Captain’s Comic Expo has and always will be a welcoming place for the cosplay community. We know cosplay goes beyond just putting a costume on because these are more than “just characters.” Cosplay is putting on the mask and instantly feeling the courage in your heart to stand up tall and walk proudly: Cosplay is CONFIDENCE! Cosplay is working tirelessly on every single detail of your costume until you feel it was plucked straight from the silver screen: Cosplay is CRAFTSMANSHIP! Cosplay is grabbing a store-bought costume or old clothes from your closet, and for just a day or two, you become someone else: Cosplay is CREATIVITY! Cosplay is all these things and more, and should be celebrated! It’s not a competition, it’s COSPLAY!
We are making some permanent changes to the celebration of cosplay at Captain’s Comic Expo. There will no longer be an official “stage contest,” as we have chosen an alternative path to incorporate cosplay as an intricate backbone to the atmosphere of the expo. Don’t worry, we are still going to be recognizing all the wonderful cosplayers for their beautiful costumes. Continue reading to see what’s new for cosplay at Captain’s this year:
Our Special Guest Cosplayers have years of experience and dedication to the art of cosplay and love seeing all the various cosplays at the Expo floor each year! This year, each special guest cosplayer has “Awesome Cosplay Award” ribbons they can award to ANY cosplayer on ANY basis throughout the weekend. Whether the craftsmanship is perfect or your performance of the character is memorable, if you’ve been awarded a ribbon then you can feel confident you’ve caught the attention of the pros and certainly earned your recognition!
Cosplay LIVE! is our celebration of all things COSPLAY! Throughout the weekend our Special Guest Cosplayers will take over the official Captain’s Comic Expo social media and highlight cosplays directly from the Expo floor! The pinnacle of our cosplay celebration, however, comes in our annual Cosplay LIVE! showcase which takes place Sunday afternoon and center stage for the whole Expo to see! There’s no cost to participate and no barrier for entry. All are welcome to “strut their stuff” and show off their cosplay on stage with our Special Guest Cosplayer Shawn “Agent” Simmons as MC. Sign-up for the Cosplay LIVE! showcase open on Sunday morning at (insert registration location here).
So, please be encouraged to show up in cosplay, and have fun! Whether you find yourself with an Awesome Cosplay ribbon or bask in the stage lights of our Cosplay LIVE! showcase, it’s our desire for you to make wonderful memories at Captain’s Comic Expo each year!
Captain's Comic Expo is a family-friendly event, and all attendees are expected to treat each other with respect.
We do not support harassment of any kind
If a person engages in harassing behavior, they can be asked to leave without refund.
Be respectful of others, so we can all enjoy the fun of the event!
Real weapons are not allowed at Captain's Comic Expo.
All prop weapons are subject to inspection.
Please do not point prop weapons at people.
We reserve the right to hold or ask you to not enter with items that are deemed unsafe.
If you are unsure of a specific case for a weapon, a member of the event staff will be glad to help you.
We know that there are many fandoms that are represented at CCE.
As a family-friendly event, please keep clothing, cosplay, and behavior tasteful and respectful. Please no nudity or excessive gore. If it is too much for a PG-13 movie, it is too much for the Expo. Hate speech is not allowed on any clothing or cosplay.
If you are unsure of a specific case for clothing, a member of the event staff will be glad to help you.
We will have photographers, videographers, bloggers, and news teams on-site at Captain’s Comic Expo.
By purchasing a ticket and/or entering the event, you consent to having your image/voice used in promotional materials for this and other Captain’s Comic Expos and events.
Please let one of the event staff know if you can have any questions or concerns.
IF YOU FEEL UNSAFE OR HAVE A PROBLEM, PLEASE CONTACT A MEMBER OF THE EVENT STAFF IN ORANGE SHIRTS.