Shuto Con - Clara Cow's Cosplay Cup

• Time slots will be given on a "first come first serve" basis upon completion of registration.
• A valid Shuto Con badge is required to enter the competition. Those without a badge will not be admitted into competition areas (judging rooms, backstage, ect.).
• Damage to Shuto Con or hotel equipment will cause automatic disqualification and you will be held liable for its replacement.
• Cosplay entries of both eastern and western media will be permitted in the competition; however, original characters and/or self-created variants of other pre-existing characters will not be permitted to enter the competition.
• Entrants should plan to report to Cosplay Ops at least ten minutes prior to their assigned time slot. If your slot is called and you are not present, we will ask you to wait until the judging has finished. If there is leftover time, the judges will judge you upon their discretion.
• When you enter the room, your reference material will be required and you will have five to ten minutes to explain details of how you constructed your cosplay.
• Your cosplay will be photographed for later reference and comparison.
• Audio for on-stage performance must be pre-recorded and not exceed two minutes and thirty seconds. However, each team will have 30 seconds for set-up. Set-up time will not count towards the performance time.
• Small props may be store bought.
• Only up to four props may be used.
• The first and last hour of each judging day will be open judging on a “first come first serve” basis.
• Cosplay quality will account for 60% of the judging.
• Overall performance will account for 40% of the judging.


• Each team must consist of two cosplayers. There are no single entries.
• Entrants must be 18 years or older as of 15 June 2018.
• All entrants will be required to present a full color, printed reference image of your cosplay character at the time of your judging. As this will be attached to your judging form, art books or any other digital presentation will not be accepted.
• 100% of the cosplay entered must be handcrafted. Note: one team member can not do all the work. One team member can craft the cosplay, however, the other team member must have helped with either the walk-on performance or prop crafting.
• Audio for on-stage performance must be pre-recorded and not exceed two minutes and thirty-seconds.
• Cheating will not be tolerated. If we believe that you have entered a purchased or commissioned cosplay and are taking the credit for the work, the judges reserve the right to disqualify you from the competition.
• Please keep all entries PG-13 or "beach legal". Nudity will not be tolerated.

If you have decided after sign-up that you will no longer participate in the competition, please contact the director of cosplay as soon as possible so the open time slot may be filled by another entrant within a reasonable time. Email cancellation notices to Charlii O'Deay at

Our rules will differ slightly from the official Clara Cow's Cosplay Cups Rules. Please have a clear understanding of the C4 rules before entering. The team moving on to the finals will have to to abide by the Clara Cow's Cosplay Cup Rules.


Have fun!

Remember, Shuto Con is a Safe Space. Please be respectful toward other Cosplayers and attendees.

Applicants are considered for entry without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, national origin, age, or physical or mental disabilities.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about the competition, please contact:
Charlii O'Deay
Director of Cosplay
Shuto Con 2018

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