Cosplay Contest

Show us what you got! Display your craftsmanship and acting ability in the LibCon Cosplay Contest. Each location will host a Cosplay Contest for children (12 and under) at noon, for teens (ages 13-18 years old) at 4 p.m. and for adults (ages 19 and up) immediately following the teen contest. Rules >>

Each library location will award the following prizes:


1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will get to select a superhero Lego set.


  • 1st place – 1 pass to METROCON 2018
  • 2nd place - $50 gift card*
  • 3rd place - $25 gift card to Amazon


  • 1st place – 1 pass to METROCON 2018
  • 2nd place - $50 gift card*
  • 3rd place - $25 gift card to Amazon

* 2nd place gift card will be to JoAnn at the SouthShore Regional Library and to Amazon at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library.

Smash Bros. Tournament

Do you have what it takes to be the champion? Test your gaming might in our Smash Bros. Tournament taking place at both library locations at 1 p.m.

Winners at the SouthShore Regional Library will receive an Amazon gift card of $75 for 1st place and $25 for 2nd place. Tournament winners at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library will receive custom 1st and 2nd place trophies. All tournament winners will get to claim bragging rights until the next LibCon. Rules >>

Cosplay Contest Rules
  1. Contestants must register for the Cosplay Contests the day of LibCon.
  2. Registration closes ten 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. Judges will evaluate costumes according to the following criteria:
    • Attention to detail
    • Quality
    • Overall appearance
    • Functionality
    • Stage presence
  6. Actual weapons and other items considered dangerous by LibCon 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.
Smash Bros. Tournament Rules
  1. Registration is day of convention.
  2. Limited to 30 participants at the SouthShore Regional Library and 20 participants at the Jimmie B. Keel regional Library.
  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 5 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.

Contest prizes provided in part by these generous supporters:

  • Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library
  • Friends of the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library
  • METROcon

HCPLC employees and their families are not eligible to participate.