Registration: Sunday, July 31st. 11am to 1:30pm. The registration table will be located at Kati Coe’s booth. You must register to be a valid participant.

Childrens Costume Showcase begins at 2pm, and will be held in the Cosplay Room. Anyone 12 and under may enter! Everyone’s a winner, in the showcase!

Adults Cosplay Contest begins at 3pm, and will also be held in the Cosplay Room.

Youth (ages 13-18)
Adult (ages 19 and up)

Participants will be judged on Craftsmanship, Presentation, and Creativity.

We request that all winners be willing to spend a few minutes after the contest for photo ops.

Please take a moment to review the official rules. Remember, this is a family friendly event and while having fun is important to us all, we ask that you remain respectful to those around you.

We can’t wait to see you, and your great costumes, at Columbia Comic Con!

Entry into the event is at the discretion of the event staff, and we reserve the right to deny any entrant who does not adhere to the rules.

Your costume and presentation should be suitable for all ages. No profanity, lewd behavior, or obscene messages on signs or clothing. Anyone who breaks this rule will be disqualified.

Any participants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

No pyrotechnics, live flame or smoke generators of any kind are permited. Projectile glitter, confetti, or liquid, is not allowed. Anything that may cause you or someone else harm, is strictly prohibited.

No functional weapons are allowed at Columbia Comic Con. Please do not bring real swords, firearms, or any other authentic weapon. Only props are allowed. Simulated or costume weapons are allowed as part of your costume. No projectile weapons (including but not limited to airsoft or paintball weapons) will be allowed. Weapons with a metal blade, regardless if it is dull or sharp, are prohibited.

All simulated or costume weapons are subject to inspection by security or convention staff. Participants found to be in violation of these rules will be subject to removal from the show.