1. Any weapons must be PROP only. If you can hurt someone with it, leave it at home. NO Airsoft, etc.

2. You can enter in one category only.

3. Originally crafted costumes only.
(Store bought costumes are still welcome to enter but are not eligible to win).

4. Springfield Comic Con is a family friendly event. All costumes must cover “swimsuit areas”-no nudity. Body-paint costumes are not eligible to win. Nashville adheres to the “PG-13 rule” when it comes to language and hand gestures on stage. Violation of this rule may cause you to be disqualified from the competition.

5. You must be a registered Springfield Comic Con attendee in order to compete. Each member of your group must have a badge, pass, or other form of attendee membership. There is no additional fee to get into the contest.

6. The contest is open to characters from published works; movies, TV shows, comic books, cartoons, video games, and card games.

7. Costumes must be handled by the contestant or by handler(s) the contestant brings to help. Handlers are required to be registered attendees of the convention and Springfield Comic Con cannot provide on-stage assistants.

8. Contestants are not allowed to throw anything off stage, nor use projectiles or use anything on stage that will leave a mess. This includes (but is not limited to) liquids, glitter, and confetti.

9. No pyrotechnics, fire, explosive devices, live animals, or similar special effects can be used during the competition; this includes smoke/smog machines and flash powder. Anyone who violates this rule may be disqualified from the competition and be asked to leave the convention area depending on the severity of the incursion. All prop weapons must conform to the Springfield Comic Con prop policies, including being checked.

Please Note: The rules on this page are subject to change, if you are interested in participating, please check the cosplay section of the website often to ensure you are aware of any updates or changes.  

Be advised that signing up for any cosplay contest is an affirmation that you agree to follow the rules presented on the Springfield Comic Con website as well as any decisions made by cosplay staff prior to, or during, Springfield Comic Con.

All cosplay events have the potential to be photographed/filmed/recorded in some fashion. These recordings may be used in future galleries or promotions. Signing up for, and/or attending, any cosplay event is done with the understanding that recording could occur at any time and permission is tacitly given for the participant’s likeness to be used.


Cash prizes, a big check with your name, and bragging rights!
We want to keep adding prizes so we will announce the FULL prize list a week before the show. If you are interested in Sponsoring the Costume Contest, please contact us.


There is NO PRE-REGISTRATION, just be at the judging table at the designated times to enter.

 Judging will be at the main stage from 2:00PM-3:30PM.

 At 3:45PM Top finalists in each category will be called on stage and Winners will be announced.


Best Adult Individual Cosplay (16+)

Cash Prize and Trophy for 1st Place

Cash Prize for Runner up

Best Youth Individual Cosplay (15 and under)

Cash Prize and Trophy for 1st Place
Cash Prize for Runner up

Best Group Cosplay
(3 or more people with theme)

Cash Prize and Trophy for 1st Place
Cash Prize for Runner up

Cosplay Conga Line

Starting at 12:00pm
Cosplayers! It is time to shine! Join the conga line at 12pm to show off your cosplay with all the other cosplayers, all over the event.

Cosplay dance off

Starting at 3:30pm
Calling all cosplayers! Come on over to the main stage to show off your moves. You might just win a cool prize!

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JULY 23, 2022


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