Cosplay

Cash Prizes!

Albacon loves Cosplay and Costumes. On Saturday, our Hall Costume Contest will be held again this year, with CASH PRIZES: $25, $50, and $100 for the  third, second, and first prize winners chosen by our judges, so wear your best
Cosplay/Hall Costumes on Saturday and show them off to the judges and the
audience. Last year, we had 23 entries in the contest, with costumes varying
from anime, films, and literary characters to original designs.

Our Notamasquerade will be in a function room with raked seating, so every one can watch you as you proceed to the front of he room and tell us about your character and cosplay. This is not a masquerade! There’s no need to preregister, no tech rehearsal, and nothing to prevent you from speaking directly to the judges and the audience – or to prevent them from asking you questions!

Cosplay and hall costumes are welcome throughout the weekend, at all events, not just Saturday’s Notamasquerade. You can stay in character, drop in and out of character, or just show off your stuff, as you wish. Feel free to change your dress and character several times each day, if you wish. Please keep things to PG-13; you will be in public spaces of the hotel. Prepare to be photographed a lot!

There will be cosplay and costuming programming throughout the convention.
They’ll be listed in our program schedule when it is finalized. If you have ideas for program items you’d like to see, send them to our program chair, using the form on our “Contact Us” page.

If you have questions or suggestions about Cosplay and Costuming at Albacon, send them to Cosplay/Costuming chair using the same form.