Youmacon 2005


Enjoy dressing up as your favorite characters? Youmacon has many cosplay opportunities.

Signing Up

All cosplay entries require a judging appointment. There will be a table set up next to registration in the ballroom assembly area with the required forms, as well as a list of available appointment times. You may enter either or both of the hall cosplay contests, and/or the masquerade, provided that you have a different costume for each. Only the masquerade entrants will be on stage during the masquerade. Awards for both hall cosplay and the masquerade will be given out at the end of the masquerade performances.

Signup Judging
Friday 3:00 PM–8:00 PM 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM–2:00 PM 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

General Cosplay Rules


Put on a performance or show off your costuming work in front of a large audience at Youmacon's masquerade! Skits can enter for performance, craftsmanship, or both, or you can model your costume in a walk-on for craftsmanship judging.

Time Allotments

People Alotted time
Skits 1 to 2 1 minute, 30 seconds
3 to 4 2 minutes, 30 seconds
5 to 7 3 minutes, 30 seconds
Walk-ons 1 to 4 30 seconds
5 to 7 1 minute

Masquerade Rules

Hall Cosplay Contest

The hall cosplay contests give cosplayers a chance to get their craftsmanship judged without the pressures of an audience and a chance to get additional costumes judged.

Hall Cosplay Contest Rules

Cosplay Photo Shoot Gatherings

Youmacon will have scheduled gatherings for cosplayers from the same series to meet up and get photos.

Times have yet to be determined; many will be coordinated with events. They'll be held on the second floor balcony above the lobby.

Gatherings will be scheduled for:

The list is primarily series that are expected to have large numbers of cosplayers. If you want a gathering to be added to the list, suggest it in our forum, and if it gathers enough interest we'll add it.

See also: Cosplay Shougi

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