Contests

Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library

Cosplay Contest

Show us what you got! Display your craftsmanship and acting ability in the LibCon Cosplay Contest at 4:30 pm in the Event Room. One winner takes all! The winner will receive two VIP passes to METROCON 2017! Rules >>

Smash Bros. Tournament

Test your gaming might in our Smash Bros. Tournament! First and second place finishers get custom trophies and bragging rights until the next LibCon. The tournament starts at 1 pm in the Gaming Room. Rules >>


Visit the Information Desk at LibCon to register for either contest.

SouthShore Regional Library

Cosplay Contest

Show off your costume at the LibCon Cosplay Contest at 12 p.m. in Community Room 1. There will be three age categories: 12 and under, 13-18 years old, and 19 and up. Winners from each category will receive $20, $30, and $50 gift cards to Amazon, respectively! Rules >>

Smash Bros. Tournament

Do you have what it takes to be the champion? First and second place winners will receive $75 and $25 gift cards, respectively, to Amazon. The tournament will begin at 2 p.m. in Community Room 1. Rules >>


Please visit the registration tables at LibCon to sign up for either contest.

Cosplay Contest Rules

Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library

  1. Contestants must register for the Cosplay Contest the day of LibCon.
  2. Contest limited to ages 13+.
  3. Registration closes one hour before the contest.
  4. Costumes from all genres of fandom are acceptable. Original characters are welcome.
  5. The majority of your costume should be handmade, though found items and modifications are recognized as part of cosplay.
  6. Contestants are encouraged though not required to bring a reference photo of their character for the judges.
  7. Judges will evaluate costumes according to the following criteria:
    • Attention to detail
    • Quality
    • Overall appearance
    • Functionality
    • Stage presence
  8. Actual weapons and other items considered dangerous by LibCon Event staff are prohibited.
  9. Projectiles of any kind, either propelled or simply thrown, are prohibited.
  10. Nudity, offensive language, and unruly behavior is prohibited.
  11. Running, jumping, flipping and acrobatics are prohibited.
  12. Fire, glitter, water effects, and other “messy” stuff is prohibited.
  13. All portions of your costume must leave the stage with you.
Smash Bros. Tournament Rules

Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library

  1. Registration is day of convention.
  2. Currently limited to 20 participants.
  3. Tournament limited to ages 13+.
  4. Platform is Wii-U.
  5. Wii-U Pro controllers provided by LibCon, though you can bring your own Wii-U compatible controller to use if you wish.
  6. Matches are 1v1.
  7. Players are allowed 2 lives per round.
  8. Best 2 out of 3 to advance.
  9. Matches are set to 8 minutes.
  10. No camping
  11. No spamming.
  12. Custom moves are allowed.
  13. No equipment.
  14. First round stage is chosen via Random Omega.
  15. Second round stage is loser’s choice.
  16. Switching characters between rounds is allowed - winner gets first choice

Banned stages*:

  • 75m
  • Flat Zone X
  • Gamer
  • Garden of Hope
  • Gaur Plain
  • Jungle Hijinxs
  • Kalos Pokémon League
  • Mario Circuit
  • Mario Circuit Brawl
  • Midgar
  • Mushroom Kingdom U
  • Norfair
  • Orbital Gate Assault
  • Pacland
  • Palutena's Temple
  • Pilotwings
  • Port Town Aero Dive
  • Pyrosphere
  • Skyloft
  • Super Mario Maker
  • Temple
  • The Great Cave Offensive
  • Wily Castle
  • Windy Hill Zone
  • Woolly World
  • Wrecking Crew
  • Wuhu Island
  • Yoshi's Island
  • Custom Stages are also banned

*Normal versions of these stages are banned, but players can pick the Omega versions.

Cosplay Contest Rules

SouthShore Regional Library

  1. Contestants must register for the Cosplay Contest the day of LibCon.
  2. Registration five minutes before the contest.
  3. Costumes from all genres of fandom are acceptable. Original characters are welcome.
  4. The majority of your costume should be handmade, though found items and modifications are recognized as part of cosplay.
  5. Contestants are encouraged though not required to bring a reference photo of their character for the judges.
  6. Judges will evaluate costumes according to the following criteria:
    • Attention to detail
    • Quality
    • Overall appearance
    • Functionality
    • Stage presence
  7. Actual weapons and other items considered dangerous by LibCon Event staff are prohibited.
  8. Projectiles of any kind, either propelled or simply thrown, are prohibited.
  9. Nudity, offensive language, and unruly behavior is prohibited.
  10. Running, jumping, flipping and acrobatics are prohibited.
  11. Fire, glitter, water effects, and other “messy” stuff is prohibited.
  12. All portions of your costume must leave the stage with you.
Smash Bros. Tournament Rules

SouthShore Regional Library

  1. Registration is day of convention.
  2. Currently limited to 20 participants.
  3. Tournament limited to ages 13+.
  4. Platform is Wii-U.
  5. Wii-U Pro controllers provided by LibCon, though you can bring your own Wii-U compatible controller to use if you wish.
  6. Matches are 1v1.
  7. Players are allowed 2 lives per round.
  8. Best 2 out of 3 to advance.
  9. Matches are set to 8 minutes.
  10. No camping
  11. No spamming.
  12. Custom moves are allowed.
  13. No equipment.
  14. First round stage is chosen via Random Omega.
  15. Second round stage is loser’s choice.
  16. Switching characters between rounds is allowed - winner gets first choice

Banned stages*:

  • 75m
  • Flat Zone X
  • Gamer
  • Garden of Hope
  • Gaur Plain
  • Jungle Hijinxs
  • Kalos Pokémon League
  • Mario Circuit
  • Mario Circuit Brawl
  • Midgar
  • Mushroom Kingdom U
  • Norfair
  • Orbital Gate Assault
  • Pacland
  • Palutena's Temple
  • Pilotwings
  • Port Town Aero Dive
  • Pyrosphere
  • Skyloft
  • Super Mario Maker
  • Temple
  • The Great Cave Offensive
  • Wily Castle
  • Windy Hill Zone
  • Woolly World
  • Wrecking Crew
  • Wuhu Island
  • Yoshi's Island
  • Custom Stages are also banned

*Normal versions of these stages are banned, but players can pick the Omega versions.

Contest prizes at the SouthShore Regional Library are provided in part by these generous supporters:

  • Hollywood Comics and Collectibles
  • Right Stuf Anime
  • PaperFilms
  • Macmillan
  • Simon & Schuster
  • First Second Books
  • Sourcebooks
  • Curiosity Quills
  • Darkwater Syndicate

Contest prizes at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library are provided in part by these generous supporters:

  • Friends of the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library
  • METROcon
HCPLC employees and their families are not eligible to participate.