Contest registration will be 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Igo Branch Library
on the day of Pop Madness. Contest line-up begins at 3:45 p.m.
Cosplay Contest Rules and Information
Costume contest registration will begin at 10 a.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:12-18 and Adults:19 and over.
Cosplay line-up by number will begin at 20 minutes before the contest outside at the back of the Igo library. If you are not in line by five minutes until the contest time 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 18 and under category, however more weight will be given to handmade costumes. This year we will not allow participants under the age of 12. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Contest participants will be allowed a maximum of 2 minutes on stage. Anyone lingering beyond that time may be disqualified.
Winners in both categories will receive 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies. You may enter as a couple or a group but one one trophy will be awarded to winners.
Check out our virtual winners from 2021.
Children 11 and younger can be in our Costume Cavalcade!
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 Madness Rules page.