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Get Your Geek On!
Cosplay Contest

Pssst... your geek is showing!

What's better than geeky trivia? Geeky trivia in cosplay!  Whether you're a seasoned cosplayer or brand new to cosplay, Get Your Geek On! Trivia & Cosplay Night participants are encouraged to dress up in their geeky best, as a team or on your own, and show them off. This is your chance to impress (or at least entertain) our judges, including local celebrity iguest Bobby Ferris of CKRW 96.1 The Rush, your trivia opponents, and your friends!

Registration will be at the door and is free with trivia entry fee ($5). Forms will be available at the event, or can be downloaded and completed in advance here.

Contestants must provide background information on their costume and will have 60 seconds to show off their costume on stage. Contestants may only enter one category, group or individual.

 

Please read our Cosplay and Weapons Policy below before registering.

Prize categories are as follows (may be subject to change):

Best in Show - The whole package

Best Craftsmanship (80%+ of costume hand made) - Let's get technical

Best Stage Presence - Bring on the superstar

Best Group - Avengers assemble!

People's Choice - You like me, you really like me!

Most Unique - Think outside the box

Best Worst Costume - Aim for the bottom!

Best Mash-Up - It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... both?

Get Your Geek On! - Let your geeky colours shine! Dress in your fandom best, whether it's a complete costume or not... hats, t-shirts, accessories, etc. count too. Registration not required to be eligible for Get Your Geek On!

Get Your Geek On! Cosplay & Weapons Policy

 

Note: All rules and regulations may be subject to change.

Cosplay Policy

  • Regardless of gender identification, we require all attendees to wear a minimum of sports bra-like coverage on top with leotard-type coverage on bottom (i.e. no bare chests or visible butt cheeks as with thongs or “plumber’s butt”). A costume must provide this level of coverage at all times, including standing, sitting, moving, or posing.

  • All prop weapons, whether projectile or blunt, must adhere to the Weapons Policy (see next page).

  • All military, law enforcement, and other emergency service costumes should be easily distinguishable from official uniforms.

  • Hate symbols, including historical hate symbols like swastikas, will not be tolerated.

  • Please wear proper footwear. Bare or stocking feet are prohibited, as are rollerblades, roller skates, and wheelies.

  • Makeup must be properly sealed so that it does not rub off with casual contact or make a mess, such as glitter or fake blood.

  • Be mindful of oversized props, including prop weapons, and long-hemmed costumes, e.g. capes, trains, to ensure that they do not pose a tripping or other safety hazard.
     

The Yukon Comic Culture Society (YCCS) reserves the right to inspect all costumes and weapons on an individual basis to ensure that the event remains completely safe. Those who violate these rules assume all responsibility in the event of injury.

If you have any questions about your unique cosplay or weapons idea, please email us at info@yukomicon.com.

Weapons Policy

  • No functional weapons are allowed at Get Your Geek On! Simulated or costume weapons are allowed as part of your costume, subject to compliance with the following:

  • All prop weapons must be inspected by the Yukon Comic Culture Society (YCCS) at the door. Upon approval, your prop weapon will be tagged. Weapons that do not pass inspection must be removed from the event immediately. Upon request, YCCS may be able to store your weapon for the duration of the evening.

  • All prop weapons must conform to Territorial and Federal law.

  • Projectile prop weapons must be rendered inoperable.

  • Metal-bladed prop weapons must be blunt and tied to your costume in such a way that they cannot be drawn.

  • The following weapons are strictly prohibited:

    • Any weapons that may cause a mess (silly string, water-filled guns, water balloons, etc.)

    • Explosives (including firecrackers, caps, fireworks, etc.)

    • Chemical weapons (including bear spray, mace, pepper spray, etc.)

    • Sharp metal-bladed weapons (blunt metal-bladed weapons are allowed so long as they are tied to your costume in such a way that they cannot be drawn)

    • Live ammunition firearms, including those that are not loaded or have the firing pin or bolt removed

    • Functional replica firearms (including airsoft guns, paintball guns, cap guns, bb guns, etc.) and functional projectile weapons

    • Blunt weapons (including brass knuckles, nunchaku, clubs, etc.)

    • Any weapons or hand props that are sharp or could break into shards (e.g. props made of fibreglass, glass, or sharp metal)

    • Any other weapon prohibited by Canadian law

 

If you do not want to have your prop weapons inspected or tagged, or if you are not willing to comply with these policies, please do not bring your prop weapon to Get Your Geek On!