the event

Date: Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Contest: Main Stage, 3pm

Cost: Free with Literary Ink admission

Prizes: Tattoos, Art, Medals 




All contestants must have a valid weekend or Saturday pass to enter the contest. The costume contest is limited to 50 contestants. Pre-judging starts Saturday at 12 . Competitors are encouraged to pre-register Friday in order to guarantee a spot in the contest. LitINK staff are not eligible to compete in the contest.


Judges will inspect the costume, inquire about how they were designed and made. All costumes must be pre-judged in order to be eligible. Wizard inspired costumes, Literary characters, and Mashup designs are permitted. The majority of your costume must be homemade.
Contestants need to bring a reference photo of the character they are portraying. This will help the judges gauge the effectiveness of thecostume especially if the judges are not familiar with the character.
Pre-judging is NOON Saturday. All contestants must arrive Saturday by 11am to check-in, contestants will not be required to stay for the full two-hour pre-judging period.


• 1st: Prizes + Medal

• 2nd: Prizes + Medal

• 3rd: Prizes + Medal

        • Best Group: Prizes + Medal

        • Most Riddikulus: Prizes + Medal

Judging Criteria:

• Quality

• Details

• Overall appearance

• Functionality

• Stage presence

The contest will be fashion show style. Contestants will walk across the stage as Marisa Griffin introduces them. Contestants are encouraged to be creative during their time on stage. Action poses, working with props, or calling out a character’s catch-phrase, where relevant, will all be viewed favorably. A positive stage-presence will be valued and appreciated by the judges, assuming it does not involve breaking any of the rules listed below


All actual weapons and items that could be considered dangerous are prohibited. No nudity, offensive language or unruly behavior is permitted. THIS IS FAMILY FRIENDLY! The use of fire, glitter, liquids, or any other objects that will cause a mess are prohibited. Leaving any portion of a costume on stage will result in automatic disqualification from the contest. We ask that all contestants display good sportsmanship to each other and the judges.