We are currently planning for our costume contest to be held on Saturday the 18th. We are working on a Best Individual and a Best Group contest. As things become clearer, this will be updated.
Sign up will be available all day, up to 1 hour before the contest OR until we run out of spots (so sign up early).
Contest will be open to ages 13 and older. We will likely find a way to have a childrens cosplay event as well.
This is a family friendly contest with children in attendance, so lets avoid overt nudity or gore.
Real firearms are not permitted. Real swords, knives, etc must be approved by security and Heroes Assemble staff.
No glitter, confetti, pyrotechnics, live flames, fireworks, projectiles, or smoke generators of any kind are permitted.
No live animals will be permitted except for service animals.
If you require a handler to enter and/or exit the stage, please consult the con staff so that we can make arrangements.
A short skit or performance is not required, but adds flavor to your walk on. Performances are capped at one minute.
Costumes that require power must be self-contained. There can be no extension cords on stage due to safety concerns.
Due to the convention’s potential liability, no acrobatics are allowed during a performance.
No “horseplay” or other rude behavior. Contestants may be held liable if found to have damaged another contestant’s costume or belongings or the facility itself. Rude behavior includes both physical and verbal assaults to another individual.
Participants will be required to sign a video/photography release and participants under the age of 18 must have a written release from a parent or guardian.
Staff members and invited guests/attractions are not eligible for cosplay contests.
Michaela Lee, also known as Mika Cosplay/ 01Mika is an actress, cosplayer, and Twitch streamer. Although Mika is new to the industry, she has blown up quickly being sponsored by the largest cosplay costume companies, on the cover of cosplay magazines and novels, starring in films & music videos, and growing an amazing, supportive Twitch community. When in doubt strike up a conversation about League of Legends with her.
Vrokar has been cosplaying since 2016 and is easily most recognized for his incredible portrayal of Deadpool. When he’s not running around at conventions cracking jokes and causing shenanigans, he spends most of his cosplay time Volunteering with Stillbrave, a Children’s Cancer charity based in DC. Additionally he is the Director of Community Outreach for The Once upon a Foundation, another Children’s Charity organization. He also greatly enjoys the challenges and learning that comes from every new prop or armor piece he builds for himself and others. Check him out on Instagram @Vrokar
Mostly known for her Assassin's Creed and Bloodrayne cosplays, Summer Noelle has been cosplaying for over a decade and has appeared at many conventions up and down the east coast.
Summer is no stranger when it comes to stepping out of her comfort zone, especially when it comes to making a costume. She is constantly trying to improve her skills and push the limit on her cosplaying abilities. Working with a wide variety of materials from Foam to Latex, furs, and more, Summer has proven that she can "make anything work."
"The Finest: A G.I. Joe Costume Club" is the world’s premier international G.I. Joe costuming organization. Founded in 2007, the Finest has expanded to include more than 350 members in approximately 40 US states and nine countries. The club celebrates G.I. Joe through the creation and wearing of high-quality costumes and props based upon canon characters from the G.I. Joe universe. Each year, club members appear and exhibit at more than 100 pop-culture conventions, parades, and other events worldwide. Since 2007, the Finest has used our love for GI Joe to raise more than $120,000, with all proceeds donated to military and veteran organizations such as K9s For Warriors and the USO!
The Finest maintains a very high standard of professional-quality costumes. Our members spend considerable time, effort, and finances on creating highly-detailed costumes as accurate as possible, and given the global exposure and partnerships with high-profile charity organizations, the club strives to maintain a high standard of costume excellence.
Find out more at www.TheFinestCC.com!
The Rebel Legion is an international Star Wars costuming organization. They're the good guys!
The 501st Legion is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans. While it is not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., it is Lucasfilm's preferred Imperial costuming group. Star Wars, its characters, costumes, and all associated items are the intellectual property of Lucasfilm. ©2014 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™ All rights reserved. Used under authorization.
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