For Cosplayers


Join us for The Cosplay Classic at Denver Pop Culture Con 2018!

Check out our rules and guidelines to get all the information you need to bring your best to the stage. The Cosplay Classic contains The Costume Contest, The Kids Cosplay, and The Cosplay Catwalk. Come celebrate geek culture through costuming!

For all portions of The Cosplay Classic:

  • All registration forms will be located on this page.
  • You must check in at Cosplay Canyon BEFORE 3:00 PM on Saturday, June 16, 2018. If you don’t check in, you will not be allowed on stage

Important Deadlines:

For details about each date, please read The Cosplay Classic – Rules and Guidelines

Saturday, April 14, 2018
12:00pm – 3:00pm MT
The Cosplay Classic: Costume Contest Registration Opens

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
5:00pm MT
The Cosplay Classic: Costume Contest Lottery
A live stream broadcast on our Denver Pop Culture Con Cosplay Facebook Group of our randomly selected cosplay applicants: Pop Culture ConCosplay/

Thursday, April 19, 2018
The Cosplay Classic: Costume Contest Lottery applicants will also be notified via email.

Saturday, April 21, 2018
12:00pm MT
The Cosplay Classic: Kids Cosplay Registration Opens

Saturday, April 21 – Sunday, May 6, 2018
Audio and costume references submissions open for the winning applicants of The Cosplay Classic: Costume Contest Lottery.

Sunday, May 6 – Sunday, June 3, 2018
Craftsmanship scheduling

Saturday, May 12 – Sunday, June 3, 2018
12:00pm MT
The Cosplay Classic: Cosplay Catwalk Registration Opens

Saturday, June 16, 2018
7:00pm – 9:00pm MT
The Cosplay Classic at Denver Pop Culture Con

Frequently Asked Questions

I Have a Question About Cosplay, Whom Should I Contact?
Will There Be Prop Storage If My Prop Is Not Allowed at the Door?

No. There will be no prop storage. All props that do not meet our prop guidelines will need brought back to your car or thrown away.

Can I Use My Prop in The Cosplay Classic?

If it meets the prop policy for Denver Pop Culture Con, absolutely! Props that do not meet the policy will not be allowed in the Colorado Convention Center. Also see

Am I Allowed to Take Pictures of Other Cosplayers?

Yes, but please be respectful and ask someone before taking their photograph. Do not try to sneak photos, because if you make someone feel uncomfortable, you may be asked to leave. Remember, Cosplay is not consent!

I Would Like to Have and/or Take Professional Cosplay Photos During Denver Pop Culture Con, is This Allowed?

Payment for photographs or similar services cannot be exchanged on Denver Pop Culture Con premises or the Colorado Convention Center. This includes payment systems like the Square. 

Any type of photography/video equipment that requires a tripod/stand or touches the ground is NOT allowed inside the Colorado Convention Center. This includes backdrops and lighting umbrellas. All cameras/lighting/flashes will need to be compact and handheld.

Can I Wear a Costume I Bought?

Purchased costumes are appropriate for The Kids Cosplay (ages 12 and under) or The Cosplay Catwalk.

What’s a “Cosplay Name” or Alias?

This is the name we will announce during your presentation. Some cosplayers like to have a “stage name” instead of using their own name (Jane Q. Public, for example, likes to go by Janie Q Cosplay). You may also use your legal name. Please keep in mind, we will need your legal name for registration.

Can My Kid(s) Be in the Show?

Kids 12 and under have their own portion of the event called The Kids Cosplay, a fun, non-competitive showcase. Kids go first so our littlest fans can still make bedtime!