Each year we hold a cosplay contest, and for 2019, we’re also featuring a free photo booth at our event. For more information about the contest, please see below.


Think you have the best cosplay? Then why don’t you show it off at Pop Con? Register and enter for a chance to be the best in cosplay at Pop Con! Each category winner will be awarded a certificate of achievement and a small prize!

Here’s how to get ready:

  • Register as a contestant
  • Fill out the correct information boxes
  • Be sure to provide a link to images of your outfit
  • Hit submit
  • Arrive at the event, with ticket in hand, and a copy of your cosplay registration

Registration for the contest closes at midnight two nights before the event.


Our contests are divided into four categories.

  • Beginner Level
  • Advanced Level
  • Kid’s Category (for 12 and under)

Entry to our cosplay contest is free, but a ticket is required to enter Pop Con. 

What to expect at the contest:


Pre-judging starts the moment you sign up/check-in at the Cosplay Judges' table. Pre-judging will end at 3 PM, with the contest/award ceremony starting at 4 PM.


Be prepared to answer the following questions from the judges,

  1. What parts were made by you?
  2. Was any part of your costume made by someone else?


Small skits, limited to 30 seconds, are allowed at sign up/check-in, but no services will be allowed to accommodate music. Skits are optional.


Due to space limitations, skits must be simple, short, and contained within the space in front of the Cosplay Judges' table (6 feet long by 3 feet wide).

Failure to willingly comply with Pop Culture Convention’s official cosplay rules and weapons policy may result in ejection from the convention (without a refund), if necessary.


***All rules and regulations are subject to change.***

Pop Culture Convention reserves the right to inspect all costumes and weapons on an individual basis in order to ensure that the event remains completely safe and family-friendly. Those who violate these rules assume all responsibility in the event of injury.