Adult Costume Contest

Saturday January 15th 7:00pm Cosplay Contest Starts

Adult Cosplay Contest
Panel Room A
Hosted by Peachy Sweets, Scarlet Oliver, and Rosanna Rocha
*Costume must be at least partially hand made. No fully store bought costumes.
*Costume Contestants must be at least 15 years old. (A youth contest is separate)
*Must be present at 7pm and stay through voting to win.


Judging will be done by Cosplay Experts



Hello Albuquerque Comic Con attendees and welcome to our show, the Masquerade cosplay contest! More than a cosplay contest, this gives contestants a chance to participate in showing off your beautiful costumes on stage.  Whether you want to give a little song and dance or just strut your stuff and let everyone see the beautiful costumes that you have all created. Our hosts Rosanna, Peachy, and Scarlet will be your liaisons for the night as they entertain and makes the crowd laugh and just maybe might bring one or two people up on stage to participate during halftime.
 The masquerade takes care of both the children’s division and adults.
*Cosplay contest will start promptly at 7:15 PM.
 * You must have made your own costume or as much of the costume as possible, at least 25% or more made by you.  This means no store-bought costumes.  We are judging your costume on your creativity and talents of how you decided to put your costume together.
*  Costumes must not have any liquid or substances that could cause a mess on the stage. If you have props they must follow this same rule no fire or explosive materials are allowed.
*  Please make sure your costume isn’t too revealing, this is a family event where we welcome kids and family’s. If you want to make sure your costume can be allowed on stage please feel free to contact head Masquerade supervisor Rosanna Rocha
*  We ask all cosplayers to line up at 7 PM  before the masquerade promptly starts at 8:15 PM at the Kiva Auditorium.
*  We do have microphones so if you would like to do a small skit song or speech you can. Time on stage allowed for one or two people is under 1 min. Any dialogue you wish to say has to be approved before hand by our judges to make sure language is clean and family friendly and it is not in any way negative or derogatory .
*   Make sure you are able to move comfortably and freely on stage in your costume, bigger more elaborate costumes that acquire help getting off and on the stage are welcome but we ask you bring a helper to come with you to get you off and on stage.
* To make sure we don’t rush judging and can look in detail at your costumes and talk with you one on one,we advise you to stop by in your costume you wish to compete in at our judges booths during convention hours to have your costume looked at for craftsmanship. This is the best way to look at your cosplays to determine award categories such as
Best of show
Best craftsmanship

1st $500.00

2nd and $150.00

3rd place $100.00

You are able to bring us your costume earlier in the day Saturday before the contest starts or even Friday. You don’t have to wear it if you prefer to save the surprise for the show. But please bring it for us to see. If you have props that go with it as well, you can always show us picture and video if you like so we can see your technique and how you made it. How do you the judges tables? Easy! All three judges tables will be set up right next to each other.
Are your contest judges and cosplay guests of the convention.
There is also a handy Facebook cosplay events page. There you can see updates and more information. If you have any questions you wish they can be answered there too. Just click on the link below:
We wish you all good luck and can’t wait to see your beautiful costumes!

Kids Costume Contest

Sunday January 16th
5pm Sunday in ballroom A
Children’s cosplay contest starts promptly at 5pm. We happily invite kids from toddlers to age 15 to join. Younger children MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please start to line up 15 mins before show time at the contest location. The location is the main panel room of the con Marked at Panel Room A in yellow. Prizes awarded are 1st 2nd and 3rd place. Every child that has participated will get a certificate and coupon good for one free dinner at the Village Inn (with purchase of any dinner at participating restaurants)

15 and under can enter to win
Judged on Quality, Originality, and Awesomeness
Two prizes:
Best Costume $50 cash
Runner Up $25 cash


Every Hour on the hour a select group of dealers, staff, and celebrity guests will be choosing from the cosplayers walking the floor Saturday. Starting at 11:00 we will chose the first winner. Then every hour we will choose another cosplayer to receive the reward.

Rewards based on donations from vendors

Plus dealers will be contributing to the prizes.

You will want to walk the dealer floors, the celebrity hall, and the lobby area to be seen by the most people. Photos will be taken. If we can’t find you, we will post you. You won’t have to be immediately available to win.