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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 10 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: Children-17 and under and Adults-18 and over.

Cosplay line-up by number will begin at 2:45 p.m. near the auditorium door. 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 significant modification of pre-existing materials. No costumes are allowed that are purchased or otherwise obtained from a commercial source. This is a show of creativity and craftsmanship, not shopping ability. 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 children's category, however more weight will be given to costumes which are handmade.

Contest participants will be allowed a maximum of 30 seconds on stage. Anyone lingering beyond that time will be disqualified.