Greensboro comicon cosplay contest


Calling all Cosplayers!

Greensboro Comicon is your destination for all things costuming, characters, and cosplay! Located in the heart of downtown Greensboro, GCC is the prime spot to come strut your stuff and show off your hard work! Please familiarize yourself with our weapons policy (listed below). We’ve got cosplay panels, photoshoots, and of course the contest!


​Prejudging will take place on Sunday 11:00am – 2:00pm in the Cape Fear & Kitty Hawk break out rooms (on the second floor), on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. Come early to make sure you get your costume judged! ​All costumes submitted must be prejudged in order to participate in the craftsmanship contest.​

Each contestant that places, will receive a​ certificate marking their accomplishment, as well as a special prize.

The contestant(s) winning “Best In Show” will receive a certificate, a trophy, and a special prize.

Join us in the Summit Room at 4pm Sunday for the Cosplay Showcase Contest!

Please email any questions to:

Cosplay Craftsmanship Contest Rules

  • The Cosplay Craftsmanship Contest is broken into a two categories, and two age groups.
  • The age groups are for the person that created the costume, regardless of the model.
  • Kid costumes must be no less than 50% made by the contestant to qualify.
  • Teen/ Adult made costumes must be no less than 75% made by the contestant to qualify.
  • Costumes that have previously won an award and professional cosplayers are ineligible to win the Cosplay Craftsmanship Contest, but MAY participate in the Cosplay Showcase.
  • Pre-Judging will be held on Sunday 11:00am – 2:00pm in the Cape Fear & Kitty Hawk break out rooms
  • All-ages.
  • No real weapons.

Cosplay Craftsmanship Contest Categories

  • Kid primarily sewn: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
  • Kid primarily built: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
  • Teen/Adult (13+) primarily sewn: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
  • Teen/Adult (13+) primarily built 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
  • ​Best in Show Kid – Can be from any category​
  • ​Best in Show Teen/Adult – Can be from any category​


Let the world see the hero (or villain) you are on the inside, bursting through for this special occasion at the Greensboro Comicon Cosplay Showcase you can join us in the Summit Room at 4pm Sunday!, strut your stuff on stage with the best of them. Whether you made your own costume from scratch, thrifted it together, or bought it from a pro, show off your look and be proud in your second skin!

All those who wish to participate may!

The contestant(s) winning the Showcase in their category will receive a super nifty certificate!

The Cosplay Craftsmanship Contest Winners and Showcase Winner(s) will be named at the end of the Showcase!

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Please read this entire policy before attending Greensboro Comicon. Failure to follow this policy may result in your removal from the convention without refund.
At the discretion of Security onsite, the following may be allowed:

  • Plastic and Metal Shields
  • Lightweight Plastic/PVC Props/Light Sabers
  • Toy guns as long as they do not look like real ones, cannot function or shoot projectiles and have an orange tip on the barrel.  The barrel of all prop firearms must be covered with brightly-colored caps. Prop bows will be allowed providing all arrows have soft tips made of foam or cardboard.

If any of the above items are deemed unsafe by GCC Security, they will not be allowed inside the building. They will only be allowed as long as they are deemed safe and will not cause harm onsite.

If you’re bringing, buying or selling something that could maim, damage or cause bodily harm, we’re going to take issue. The following items are forbidden at Greensboro Comicon:

  • Functional firearms (including air soft guns, BB guns, cap guns, paintball guns and pellet guns)
  • Realistic replica firearms (including reproduction, fake or toy guns that can be confused for functional firearms)
  • Functional projectile weapons (including blow guns, crossbows, long bows, silly string, slingshots, water balloons and water guns)
  • Sharpened metal-bladed weapons (including axes, daggers, hatches, knives, kunai, shuriken, swords, sword canes and switch blades)
  • Explosives (including firecrackers and fireworks)
  • Chemical weapons (including mace and pepper spray)
  • Blunt weapons (including brass knuckles, clubs and nunchaku)
  • Hard prop weapons (including props made of metal, fiberglass, PVC, wood and glass)
  • Instruments that cause excessive noise levels like vuvuzelas, grenade whistles and grenade horns
  • Whips
  • Aerosol canisters
  • Drones
  • Selfie sticks
  • Dink Donk Spikes