Cosplay Rules

Shoes are required at all times while in the public areas of the convention center. Even if a cosplay character goes barefoot, the cosplayer must wear shoes. Costumes and daily wear shall not expose the body in such a way as to be deemed indecent exposure per city of Auburndale ordinances. Private parts must be covered in an opaque material not subject to slippage or gaps. All costumes worn within the convention center must fit through a standard doorway. Any attendee wearing a bulky costume, or one with poor visibility, should have a handler available to escort him/her. In addition, please ensure any bulky costume is properly ventilated to prevent heat stroke. Any metal items used for cosplays are not allowed to have sharp or pointed edges that could potentially cause injury. No costume or prop may generate odor, smoke, or fog. If you wish to use such a device on stage for the cosplay contest, please speak with staff in advance, and we will decide if it is appropriate. No costumes may be realistic depictions of American Law Enforcement or current American Military uniforms, or have the words POLICE, POLICIA, SWAT, FBI, DEA, CIA or any other official Government Agency name or initials on them. If an official flag is used as part of a cosplay or as a prop it must be displayed with due respect.

Prop Rules and Guidelines

Cosplay props are to be checked in with Security at the registration area before they will be allowed in the convention area. Once an attendee has checked-in any props, he/she must keep them with him/her at all times while on the convention floor.


Cosplay Competition Rules

To enter the competition, you must register in the foyer of the Civic Center. Registration will close by Noon on Saturday. No late entrants will be accepted. If you are unable to register for the competition, you can still participate in the costume parade that will open the Cosplay Contest. See schedule for details. There are three categories: youth, group and individual. No more than 7 people allowed in the group competition. Prizes will be awarded for each category.