Cosplay/Costume Contest

Treasure Valley Comic Con Costume Contest!

Both Adult & Child Categories Available...

Costume Contest is 
sponsored by The Reveal!

ADULT Contest

Date/time:  Friday, July 7 at 6:30pm

Contestants must be registered attendees of the current year Treasure Valley Comic Con.

Contestants who enter the adult contest will need to place themselves in a category according to their age and experience level

Novice Class – This category is for contestants new to costuming or costume competitions.

Journeyman Class – This category is for contestants with acquired skill in costuming or competition.

Master Class – This category is for contestants with significant experience with costuming or costume competitions who wish to receive scrutiny and specific criticism regarding their costume

Adult Category- 18+ This Category is for adults 18 and up.  Store-bought costumes will not be judged. Your costume should be one you made or modified yourself. The Treasure Valley Comic Con contest rules are as follows:

  1. Costumes must be at least 30% modified from original piece. This applies specifically to accessories and the body of the costume; footwear and jewelry do not apply to the 30% rule.
  2. You can have had assistance for approximately 30% of your costume; if you had someone assist you with your costume, please inform the judges what work was done; including modifications to pre-existing materials and pre-purchased items.
  3. We will allow for a few minor pre-made and pre-purchased items.

We are looking for originality, craftsmanship and creativity.

Documentation of the costume is required; you may show reference pictures, inspiration pictures, progress pictures, design sketches and finished pictures must be in color. And you need to make sure to include four (4) copies, One (1) for each judge.

The Adult Category judging of the Treasure Valley Comic Con Costume Contest will occur in two phases:

  1. Contestants will have their costumes evaluated one on one prior to the presentation evaluation.
  2. Contestants will have their costumes evaluated on stage at the Presentation Evaluation.

Contestants must be ready to go 30 minutes prior to the presentation evaluation. 


During the One on One evaluation contestants will be judged on construction, sewing, fabrication, and over all appearance of costume.  Judges will verify original construction and modifications. Modifications will be carefully assessed by our judges.

Presentation Evaluation contestants will be judged on over all appearance, stage presence, character performance, creativity and originality.

The presentation evaluation for the Treasure Valley Comic Con Adult Costume Contest, to be held in front of a live audience the Auditorium, it is scheduled from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM on Friday July 7th, 2017. (the one on one evaluations will occur at this time as well).  Contestants need to be present and ready to go at 6:00PM

  • All costumes should provide enough coverage to be worn in public and should be in good taste and appropriate for a family-friendly show.

    No flash, fire, explosives, fireworks, smoke (including incense), fog (including dry ice), or incendiary devices, such as caps or smokers, will be allowed.
  • No chemicals, powders, thrown glitter or confetti will be allowed.

    If weapons are part of your costume, they must conform to the Treasure Valley Comic Con Weapons Policy:

    No sharp swords or knives or actual working weapons are allowed. Wood, rattan, bamboo, plastic, cardboard, foam, or rubber weapons are acceptable.  Inspection of all weapons will be required prior to the show, regardless of material. Contestants are responsible for their own weapons, and for moving them onto and off  the stage
  • No profanity will be allowed on stage. That includes messages on signs or clothes.


  • Winner of Each Category: $100 Gift Certificate to The Reveal
  • Overall Winner: $200 Gift Certificate to The Reveal

Sponsor of the Adult Contest

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CHILD Contest

Date/time:  Saturday, July 8 at 10:30am

Child Category 5-12

This category is for children who just want to show off their costume. 

  • Store bought costumes are permitted. 
  • Children are encouraged to be creative with their costumes.

Child Category (Teen) 12-17 

This category is for teens who are budding cosplayers and want the opportunity show off their costumes. 

  • Although store bought costumes are permitted teens should be encouraged to show off their own unique style. 
  • Originality and creativity will be given some weight during judging. 
  • Teens will be judged on over all appearance of costume and stage presence. 

If teens want to have their costumes evaluated one-on-one please let the Treasure Valley Comic Con Costume contest know and they will include them in the schedule; however, this evaluation will be just for the teen and allow them to obtain feedback from one of our Judges.

The Children’s Contest will occur on July 8th, 2017, from 10:30-11:30AM. 

Contestants need to be present and ready to go at 10:00AM


  • 1st place: $30 Cash Card and Gift Cauldron
  • 2nd place: $20 Cash Card and Gift Cauldron
  • 3rd place: $10 Cash Card and Gift Cauldron
  • Participation prizes will be distributed

Child Contest Sponsor


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