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Cosplay Contest
Rules & Policies

Rules and Policies for the  Cosplay Contest!

Do you have a cosplay that’s a showstopper? Are you ready to WAO the crowd with your performance? Then sign up for our cosplay contest! We want to share the love of cosplay with the rest of Houston, so come and represent!

(There is no entry fee into the contest. Admission purchase is still required to enter the event. )

CHANCE TO WIN up to $1,000 Cash Prize!


Final round would be picked by May 29th.

1. Beginner's Category ($100 Cash Prize and Trophy): Cosplay must be at least 25% self made.
2. Journeyman Category ($200 Cash Prize and Trophy): Cosplay must be at least 50% self made.
3. Advanced Category ($1000 Cash Prize and Trophy): Cosplay must be at least 75% self made



Props Rules 

A. All props brought in to the convention and surrounding spaces are the responsibility of the owners. The owner assumes and acknowledges the risk of prop damage, lost, or theft. The owner assumes full liability for oneself and for others. TOKYO X is not  held liable for any damage, lost, or stolen prop or items.


B. TOKYO X is also not responsible for any injury, harm, damage, or other liability associated with any person’s weapon, prop, or costume during the convention. TOKYO X has the right to not permit any weapons for any reason into the convention, at any given time.


C.  No Live or Steel Metal: No prop or weapon made of metal is allowed. Any sharp-pointed weapon or blade will immediately be ask to be put away before entering the event. Dull wood weapons and plastic weapons are allowed, but may not be swung, brandish, or involved in other sorts of motion. 


D.  No Real Guns or Firearms allowed: ​Prop Guns are also not allowed. Anyone who brings in a replica of a firearm will be asked to remove from the event or leave the premise. Foam & cardboard is ok.

E. No Explosives: Absolutely no kind of explosives (including firecrackers or fireworks) are not allowed 

F.  Misuse of your prop: Use of props which violates any rules in any way, or if it’s deemed unsafe by staff will result in removal from the event without refund.


TOKYO X encourages all of our guests to come in and be creative with their cosplays ideas. We want to see the most unique and creative design you have.  In accordance with the local, state, and federal safety and regulations, there are some restrictions as to what can be worn and what can be brought to the event. Please be mindful and respectful to everyone. This event is open to everyone and body shaming or being inappropriate to other guests or con-goers will not be tolerated. Any minor infractions of the rules will result in being asked to be changed. Any major or repeated infractions to the rules will result in you forfeiting your entry from the event with no refunds. ​


A.  Indecent Exposure: Cosplayers are not allowed to expose private parts of their area during the event. We ask all our female cosplayers to have a minimum of coverage as a bikini and male cosplayers to have a coverage brief style. Proper steps must be taken by our cosplayers to make sure their costume is fashionably secure and prevent any possibility of a wardrobe malfunction, all outfits must be rated PG and family friendly.


B. Shoes are required at all times: All of our cosplayers are required to wear shoes at all times during the even


C. No Sharp Edges or Spikes: Cosplayers must not have any sharp edges on their costume. All edges must be made up of a soft material that will not harm any other attendees or damage any property, no metal objects will be allowed, or gun like props. 

D. Cosplay cannot obstruct the view or passageway: All cosplays must fit through the doorway or cannot take up the span length of two people. If a cosplay is disrupting the flow of traffic, you may be asked to remove your cosplay or change your cosplay outfit. Exceptions to this rule will be granted for the cosplay contest. 


E. Cannot pose as military or first responders: There are no realistic depiction of the military, law enforcement, or other official government uniforms allowed. No first responders uniform are allowed at the convention. 


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