Cosplay Contest

Show us what you got! Display your craftsmanship, excitement of diverse superheroes and acting ability in the AfroCon Cosplay Contest.


Prizes will be awarded in each category for Best Youth Artist (Youth Age 0-13) and Best Adult Artist (Age 14+)

  • 1st Place: $25 Amazon gift card
  • 2nd Place: Superhero poster
  • 3rd Place: Superhero swag

Contest Rules

  1. Contestants must register for the Cosplay Contests the day of AfroCon.
  2. Registration closes ten minutes before the contest.
  3. Costumes from all genres of fandom are acceptable but diverse characters are encouraged. 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. Judges will evaluate costumes according to the following criteria:
    • Celebration of diversity
    • Attention to detail
    • Quality
    • Overall appearance
    • Stage presence
  6. Actual weapons and other items considered dangerous by AfroCon event staff are prohibited.
  7. Projectiles of any kind, either propelled or simply thrown, are prohibited.
  8. Nudity, offensive language, and unruly behavior is prohibited.
  9. Running, jumping, flipping and acrobatics are prohibited.
  10. Fire, glitter, water effects, and other “messy” stuff is prohibited.
  11. All portions of your costume must leave the stage with you.