Costumed audience members may also be selected to come onstage and show off their creations, and there will be random prizes and swag. Temple Fugate will emcee to make sure festivities start and end one time. Don’t be late! Don’t miss this ECCC highlight!
Contestant Registration: Contestants must apply prior to the Con using our online application which will be open until March 5. Main contest will be on a first apply/first served basis and space is limited.
There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards for each contest category and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will go toward overall category winners. We will also have a group category and Masters’ Category with special awards and prizes. NOTE: preliminary judging is part of the process and happens during the day Saturday for each category: being a contestant will mean donning your attire once during the day for pre-judging and again as determined for the evening event. All pre-judging finalists will be expected to then be ready and in the designated staging area by 7 pm that evening.
Contestants must be 16 years or older, and costumes must follow general Convention rules of safety and decency. To keep the event streamlined we have a limited number of categories. Choose the appropriate category when applying. You may be asked to shift if ECCC feels your costume better fits another category. To keep things streamlined, group entries cannot also apply as individual entries.
MASTERS Category: to be eligible to apply for this category you must have a minimum of two previous costumes, and submit photos for each costume for consideration. There is no theme: costume may belong to any of the 5 general categories. This is a very limited category and we will select from the best previous work provided. If you are not included in the final roster for the Masters Category you may be invited to participate in one of the general contest categories instead.
Thanks again for helping make this an unforgettable event!
KIDS! (and parents): We will also be having a Kid's Costume Contest for all ages under 16. Check the Convention Schedule for details.