Comic Book Fest Cosplay Contest

Saturday, October 14 @ 1:00 at the Athol Town Hall

Comic characters as Cosplay.
Calling all cosplayers, super fans, and dress up lovers! We are excited to share that we will be hosting our first ever Cosplay Contest during this year's Comic Book Fest and everyone is invited to join us.

Step one- pick a character from your favorite book, show, movie, game, anime, or YouTube channel. Step 2 - create a costume that looks like that character. Mix and match items from your closet, upgrade an old costume, try face paint or a wig, create props from recycled materials; the possibilities are endless! Step 3 - join us at the Comic Book Fest on October 14 and show off your look!

Contest Rules and Guidelines
  • Winners will be determined by a panel of Comic Book Fest judges.
  • Each contestant may only enter one costume into the competition.
  • Preference given to cosplays and costumes that are homemade.
  • Nudity, obscene or graphic content, or other elements deemed inappropriate to the spirit of the competition will disqualify contestants.
  • Professional costumers, or those who run a business of commission-based cosplay, are encouraged to show off their costumes at the Comic Book Fest but should not enter the competition.
  • Contestants will be judged according to their costume’s resemblance to the character it is based on, representation of their costume, craftsmanship skills, and creativity.
  • Check in at the Comic Book Fest entry table in the Athol Town Hall between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2023.
  • Registration is free
  • Three age categories: 0-11, 12-19, 20+
Prizes generously provided by the Friends of the Athol Public Library:
First Place $25
Second Place $10
Third Place $5

The contest will take place during the Comic Book Fest (10am-3pm) where the Athol Town Hall and library will be transformed into a comic book lover’s dream. With comics, artist panels, vendors, cosplay, games, crafts, and more there will be something for everyone at this family friendly event. Free for all ages.