NOV 16, 2024
FREDERICKSBURG CONVENTION CENTER
NOV 16, 2024 • Fredericksburg Convention Center • Fredericksburg, VA

ANIME FREDERICKSBURG COSPLAY CONTEST

GENERAL RULES

The rules on this page are subject to change, if you are interested in participating, please check the cosplay section of the website often to ensure you are aware of any updated/added/changed rules.

Be advised that signing up for any cosplay contest is an affirmation that you agree to adhere to the rules presented on the Anime Fredericksburg website as well as any decisions made by cosplay staff prior to, or during, Anime Fredericksburg.

All cosplay events/panels have the potential to be photographed/filmed/recorded in some fashion. These recordings may be used in future galleries or promotions. Signing up for, and/or attending, any cosplay event is done with the understanding that recording could occur at any time and permission is tacitly given for the participant’s likeness to be used.

  • You must be a registered Anime Fredericksburg attendee in order to compete.  Each member of your group must have a wristband, badge, or other form of attendee membership.

  • All costumes must cover “swimsuit areas” – no nudity. Body-paint costumes are not eligible for craftsmanship.

  • The contest is open to characters from published works; movies, TV shows, comic books, cartoons, video games and card games.

  • Anime Fredericksburg adheres to the “PG‐13 rule” when it comes to language and hand gestures on stage. Violation of this rule may cause you to be disqualified from the competition.

  • During the contest enter and exit the stage at the designated points only. Costumes must be handled by the contestant or by handler(s) the contestant brings to help.  Handlers are required to be registered attendees of the convention, and Anime Fredericksburg cannot provide on-stage assistants.

  • Contestants are not allowed to throw anything off the stage, nor use projectiles or use anything on stage that will leave a mess. This includes (but is not limited to) liquids, glitter and confetti.

  • No pyrotechnics, fire, explosive devices, live animals or similar special effects can be used during the competition; this includes smoke/smog machines and flash powder. Anyone who violates this rule may be disqualified from the competition and be asked to leave the convention area depending on the severity of the incursion. All prop weapons must conform to the Anime Fredericksburg prop policies, including being checked.

  • Children (age 15 and below, see Children’s Cosplay Competition for more details) who need a parent to accompany them on stage will need to compete in the Children’s Costume Competition instead of the main stage Costume Contest. However, parent/child teams are allowed to compete in the main stage competition together.

CATEGORIES

BEST ADULT COSPLAY
AGES 16 AND UP

BEST GROUP COSPLAY
2 MEMBERS OR MORE

BEST KID COSPLAY
AGES 15 AND UNDER

 

JUDGING TIME AND LOCATION

The Cosplay Contest will be held Saturday 3pm in the Exhibit Hall.

JUDGING
Judging starts at 3:00pm at the Main Stage and will end at 4:00pm. Please 

DANCE OFF
Join us for a dance battle at 4:30pm at the Main Stage.

WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Winners will be announced at the Main Stage following the Dance Off.

*There will not be early registration, please show up at the Main Stage at 3:00pm to be entered into the contest.

PRIZES

$100 Cash, a photo session with BC Photography, and a souvenir check will be awarded to the first place winner in each category.

$50 Cash will be awarded to the runner up winner for the Adult and Kid category.


2023 ANIME FREDERICKSBURG COSPLAY JUDGES

AstraVoidCosplay, Bat Von Boo, and Benjamin Banks.

FREDERICKSBURG CONVENTION CENTER
2371 CARL D SILVER PKWY
FREDERICKSBURG, VA 22401

SATURDAY
NOVEMBER 16TH, 2024
HOURS:
10AM-5PM