The CoreCon Costume Contest is the time when attendees get to showcase all the hard work that goes into costuming.
The fun begins on Saturday afternoon with a masquerade for children. The children’s masquerade is a fun event, without an actual judging, and everyone gets to show off their awesome costumes. This is the place where the kids of Core Con can get their feet wet without having to walk through the main competition in front of a large audience while still getting constructive feedback on their hard work.
The adult costume contest takes place on Saturday night and is one of the most attended events. This is an opportunity to put your cosplay and original costume design skills on display. Although considered the “adult” contest, there is no age limit, and we have had several of our younger fans show what they have on stage.
If you have a costume you want to share with the con, registration is available online at https://www.fargocorecon.org/costume-contest/. For those who have homemade costumes and want their workmanship judged, there is an additional judging session on Saturday morning. Make sure you register online if you would like to have your workmanship judged as the option is no longer available by the weekend of Con. Workmanship judging offers additional opportunities for awards to be won.
If you have serious sewing skills or crazy carpentry clout, let the world know it!
The contest is low pressure, and it’s fun for those who watch and those who attend. You can walk up and pose for a second or you can storm the stage and show off all your skills. Be fun, be silly, be serious, but just be yourself and have a good time while you do it!
If you haven’t decided before you get to CoreCon if you want to be in the contest, have no fear. There will be a registration table available for you during the days leading up to Saturday. The contest only has room for 40 contestants, so if you know you want to participate, register early! You won’t be able to register for workmanship judging at the Con. So bring your skills, bring your fun, and bring your friends to the Costume Contest!