Costume Contest

Saturday, November 4, 2017
Lobby of Exhibition Hall.

1:30pm – Kids 12 and Under
4:30pm – Adults 13 and Over

Best Overall Show

Adult Contest Prizes:
Over $600 in Prizes to the Winners Courtesy of Tap Plastics!


Kids Contest Prizes:
1st Place – $40
2nd Place – $20
3rd Place – $10

Hosted by: Scarlet Harlot (Facebook Page)

Organzied by Comic Ash Studios (Facebook Page)

Abie Eke
(Facebook Page)
Abi Sue
(Facebook Page)
(Facebook Page)
Kruser Creations
(Facebook Page)

Adults Sign up at the show before 1pm at booth #802.
Pre-Judging Begins at 3pm

We want YOU to show us your stuff! Super Heroes, Game Of Thrones, Dr. Who, Supernatural, Robin Hood, Disney.

Have a great Spider-Man ensemble? Come show off!

However, we do have rules.

At least 60% of the costume needs to be made, built, or created by you.

This includes:
 Sewing, Building weaponry/armour, painting, crafting. You can take pre-made clothing items and alter them, (Example: Altering a bodysuit to suit your character, purchasing pre-made boots but making a gown from scratch. Purchasing a pre-made wig but making an entire armour out of craft foam/foam mats/worbla and fabric).

You will be judged on Talent. Are you alive and “On” for the audience?
How much do you ‘resemble’ the character (This has nothing to do with facial structure, and everything to do with if we can figure out who you are trying to be? Example: Showing up in a t-shirt and jeans and saying “I’m Spider-Man” doesn’t qualify)

Age Range:

12-Under: Walk on stage and show off your costume or cute outfit!  (We’re a lot more lenient for kid’s costumes but we do prefer if you’re actually in a costume!)

13-Adult: Show us what you have, Pre-Judging will be earlier in the day and signup sheets will end AT NOON, prior to Pre-Judging. You are required to show up for Pre-Judging at 3pm, or else you will not be called to stage during the presentation portion.

Judging is based on

Attire/Portrayal of Character:
Presentation: 25%

Judging is graded on a scale of 1-5
1 – Not meeting expectations, doesn’t represent the character, wasn’t made
2 – Quality isn’t met, character is there but it lacks ______
3 – Decent quality, meets expectations, lacking in ____
4 – Exceeds Expectations, costume/performance is extremely well executed, could use _____
5 – Flawless performance, handmade costume, effort is shown 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: “I have a group, can we enter together?” 
A: Yes! We love groups!

Q: “Can I jump off the stage? Use fireworks/smoke/other materials that could be deemed dangerous?”
A: No. We don’t want anyone getting hurt, and we highly frown upon people jumping off the stage. Please use the exits to the left/right of the stage!

Q: “Can I come on stage with my kid? They’re shy.”
A: That’s totally acceptable. We also have a host who will help your child feel safe and comfortable and show off their costume as well!

Q: “I didn’t make 60% of my costume, can I still enter?”
A: If you want to show it off, that’s OK, but you most likely won’t win a prize.

Q: “Do I have to show up at pre-judging?”
A: Yes. This is super important so when the show starts it runs smoothly! 🙂

Q: “I’d like to volunteer/assist with next year, how can I do that?”
A: Email with the subject JET CITY COSTUME CONTEST Volunteer! If you’d like to volunteer in general, reach out to the general email found on the website.


Click Below to See Pictures from Past Costume Contests:




Atomic Comics

Tacoma, WA's oldest comic book store, located by the mall, packed with new & back issues, graphic novels, toys & collectibles. 4020 S Steele St # 102, Tacoma, WA 98409 (253) 472-1908

SciFi Monkeys

Courtyard by Marriott

Courtyard by Marriott Tacoma Downtown is the sponsored hotel of Jet City Comic Show 2017! 1515 Commerce St, Tacoma, WA 98402

Fingers Duke Design Studio

Tap Plastics

Subspace Comics

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