • Store-bought costumes are permitted. This is a costume contest (vs. a cosplay contest).
  • Your costume and presentation should be suitable for ALL ages. This is a family friendly
  • If you need any assistance, you may have one person to help you.
  • For safety reasons the following isn’t allowed: projectiles of any kind (darts, pellets, or
    even water), aerosol spray, pyrotechnics like fire, bubbles, smoke, or fireworks. No mess
    is to be left on stage after your presentation.
  • Please refer to Sugoi Pop Con costume and weapon policy.
  • Live animals are not allowed during the show unless they are a service animal.
  • If you break any equipment or cause any damage to the facility, you will be responsible
    for paying to replace it. Be aware of cords, curtains, screens, etc.
  • ANY Sugoi Pop Con staff, volunteers, celebrities or cosplay guests are prohibited from
    entering the contest.
  • Entry into the event is at the discretion of the event staff, and we reserve the right to
    reject ANY entrant who does not adhere to these rules or whose costume is in violation
    of them.

If you have questions or concerns, feel free to email the cosplay coordinator at
We hope to see you at the competition!