2019 Southeast Game Exchange contest presented by Upstate SC Cosplay. Each category winner will receive a $40 gift card! Kids category winner receives a $40 gift card to Gamestop, Group category winner receives a $40 gift card to Panera Bread, and the remaining categories receive $40 from Joann's Fabric. MC - Kyber Knight Cosplay Judges - AvantGeek, White Knight Cosplay, Jon Pierce Fashions Buy your 2-day pass now and save at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-southeast-game-exchange-tickets-57064437268 Categories: Kids (12 and under) Teens (13-17) Adults Novice (18 and up) (made less than 50% of the costume) Adults Advanced (18 and up) (made more than 50% of the costume) Best Group (2 or more) Prizes & Photoshoot for the winners of each category 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 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 Southeast Game 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. Contestants will be divided into their categories prior to the contest and will have the opportunity to walk across the stage. If you are not lined up in your category when the contest starts, you will be eliminated from the contest. Each contestant will have a short period of time to portray the character while on stage. The judges may take a quick photo of the cosplayer for future reference and may ask the contestant a few questions about your costume. Once everyone AT the end of the contest, scores will be tallied and the winners will be announced.