CoreCon’s Costume Contest is one of the most attended events at our convention! Every year our attendees look forward to seeing all of the creative ways our contestants use different materials and props to complete their one of a kind look! 


Even if this is your first time designing a costume, we encourage you to sign up.  Our categories are novice to master and everything in between.  The most important rule is to use your creativity to put together something awesome! 


Ready to sign up? Make sure that you read the information below and use the form at the bottom of the page to sign up!


Ages: 13+

Event Date: 05/27/23 @7:00PM in main programming

Cost: FREE

Awards presented each year for the following categories: 

Best in Show

  • Best in Class

  • Novice

  • Journeyman

  • Master



  • Performance

  • Representation of Theme

  • Makeup

  • Props


  • Audience Favorite

  • Homemade

Additional rules for our costume contest can be found by following this link: 


Anyone wishing to participate in the Costume Contest at CoreCon 20234, MUST register before 5pm on May 26th, 2023.  Registration must be done via the online form below. There will be no paper registration.  


CoreCon limits our costume contest to a total of 40 entrants each year due to the amount of time we allow each participant to showcase their costume/cosplay.  We encourage those wanting to participate to sign up via our online form below prior to May 26th, 2023.  Sign up will be available at our Costume Contest table during our convention (IF we have not exceeded our participant max prior to 05/26/23) at the times indicated below:   


Thursday (05/25): TBD

Friday (05/26):  10:00am – 5:00pm 


All accepted participants must attend prejudging, walk through, and line up on May 27th, 2023 to be considered eligible to participate! No exceptions will be made!


Saturday (05/27) Costume Contest Event Times:


Prejudging: 10:00am – 12:00pm in Embassy B


Final Lineup & Walkthrough: 4:30pm to 6:30pm in the Sterling Room (main programming)


Costume Contest: Begins at 7:00PM in the Sterling Room (main programming)


Registration Form