Closet Cosplay Contest

What is Closet Cosplay?

Closet cosplay is for those who wish to cosplay more casual characters that can be assembled from found objects and clothes out of their own closets, the thrift store, etc. What makes it so fun is that it’s simple, easy, and casual. This works out when you want to cosplay but you are low on funds, or time is scarce.

Yes, you’re still cosplaying, just minus all the armor, sewing, and building that you have to do.

What is NOT Closet Cosplay?

Closet Cosplay does not mean buying a pre-made costume or school uniform and adding on some accessories.

Costumes that are purchased from Halloween stores, cosplay companies (websites, eBay, Amazon, etc), or are commissioned are not considered closet cosplays.
Made elements of the costume must be restricted to props and accessories, but garments are allowed to be slightly altered. You may only construct up to 20% of the entire costume.


There will only be a “Walk On” portion category for participants to enter. There is a first, second and third prize available for contestants in this category. Areas the judges will be considering (but not limited to) are attention to detail such as; hair style, makeup, clothing choice etc., including the overall quality of the contestant costume/props.

Walk-on cosplayers will have 30 seconds on stage to present their costume. Music will be provided by the convention only.

Sign-Ups will be at the “Cosplay Table” from 1pm7pm Friday, and 30 prior in “Main Events” room.

Live Auctions Starts at in Panel Room 1.

Saturday 12 AM in Panel Room 2

Saturday 2 PM in Main Events

Friday 7 PM in Main Events

Friday 11 PM in Panel Room 1