Cosplay Contest



11 AM

KIDS - View Guidelines
Outdoor Amphitheater
Costumes aren’t just for Halloween anymore! The Kids’ Costume Contest is for costumed (or caped) crusaders of all abilities, ages 0-12. Parents and guardians are welcome to accompany any shy contestants on stage. This contest is open to all types of costumes, whether you made it yourself or not! You’ll get 1 minute to show off your costume on stage for our judges, and all contestants will receive a small goody bag.

Prize Categories: 

  • Best Villain
  • Best Hero
  • Most Sparkly
  • Most Creative

Please Note: No pre-registration is required, but the contest is limited to 50 entries. A first-come, first-served sign-up will be available on August 25 at 10am at Boise Comic Arts Festival 2018. 

12:30 PM

TEENS - View Guidelines
Outdoor Amphitheater
Calling all cosplayers! Get ready to suit up and strut your stuff for our panel of judges. This Cosplay Competition is for beginner, amateur, and experienced cosplayers, ages 13-17. Your homemade cosplay could win fame, glory, and of course— prizes. Registration will be held at BCAF. Contestants must register for their contest by one hour before the contest begins. There will be a 1st and 2nd place winner in three categories: Beginner, Amateur, and Experienced. 

7 PM

ADULT - View Guidelines
Outdoor Amphitheater
Whether you’re into superheroes, supervillains, TV characters or literary figures, you’ll want to dust off your sewing kit, warm up your glue gun, and get crafting. Prizes will be awarded in three categories – Best Costume, Best Performance, and Best First Time Cosplay. Registration will be held at BCAF. Contestants must register for their contest by one hour before the contest begins. 



11 AM

Outdoor Amphitheater

Registration will be held at BCAF the morning of the contest. Doggos must register for the contest by 30 minutes before the contest begins. All doggos must be present when the contest begins. 

Contact Us

Phone: (208) 972-8200
Telecirc: (208) 384-4450
TTY: 1-800-377-3529

Interim Director: Kristine Miller

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