CFE Masquearde Ball Official Cosplay Contest Rules

 

  • Contestants must be ages 16 and up. 

  • Carolina Fan Expo staff is ineligible to compete in the Cosplay contest. 

  • There are 99 spots available in the various categories available. 

  • GROUPS:

    • Count as one entry. 

    • Groups can be no larger than five participants. 

  • PROPS:

    • Costumes and props must be worn and carried with no risk to property and people. 

  • REGISTRATION:

    • Contestants can register for the contest between 8 pm and 10 pm. 

  • JUDGING:

    • Judging will be done via secret ballot by an unspecified team of evaluators.

    • Winner (s) will be announced at 11:30 pm.

    • Decisions of judges are final.  

    • Places will be determined by the number of total participants and will not be separated by gender or age.

  • INELIGIBLE COSTUMES:

    • No electrical power will be provided by costumes.

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    • No glitter, confetti, pyrotechnics, live flame, or smoke generators of any kind are allowed. 

    • Any costume that “makes a mess” will not be allowed.

    •  Excessive blood or gore, overly sexual, or otherwise inappropriate costumes will be ineligible for entry. 

    • Nudity is not permitted…no costume means no costume!

  • PHOTOGRAPHY :

    • Pictures will be taken during judging of all participants.

    • These pictures will be used for record and promotional purposes.

    • By entering the costume contest, you are agreeing to allow your image to be used in future advertising efforts.