- By Jacquelyn White
- Posted Monday, June 13, 2016
Rural Hall: Anime Club Cosplay Contest
We are proud to bring back our Anime Club Cosplay Contest, a craftsmanship award show with a catwalk display, prizes, and other fun events! And if you don't want to compete, (but still want to be seen) come by pre-judging and let us know. The word Cosplay is a portmanteau of two words: costume and play. It is a performance art in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character. This year we are offering a chance for you to show off your skills and love for Anime and Video games by entering in our Cosplay Contest.
Rural Hall's Anime Club usually meets the second Tuesday of every month. Where members gather to watch anime, discuss favorite shows & manga, play games & trivia, do crafts, cosplay, and more. Must be in the 6th to 12th grade to attend Anime Club and to be eligible for the Cosplay Contest.
We want everyone to have a good time. So here are some guidelines to keep in mind:
- Cosplay must be either Anime or Video Game related. You must tell who your character is, and what anime/game they are from on the signup form.
- No nudity or revealing clothing. This includes sheers over underwear, and anyone, male or female, being shirtless.
- No added effects. (i.e. Fire, dry ice, or other substances or chemicals)
- No actual weapons. Foam or cardboard weapons are allowed.(no play fighting)
- To be eligible, you must sign up online, or at Rural Hall Branch Library at least 1 week prior to the day of the contest. Contest badges will be given out on the day of contest; please check in with staff when entering Auditorium.
- You must wear shoes with all costumes.
- No costume is no costume.
- Photos are encouraged, but please ask other cosplayers if you wish to take their photo.
- Please no glitter.
- FCPL Staff reserves the right to deny any prop or costume deemed dangerous, or in violation of the rules.
- Spectators welcomed
Winners will be announced and prizes awarded the day of the contest. Please, ask Questions! Call 336-703-2977 or send us an email.
Anime Club Cosplay Contest
Rural Hall Library Auditorium
July 15, 2016 - 4pm