Costume Contest

Original MarsCon Masquerade

Returning once again will be the Saturday Night Costume Contest. 

The contest will be held in the large auditorium.

Costume Contest Rules*

Note: The Charity Auction will not be interspersed during the contest.

The Registration table will be in the Artist Alley.  You can register Friday from open to close of artist alley.  Saturday until noon.

No downloading of forms are required.

Just bring an introduction to be read by the announcer during your presentation.

We will help with character description or quotable.


There will be four (4) separate costume classes (see below).


Pre-judging information will be given during registration.


Category Age(s) Additional Info
Children Contestants under 12 yrs Each child must be accompanied by an adult at all times for safety (no exceptions). Accompanying adult will not be judged.  If child is not with an adult and under 12 years old, they can NOT participate.
Beginners 13 Yrs and Over For new or Novice Costumers still learning to make costumes. Teenagers under 18 yrs will automatically be placed into this category.  If not in a group or advanced.
Advanced Open to all ages For experienced costume makers – those REALLY GOOD at making costumes.
Group Open to all ages Open to all groups.

About the Categories – If unsure of which to choose and over 12, select Beginner category.

  • Costumes will be pre-judged. Be sure to check the schedule when you register to verify time and location of pre-judging. If you are not present for pre-judging, you will not be allowed to participate in the contest.


      • Child category will not be pre – judged.
      • Beginners category will have an informal meeting with judges.  This is less intimidating for those new to contestants.  Check for time when registering.
      • Music is not required, but if it is included in your presentation, bring your selection in CD or MP3 format to registration.



Prize Categories:

Prizes will be announced during contest.  For a look at this years contest winners Check it out here!

  • Child Category
  • Beginner Category
  • Advanced Category
  • Over All Category
  • Group category

Costumes MUST cover “Your Naughty Bits”!

Please be aware that photos may be posted on the internet.  If unsure, inquire during contest registration.
*Rules may be subject to change. Download a PDF of the rules.

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