Introducing ReaperCon's first ever Costume Contest! We had such a fun time last ReaperCon with the Costume Parade that we wanted to try something new. This contest will be more relaxed than other convention contests so don't worry. We're accepting of all kinds of costumes, hand made or store bought. We just want to see what you all can come up with and celebrate the creativity and ingenuity of our community!
Please pick up and fill out the required introduction card so that we may be able to introduce you properly during the contest. There will be two main categories: Adult and Children. The Children's category will be for children 16 or younger. Group entries are welcome! Please see the rules before signing up to ensure everyone's safety.
When: Friday, September 3rd at 7pm CST on the Main Stage. How: Costume Contest Registration will be available at the Registration Desk as soon as the doors open and be available up until 5pm on Friday. Line-up: Friday, September 3rd at 6:00pm CST in the back hall, you will be directed and guided here.
Main Categories: Adult and Children. Judges: Taylor, Lauren, and a mystery judge! Awards: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes!
Please see the rules before signing up to ensure everyone's safety.
General Rules for the Competition
You must be a registered ReaperCon attendee in order to compete in the Costume Contest. Additionally, each member of your group (should it apply) must have a ticket/badge in order to participate and walk the Main Stage.
In order to walk the Main Stage, you must be lined up and participate in a mandatory walk through of the event before the show. The time will be posted on the sign up sheet at Registration. This is so we can explain how the show will proceed.
A card/form will be given to you upon registration of the event to fill out for your introduction. Include your name, your character's name, and something to help introduce you such as where your character comes from (i.e. fandom) or a fun fact.
All costumes must cover "swimsuit areas" – no nudity will be allowed. We want costumes to be "family friendly" and appropriate. Some sort of foot covering or shoes will be required for your own safety. All prop weapons must conform to the ReaperCon prop policies as well.
You are not required to have hand make your costume in order to enter the contest. This is a relaxed contest to show off your creativity and expression. We are here to have fun!
The contest is open to any characters from movies, TV shows, comics, video games, and board games. You are also able to enter "Original Characters" as well! Just let us know a little about them to introduce you.
ReaperCon adheres to the "PG‐13 rule" when it comes to language and hand gestures on stage. We are open to all ages and will like to keep it appropriate.
During the contest, enter and exit the stage at the designated points only. Contestants are not allowed to throw anything off the stage, nor use projectiles. All participants are also encouraged to keep at least one foot on the stage at all times. No pyrotechnics, fire, explosive devices, or special effects can be used.
ReaperCon is unable to do lighting cues or effects during your walk. ReaperCon will also not be able to play music, sound cues, or videos while on stage.
Anyone can enter with any sort of costume as long as it is family friendly
Store bought, hand made, made by a friend, we just want to see everyone have fun!
You can even come up on stage in groups!
MUST BE FAMILY FRIENDLY!
We have a few categories we are judging on, but will be able to judge anyone and everyone, so you do not have to make it yourself
Those who enter will need to be ready ahead of time for a brief walkthrough and explanation of how we are doing the contest (About an hour ahead of time)
Please be aware that there may be pictures taken for our social media, so be ready and prepared
The goal of this year is to have fun! We had so much fun with the parade last time, that we wanted to show you guys off a little more. This contest will be less serious than those at other conventions, but we still want to see what everyone can come up with and celebrate a different type of creativity!
* Please Note:All costume events have the potential to be photographed/filmed/recorded in some form. These recordings may be used in future galleries or promotions. Signing up for, and/or attending, any costume event is done with the understanding that recording could occur at any time, and permission is given for the participant's likeness to be used upon participating and signing up for this event. The rules are subject to change as needed.