Thank you for your interest in our Fashion Show and Masquerade events! Choose which contest you would like to enter based upon the criteria below.
For the Fashion Show, the contest is for the presentation of your costume on stage, and how it looks as you strike several poses. There is no need to worry about a soundtrack as one is provided for you, and there is no craftsmanship judging or costume requirements beyond adhering to the general costume decency and prop rules of the convention which can be found here. There are no restrictions to genre or source material so have fun!
For the Masquerade, you provide your own soundtrack and may, and indeed are encouraged, to perform skits using your pre-recorded soundtrack, though walk-ons are also encouraged. This contest has optional craftsmanship judging and awards for those that want the handiwork of their cosplay judged for their appropriate skill level.
Full rules for the Fashion Show can be found here.
Full rules to the Masquerade can be found here.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Is this like the Hall Costume contest?
A: Hall Costume is a separate event group, and can be contacted at [email protected]
Q: Can I wear this cosplay, fan created design, etc.?
A: Yes, absolutely, we allow all cosplay that adhere to the general Katsucon rules. If you’re going to be judged for Craftsmanship for the Masquerade please bring a reference image for your design, as due to the broadness of this the craftsmanship judges may not be familiar with the source material for your cosplay.
Q: Will there be at Con signups?
A: Yes, we will have a limited number of at con signups available for both contests. So please pre-register if possible.
Q: How do I preregister for one of the contests?
A: A form will be provided for you to sign up.
Q: The Pre-Registration is full, can i still participate:
A: Absolutely, we have a small number of at con registration slots available on a first come-first-served basis at the Cosplay Desk on Friday.
If you have any additional questions please email [email protected].