Cosplay Contests

Emerald Coast Con knows how active the local cosplay community is and the level of entertainment they bring to conventions.

We want to encourage all of our guests to participate in the fun!

Cosplay is Not Consent. Emerald Coast Con does not tolerate harassment of any kind. Please report any harassment to event security and/or staff

Cosplay Rules:

  • Emerald Coast Con reserves the right to deem a costume unacceptable and request the wearer to make modifications or change clothing. Emerald Coast Con is a family friendly event, please dress appropriately. Use common sense when choosing your costume and a good rule of thumb is that a costume should be no less than a standard bikini swimsuit.  
  • Please properly seal your body makeup and be respectful of others while wearing body paints.
  • All Emerald Coast Con attendees should wear proper footwear while attending the convention. Proper foot wear consists of; shoes, boots, sandals, and slippers.  Roller-blades, skates, or Heelys are not permitted.
  • All weapons must be non-working, checked by con staff, and peace bonded. It is upon the attendee to ensure their prop is inspected and approved prior to entering the convention arena! Emerald Coast Con does not allow any functional projectile weapons or projectiles of any kind. Metal weapons are strictly prohibited at Emerald Coast Con. Any permitted weapons must be checked and peace bonded. Do not bring weapons that Emerald Coast Con staff & the police officers cannot tell are fake from approximately ten feet away. Emerald Coast Con has the right to declare any weapon inappropriate and/or dangerous. If your weapon is deemed dangerous you will be asked to remove it from the convention area. Emerald Coast Con also reserves the right to check/process any weapon before or during convention times.

Adult Costume Contest

ECC 2017 Adult Costume Contest Registration is now open! Spaces are limited so be sure to sign up early!

Go here to sign up —> Costume Contest Registration

Saturday November 18th, 2017

Pre-Judging Times: 10:00-11:00 am and 4:30-6:00 pm Saturday November 18th in the Ramada Bar Area!

6:30-6:45 pm Costume Contest Line Up and Seating
6:45-8:00 pm Costume Contest

Adult Craftsmanship Costume Contest will be accepting 45 Entries and 10 Exhibitors

Awards and Prizes:

1st (Goodie bag, Certificate, and $25 cash)
2nd (Goodie bag and Certificate)
3rd (Goodie bag and Certificate)

1st (Goodie bag, Certificate, and $25 cash)
2nd (Goodie bag and Certificate)
3rd (Goodie bag and Certificate)

1st (Goodie bag, Certificate, and $25 cash)
2nd (Goodie bag and Certificate)
3rd (Goodie bag and Certificate)

Exhibitors (not judged):
Crowd Favorite Award (Certificate and goodie bag)

3 Judges Awards: (Certificates)

Best in Show: (Certificate, goodie bag, $100, Cosplay Guest spot at ECC 2018)


Kid’s Costume Contest

Sunday November 19th, 2017

1:45-2:00 pm Costume Contest Line Up and Seating

2:00-3:00 pm Kid Costume Contest

Kids up to 15 years old may enter categories by age group. Age groups: 0-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-15,

1st, 2nd, 3rd in each age group goodie bag and Certificates

Every participant gets a certificate

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