Sy-Con 2019

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Contest Rules


  • Contestants can register in person the day of the event, from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, outside the Theater.  No entries will be accepted after 12:00 PM.
  • Contestants will be judged based on their age category. Children Ages (3-K), (Grades 1-3) and (Grades 4-6). Adult/Teen Grades 7+. Children under 12 must have a caregiver in the audience at all times.
  • If competing as a group in the contest, groups may not exceed 5.
  • All costumes, including props and weapons, are subject to the approval of library staff at any time. We reserve the right to disallow or disqualify anyone from the contest for not following the rules and/or creating a hazardous environment for others. All cosplay contest participants should be respectful of other competitors and library staff.
  • Contestants must dress as a pop culture character from Anime, comics, movies etc. No original characters please!
  • Contestants will have up to 90 seconds on stage and should not exceed this limit.
  • No skits will be allowed during the contest due to time constraints.

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