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Eligibility
All participants will have a valid SoldierCon entry.
All participants must read and agree to follow all rules of the Cosplay contest.
By registering for the Cosplay contest, all participants agree to allow SOLDIERCON to use their images for promotional purposes, both photographs and video.
All convention policies must be upheld during the entirety of the Cosplay competition. Volunteer staff may enter Cosplay contest as long as staff- related responsibilities are fulfilled and covered.
Board members may not compete in the Cosplay contest

How to Enter
Sign-up for the Cosplay competition begins once the rules have been posted to the SOLDIERCON website. To sign up, fill out the Cosplay Contest Entry Form, in the SoldierCon Online Registration. At- convention sign ups may be available should any open slots remain.
All entries are taken on a first come, first served basis. If all entry slots are full, there will be a waiting list for additional entrants who may be called in if anyone drops out or is disqualified.
Entrants are required to show up at the requested time for the contest itself
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Entrants who miss any of the required Events may be disqualified. Please see the official schedule for times and locations of Cosplay Meetings and activities.

SOLDIERCON is a family friendly event. Content should not go beyond PG-13.

Offensive language of any kind is not allowed no racial or sexual epithets; no profanity, etc.
No excessive violence.
No sexual activity or contact-real or implied.
All sexual jokes must have a non-sexual interpretation that is at least as obvious as the sexual one.
No nudityALL costumes must adhere to the official convention rules.
Be clever, not crass! If you think your costume or presentation might be too risqu or offensive, it probably is.
If you have a question about your content, please feel free to ask the Cosplay Staff if it is allowable.

You may surprise the audience, but NEVER SURPRISE THE CREW
No fire, flame, smoke, fog, dry ice, wind machines, lasers, pressurized gases or liquids.
No messy substances wet, dry, or oily in the green room or on stage.
No jumping on or off stage please use the officially designated stage entrances and exits.
Entrants must abide by the Convention weapons policy. All weapons must be approved. Pointing weapons at anyone not in your Cosplay group will NOT be tolerated. The Cosplay Coordinator must approve any actions involving weapons.
Contestants may not use stage time to make political, religious, insulting, or other demonstrations not related to their entry.
If for whatever reason one contestant is removed from competition for any violation the entire group will be disqualified as well.
All decisions made by the Cosplay Coordinator or Programming Director are final.
You must have some kind of foot covering. Shoes or boots are required. Be aware of safety concerns. If your character does not wear shoes the lack of accuracy will be forgiven; consider flesh-toned or clear shoes.
Regular skitTraditional skits in which the main activities include characters talking to each other and acting out a scene. Duration may be one minute and 30 seconds.
Dance skit skits in which most of the performance is dancing. Duration may be UP TO 1 minute 30 seconds.
Walk-onquick presentation consisting of a few poses intended to show off a costume. Duration may be UP TO 60 seconds.
Pre-recorded music and dialogue are preferred and strongly encouraged, but not required.

Leave the stage as clean as it was when you set foot on it. Arrange to remove all items you brought on stage at the end of your presentation. If you have a particularly intricate presentation, we recommend you recruit your own stage ninjas.
Don't plan for complex lighting.
You cannot compete lower than any Division award you have won.

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