What is Closet Cosplay?
Closet cosplay is for those who wish to cosplay more casual characters that can be assembled from found objects and clothes out of their own closets, the thrift store, etc. What makes it so fun is that it’s simple, easy, and casual. This works out when you want to cosplay but you are low on funds, or time is scarce.
Yes, you’re still cosplaying, just minus all the armor, sewing, and building that you have to do.
What is NOT Closet Cosplay?
Closet Cosplay does not mean buying a pre-made costume or school uniform and adding on some accessories.
Costumes that are purchased from Halloween stores, cosplay companies (websites, eBay, Amazon, etc), or are commissioned are not considered closet cosplays.
Made elements of the costume must be restricted to props and accessories, but garments are allowed to be slightly altered. You may only construct up to 20% of the entire costume.
There will only be a “Walk On” portion category for participants to enter. There is a first, second and third prize available for contestants in this category. Areas the judges will be considering (but not limited to) are attention to detail such as; hair style, makeup, clothing choice etc., including the overall quality of the contestant costume/props.
Walk-on cosplayers will have 30 seconds on stage to present their costume. Music will be provided by the convention only.
Sign-Ups will be a 30 prior
Must have a VALID IKKICON BADGE REQUIRED, FORMAL ATTIRE, MASK IS REQUIRED (masks on sticks allowed), NO SANDALS or CROCS. NO WEAPONS OF ANY SORT ALLOWED.
While formal attire is strongly encouraged we understand not everyone has it relatively available. Polo shirts, khakis, jeans, and t-shirts are permitted. Shorts and kigurumis are PROHIBITED. Dresses must be at least knee to floor length. High-low dresses are allowed as long as the shortest part of the skirt is knee length. No garment should be overly see-through: if it has translucent or see-through material, the undergarment has to at least abide by the IKKiCON cosplay dress code. No garment should be overly revealing (no extreme low cut, no mid-drifts, no slits that go too high, etc.) Lolita, Ouji, Traditional Eastern formal attire, ethnic dress, and formal steampunk attire are allowed.
Appropriate formal footwear is strongly encouraged. Open-toed shoes should be worn with caution.
Tuxedos, suits, vests, dress shirts, ties, and sports coats are highly encouraged.
Cosplay and Prop Guidelines:
Cosplays will be allowed as long as they adhere to all masquerade rules. Wigs, Headgear, or hats that are excessive in size may be turned away at the door. Props longer than arm’s length will not be allowed. Wigs are allowed as long as they are nice and neat. Do not show up with a wig that looks like its been through “some stuff”. Care about your appearance.
Please take proper hygienic measures for social interactions and spaces. As the ballroom reaches capacity, the temperature may become very warm. Deodorant is recommended. No excessive use of perfumes, body sprays, or cologne, please. Excessive use may induce headaches for those who have allergies. Please take other attendees into consideration. If caught using sprays excessively, we may ask you to leave.