CEC (Cowes Enterprise College) Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.
Saturday to Sunday October 20 to 21, 2018
The Cosplay Masquerade is a competition to showcase your incredible costumes with the opportunity to win some amazing prizes, determined by a panel of judges. This contest is brought to you with help from our sponsor Master of Disguise.
There will be two competitions taking place on both the Saturday and Sunday of Island Con. The first competition will be the Children’s Masquerade (for participants 13 years and younger). The second competition will be the Adult’s Masquerade (for participant 14 years and older).
All cosplay is welcomed at Island Con but to qualify for the Masquerade all costumes must fit in with the categories listed below and be at least 70% handmade. You can enter as an individual or as a group (2-4 participants).
2. VIDEO GAMES
3. FILM & TV
4. COMICS & CARTOONS
5. ORIGINAL CONCEPT
Island Con is a family event. Therefore, all costumes are not permitted to include the following:
• Promoting sexual acts
• Inciting hate or crime
• Uniforms, flags or emblems of organisations responsible for crimes against humanity.
‘Skimpy’ costumes are permitted but bear in mind extra precautions need to be made beneath any ‘skimpy’ or delicate costumes to avoid accidental exposure.
Participants will need to register (with a member of our crew) before the start of the Masquerade. This is to confirm you still wish to enter and know what time and where you need to be.
Participants will walk on stage and either pose (for 30 seconds) or do a small performance (up to 1 minute).
For the Children’s Masquerade, participants will walk on stage and pose or perform for 30 seconds. All children, entering the Masquerade, must be accompanied by an appropriate adult.
The use of these items is strictly prohibited in the Cosplay Masquerade:
• Pyrotechnics or explosions
• Firepower including confetti cannons, BB guns, water pistols and foam ammo guns
• Any sharp objects or objects which could be considered a weapon (including glass)
• Strobe lighting
• Naked flames
• Exposed electricity
At the end of each Masquerade all participants will feature in a fast-moving catwalk for one final showcase of all cosplay costumes entered.
These AWARDS in each category above:
• BEST OVERALL
• BEST GROUP (Min 2, Max 4)
• BEST PERFORMANCE
• DARWIN AWARD for most unconventional costume*
• VECTIAN AWARD for the best overall costume
AWARDS (No category entry)
1. BEST BOY
2. BEST GIRL
3. BEST PERFORMANCE
4. BEST OVERALL
*An award for costumes of the utmost silliness. (Duct tape designs/cardboard boxes/builders).
By entering the Cosplay Masquerade, you are agreeing to follow these policies and understand that
failure to comply will result in the automatic disqualification from the Masquerade.
Island Con also reserves the right to revoke, without refund, the ticket of any attendee not in
compliance with these policies.