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GEEKOLOGY COSPLAY CONTEST
OFFICIAL RULES


DATE: Saturday, February 24th, 2018

LOCATION: WOW Science Museum, Lodi, CA
EVENT: Geekology, 10am-4pm
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 11:30am
PRE-JUDGING & CATWALK: Illumination Lab, 1pm
CONTEST: WOW Wall Stage, 2pm
COST: General admission applies (all visitors in costume receive $2 off admission)
PRIZES: Certificate + commemorative WOW patch
CONTEST ORGANIZER: Jen Young

The World of Wonders Science Museum is proud to announce our second Cosplay Contest! The Cosplay Contest is part of our Geekology event and will feature a pre-judging session, catwalk display, and awards.  Join us for pre-judging in the Illumination Lab beginning at 1pm if you wish to compete!  Don’t want to compete but still want to show off your great costume?  Come by the front desk and let us know you’d like to participate in the catwalk only.  If you would like to participate in the Cosplay Contest, please register online or at the front desk before 11:30am on the day of the event.

*This is an open genre contest. Contestants can win prizes in multiple categories.*

Award Categories:

Best Youth
Best Beginner
Best Doppelganger
Best Craftsmanship
Best Prop
Best in Show

No skits during the judging or catwalk. No nudity. No costume is no costume.

No profanity allowed anytime during the competition. That includes messages on signs or clothes. Anyone who violates this may be disqualified from the competition.

No political or religious statements during the catwalk. Anyone who violates this may be disqualified from the competition.

Do not use any sort of projectile at all! Nothing must leave your person while you are on the catwalk. Anyone who violates this rule may be disqualified from the competition and may be asked to leave the museum.

No flashpots, explosive devices, or similar special effects are to be used. Anyone who violates this rule may be disqualified from the competition and may be asked to leave the museum.

All prop weapons must conform to the World of Wonders Geekology Weapons Policy, which is as follows: All weapons must be non-working and peace bonded. No functioning projectile weapons – including water pistols, silly-string guns, and ping-pong pistols. Bladed weapons must be cased or sheathed at all times. No clowning around or showing off in the common areas. Any weapon used in an offensive manner will be confiscated. Anyone who violates this rule may be disqualified from the competition and may be asked to leave the museum. We expect you to use good judgment; with your help, we can continue to allow peace-bonded weapons.

All registrations must be submitted no later than 11:30am on the day of the event, either online or at the front desk.  Registration forms will be available at the event.

To be judged for accuracy, a visual reference (e.g. a front and back color photo on paper) can be turned in with your registration. Electronic media will not be accepted, nor will bringing a laptop or video device to pre-judging. This is not required; however, you may not be eligible for accuracy points if the judges are not familiar enough with your character.

All judging will be done before the catwalk, off-stage.

Costumes must be self-contained.

Do not enter or exit the catwalk except at the designated points.

Each contestant may only enter one costume into competition.

Large elaborate costumes must be handled by the contestant and/or assistants the contestant brings to help. World of Wonders will not be able to provide assistants.

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