Contest Rules & Guidelines

1. All contestants must be registered Sinister Creature Con attendees to participate in the Cosplay Event Day of convention.

2. This is a family friendly convention! This means that all costumes must be secure with no chance of “slippage”.

3. Store/online bought costumes are eligible for the Novice award. This is where you if you are a first-time cosplayer made part of your costume or bought it. We want to see you shine!


4. Anyone who wishes to participate who is under the age of 14 must have a Legal parent or guardian sign them up and sign a release waiver.


5. Youths under the age of 10 must go on stage with their parent or have their parent waiting right off the stage.


6. To be eligible for more advanced awards 85% of the costume must be made.


7. For group cosplays to be eligible everyone needs to be in a costume and be participating in the cosplay.


8. All props, costumes must be taken on and off stage by the contestants. Do not leave a mess or you will have points docked from your total score.


9. Judges reserve the right to change the category you are placed in.


10. There will be no skits or presentations, this is strictly walk on contest.


11. Please keep a safe distance, be respectful and consider peoples wishes of space.


Thank you!


Awards for Sinister Creature Con:


We are limited categories for this show only, Safety First.

· Best in Show

· Novice Costume

· Intermediate Costume

· Advanced Costume

· Best Youth Costume

· Makeup/Prosthetics

· Judges Awards


Meet Your Masters of Ceremonies



Meet Your Judges

The Cosplay Director

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The Cosplay Team