Time: TBD Categories: Kids (12 and under) Teens (13-17) Adults (18 and up) We will also have additional awards for best group and best crossover/hybrid character. Rules: 1.No Costume is not a costume. All cosplayers must maintain a minimum bathing suit coverage. 2. Body Makeup: Makeup that easily smears or transfers to any person or property cannot not be worn. Please properly seal and set all makeup so that does not happen. Staff reserves the right to “smear test” for proper setting of blood or makeup. If your makeup does not comply you will be asked to remove the makeup. 3.Military Dress: If you intend to wear a uniform that appears realistic, distinguish that it is a costume. If your costume could be mistaken for current military or law enforcement, it is prohibited. No gang signs, no racist symbols. Emblems of genocide are prohibited. 4. Weapons: All Weapons must be inspected, approved and tagged by SEGE Staff prior to being carried or displayed in public areas. If you are found to be in violation of this policy, you will be asked to take it back to your hotel room or vehicle. SEGE Staff reserves the right to deny any/or all weapons/props not deemed appropriate and/or safe.The following projectile weapons are NOT permitted at the Southeast Game Exchange: dart guns, bb guns, crossbows, and real firearms. Judges and staff of Southeastern Gaming Exchange reserve the right to deem costumes inappropriate and disqualify them from the cosplay contest. Scoring: Scoring is based on 3 criteria: 1. Accuracy to character (how close your costume looks to the character) 2. Craftsmanship (how well costume is built) 3. Presentation (do you BECOME the character while in costume) Judging for contest will include filling out a short form with your name and character you are portraying as well as having a short conversation with the judges about your costume. The judges may take a quick photo of the cosplayer for future reference in case of tied scores. After your few minutes with the judges, you are free to enjoy the rest of the convention. Once everyone has been seen or the judging period finishes, scores will be tallied and averaged together to find the highest scores.