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San Antonio Pop Con

Popular Culture Celebration at the San Antonio Public Library

Please Note

Cosplay contest guidelines will also follow the Pop Con general cosplay guidelines ie. all costumes must be family friendly and suitable for public display etc. See those guidelines on the General Pop Con Rules page.

Cosplay Contest

Cosplay Contest Rules and Information

Costume contest registration will begin at 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the contest registration table near the front entrance. Participants must check in and fill out an entry form at the table to receive a number. There are two categories: Kids-17 and under and Adults-18 and over.

Cosplay line-up by number will begin at 2:45 p.m. in the Cosplay Corner. Contest will begin promptly at 3:00 p.m. If you are not in line by 3 p.m. you will not be allowed to participate.

Rules for adult contestants: Costumes must be of original construction or show modification of pre-existing materials. No costumes are allowed that are purchased or otherwise obtained from a commercial source.  It is expected that some costumes may include some purchased items. As a general rule, at least 50% of the costume must have been created.

There are no costume rules for the 17 and under category, however more weight will be given to handmade costumes.

Contest participants will be allowed a maximum of 2 minutes on stage. Anyone lingering beyond that time may be disqualified.

New in 2020: Children's Costume Cavalcade

The Cavalcade will be held upstairs in the Children's area on the third floor. The event will be for children 12 and under. Each participant will receive a comic book.