Rules and Regulations §Register at the Cosies Table. §There will be a maximum of 50 slots allowed to compete in the contest. We will be taking waiting list entries after the initial 50 contestants have signed up. Upon registration, you will be given a lineup number. That is your slot in the contest. You must arrive at the Arbor Theatre 1 hour prior to the start of the contest. If you have not checked in, you run the risk of having your spot in the contest taken by someone on the waiting list. §This is a family-friendly event – please keep that in mind when putting together your costume and presentation. No nudity allowed, this entails inappropriate exposure of private body parts. We reserve the right to refuse your costume if it is deemed too inappropriate. §We ask that all contestants adhere to the Cons Weapons Policy. If you have a prop or weapon that falls outside of the policy it must be pre-approved prior to entry. Approval to use said prop or weapon does NOT give you permission to walk the convention floor with that item. You can find the policy at http://www.steamhousecoffeeco.com/cosplay-policies.html §An adult must accompany all contestants under the age of 16. The adult doesn’t have to accompany the entrant on stage during the presentation or backstage ahead of time – just in the holding area. §The Cosies will video and take photos of the contest entrants. By entering the contest, the entrant enters an agreement that allows the Cosies to use their likeness and image in any current/future advertisement, promotion, or publicity for Cosies events. www.norcalcosies.com
cosplay contest rules
.Rules and Regulations:
All contestants must provide a filled out/signed waiver form in order to participate (one form per person).
All contestants must provide the following: First & Last name, Age, Phone Number (cell is preferred), email address, street address.
For description of costumes, contestants must provide the following: Name of character, character origin (what story is the character from), name of costume maker/designer. Provide details of costume construction (please include photos, even if the costume is still in progress) , including materials used. This is also required for props.
For description of performances, contestants must include: the length of time (performances should be no longer than 2 minutes), names of stage ninjas (if needed), and any introductions that the contestants would like the MC to announce prior to the performance.
Any desired audio should be sent immediately (recorded dialogue is required if a script is involved). If unable to send by email, a personalized flash drive is required. If audio is needed but not produced, standard audio will be provided. No strong, suggestive themes are allowed in audio (sexual, profanity, etc.).
Only one contestant can sign up for only one entry. No contestant or entry is allowed to appear onstage more than once. No exceptions.
All contestants must provide legal, picture identification when checking in. Legal guardians must be present if a contestant is under 18.
Checking in is mandatory. Failing to do so at the appropriated time, without prior consultation, will result in removal of contestants from roster.
Consultation is required beforehand if: a contestant desires using extreme stunts or hazardous material for a performance, interaction with people off-stage is desired, a costume or prop is not of manageable size, or if they possess material that can cause a mess.
All constructed costumes & props are to be made without monetary compensation (no one should be paid to make the stuff). Any pre-made & pre-bought articles used are required in the costume description.
CONTESTANTS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED IF ANY REQUIRED INFORMATION IS OMITTED. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION AND EMAIL TO STEAMCOFFEES@GMAIL.COM