Cosplay Contest



Metrotham Con registration will be available on-site on Friday and Saturday. Please visit our booth in Cosplay Square to sign up.  Adult Cosplay Contest will be Saturday March 23rd 2019 starting at 5 PM. Kids Cosplay Contest will be Sunday March 24th 2019 starting at 1 PM. Closet Cosplay Contest will be Friday March 22nd 2019.


The following prizes will be awarded to category winners:

Best in Show — $500
Runner-Up — $250

Best Duo or Group- $150

Fan Favorite - Photo shoot with Cubster Cosplay Photography ($300 value)

Honorable Mention- Admission to Metrotham Con 2020

A Metrotham Con trophy will be awarded for all contest winners.

Everyone that enters will go into a drawing for a custom League of Legends prop. The prop will be displayed at the Cosplay Contest Registration booth.

Kids Cosplay Contest contestants must be 12 years of age or under.

Best Youth- $100

Fan Favorite- Photo shoot with Cubster Cosplay Photography ($300 value)

Anyone can enter the Closet Cosplay Contest 

Winner- $100 Con Credit


  • All contestants must have a badge/lanyard to Metrotham Con
  • All contestants must be 13 years of age or older to enter.
  • All contestants must adhere to the costume and prop policy.
  • No flagrant nudity “no costume is no costume”.
  • No live animals will be allowed on stage, with the exception of service animals if required by contestant.
  • No electrical power connections will be provided. If your costume requires power, it must be part of your costume design.
  • The contest director reserves the right to exclude any costume from the show that he/she deems inappropriate or for any reason the contest director determines to be sufficient.


Contestants will be judged on a point scale based of the following 3 criteria:

  1. Craftsmanship – How the entrant made their costume, use of materials and creativity
  2. Likeness/Detail – How close the contestant resembles the character they are cosplaying/detail on costume
  3. Presentation – How the entrant presents their costume to the judges in pre-judging and how the entrant showcases their costume on stage during the contest

Final points for judging will be awarded for stage presentation to the audience. Presentation is based on portrayal of the character on stage. Surprise the audience and judges but don’t surprise the organizer. Anything you want to do to captivate the audience/judges, please ask the contest organizer before doing it. Failure to do so can result in your disqualification from the contest!


Contestants are asked to arrive at the designated area ONE HOUR before the contest begins. Failure to arrive on time can result in disqualification from the contest. Only contestants will be allowed into the area at this time. At this time, the organizer will introduce the emcee and judges, and give general instructions. Contestants will be introduced on stage by the emcee, who will announce their name, character and where the character is from. Contestants will have a maximum of ONE MINUTE on stage. Groups will be allowed more time. Once the last contestant has left the stage, the judges will deliberate and the winners of each category will be brought back on stage.



Costume,Prop, & Weapon Rules