Got a knack for making costumes? No? Well, enter our cosplay contest anyway! We encourage anypony, at any level, to compete and participate in this event with your best pony costumes! Signups will be on Saturday of the con, and once you’re signed up, please show up one hour before Masquerade, where you will be judged on your costume and then be seated in the green room until showtime. During the show, you’ll be asked to walk on stage to show off your duds, and afterwards, prizes will be given out for the following categories:
- Best Craftsmanship: any costume that was completely made from the costumer’s skill, and does not include any pre-made or store-bought items.
- Best Personification/Humanized: the pony we believe best translated the character they’re cosplaying as. This includes the use of any “found items” — that is, items purchased from a retail store. This also includes any craftsmanship, and even can include your personality!
- Best Fursuit: any full-body costume made to represent a more literal translation of the character (sometimes also known as a “mascot” suit)
- If we have any entrants that are youngin’s, we’ll be more than happy to open up a children’s award as well.