Black Hills Con

Black Hills Con

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Contest Rules

Black Hills Costume Contest Rules:

  • All contestants must abide by the rules of the main con 
  • Contestants must follow given directions when interacting with the cosplay competition 
  • Signup will close 2 hours prior to the contest and thus all cosplayers must sign up before then. 
  • Failure to Show up at the given check-in time will result in disqualification. 
  • You must choose a category in which you qualify for, so read the descriptions carefully 
  • Each contestant may only sign up for one category.
  • Contestants that will be judged should bring a reference photo (preferably printed)
  • The con has the right to disqualify/remove competitors for any reason beyond these rules. 

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Cosplay Competition

The Cosplay Competition is an event where people of different skill sets and backgrounds get to show off their costuming skills and have a chance to compete for prizes. 

Sections:

Children's:

This section is for anyone ages 12 and under. No judging will take place. Home made and bought costumes alike are welcome. Just show up and show off your costume. This section will not be judged and thus will not be awarded rankings. We will require all participants in this section to show up at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled time for the competition.

Exhibition

This section is for Anyone age 13 or older who either: have not made/altered any aspect of their costumes, or do not wish to be judged. This is your time to show off your costume to the entirety of the con. This section will not be judged and thus will not be awarded prizes. We will require all participants in this section to show up 30 minutes prior to the scheduled time for the competition.

Beginners:

This section is for people of the age 13 or older who Have made or altered at least 10% of their costume. This is for competitors who see themselves as more casual in the cosplay scene, but still work on their cosplay. These contestants should bring in reference photos (preferably printed out) . This section will be judged. because of this, We will require all participants in this section to show up at least an hour prior to the scheduled time for the competition. 

Expert:

This section is for people of the age 13 or older who Have made or altered at least 50% of their costume. This section is for competitors who see themselves as more competitive and experienced in cosplaying. Cosplayers in This section should bring reference photos and similar supplements to assist in judging (eg. Swatches, progress photos, sketches, and so on). This section will be judged. because of this, We will require all participants in this section to show up at least an hour prior to the scheduled time for the competition.

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