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MC3 Cosplay Contest Presented by Lexus!

Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Legacy V & VII Combined

Special Guest Judge for 2021: Lexus Midwest Public Relations Manager and long-time MCCC supporter- Curt McAllister !


Registration Is Now Open!

Do you have mad cosplay skills?

Do you have a cosplay performance you’ve been waiting to debut??

Then join the amazing competitors in this year’s Cosplay Contest! Dress up as your favorite fictional/comic-book character, pop culture icon, or anime character for your chance to win prizes.

Or, make sure to join the audience to take photos and enjoy the incredible costumes around you!



Registration- ONLINE ONLY

Register online right away to reserve your spot and pay the registration fee There are only 50 spots available, and they are first-come, first-served so make sure to register quickly! There will be an opportunity to sign up on the alternate list in case of last-minute cancellations at the check-in table as well. You can cancel up to 48 hours before the contest. Failure to check-in on Saturday the 16th will result in the forfeit of your spot to allow for an alternate to participate. No call-no shows will not be allowed to compete in future cosplay events. The contest will start at 6:30 PM in Legacy Room V & VII. Registered contestants are asked to arrive at the staging area outside the designated contest room in Legacy Room III between 6:00 PM – 6:15 PM .

Registration Fee- ONLINE ONLY!

Pay the Registration Fee when you register online- $8.00 plus a $2.00 processing fee. We will have grand prizes for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners!

General Guidelines & Rules:

  • Contest is open to ages 13+
  • You must have proper admission to the show; that includes the day of the contest (Saturday, October 16th)
  • Registration Fee: Online Only! $8.00 per person plus a $2.00 processing fee. Registration is non-refundable.
  • Each contestant may only enter one costume into the competition.
  • Contestants will be judged on a variety of criteria, including originality, craftsmanship, design, and performance.
  • 1st Place Grand Prize- $500.00, MC3 2022 Weekend Passes & Surprise Swag Bag!
  • 2nd Place Grand Prize- $250.00, MC3 2022 Weekend Passes & Surprise Swag Bag!
  • 3rd Place Grand Prize- $125.00, MC3 2022 One-Day Passes & Surprise Swag Bag!
  • All rules and guidelines set by the convention still apply during the contest.
  • No nudity. This is a family event. Costumes depicting anything not suitable for a general audience are not allowed to enter the contest. Skintight bodysuits ARE allowed; however, they should be in good taste.
  • No profanity is allowed on stage. That includes messages on signs or clothes. Anyone who violates will be disqualified from the competition.
  • No political or religious statement during the catwalk. Anyone who violates this will be disqualified from the competition.
  • No pyrotechnics, explosive devices, or similar special effects are to be used. Anyone who violates this rule may be disqualified from the competition and may be asked to leave the convention area.
  • All prop weapons must conform to the Motor City Comic Con weapons policy which is as follows:
    • All weapons must be non-working and peace bonded. No functioning projectile weapons – including water pistols, silly-string guns, and ping-pong pistols. Live steel weapons can only be drawn or unsheathed for the stage performance or for photos taken in the designated areas. Any weapon used in an offensive manner will be confiscated. Anyone who violates this rule may be disqualified from the competition and may be asked to leave the convention area. We expect you to use good judgment; with your help, we can continue to allow peace-bonded weapons.
  • Presentations on the stage should be limited to no longer than 1 minute.
  • Most importantly, HAVE FUN!!!
  • Questions? Please contact us here.