Cosplay Contest Pre-Registration

Do you plan on competing in the Magic City Con 2017 Cosplay Contest?


Please Note:


The Cosplay Contest Procedure has changed for Magic City Con 2017. The procedure is as follows:


1. YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COSPLAY CONTEST! There are two ways to Pre-Register. You may pre-register for the cosplay contest via the website right here on this page BEGINNING ON SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017. We will accept UP TO 30 pre-registrations online. Once this limit is reached, the form on this page will disappear and online pre-registration will be cut off. You may also pre-register in-person at the Affliction Cosplay Photography table at Magic City Con. The Affliction Cosplay Photography table will be located on the lobby level of the hotel. The final 20 spots for the contest will be filled beginning at 7:15pm on Friday, June 30, 2017 (following Opening Ceremonies). If you will be pre-registering in-person, please bring a reference photo of your cosplay to give to the judges. These spots are first come, first served.


2. Pre-judging for the cosplay contest will begin at 8:00pm on Friday, June 30, 2017. Please refer to the Magic City Con schedule (to be released) to find out the exact location of pre-judging. Contestants will be lined up in the order that they pre-registered to go through pre-judging.


3. Cosplay Contest stage walk will be scheduled for Saturday, July 1, 2017. Please refer to the Magic City Con schedule for time and location (to be released). You will also be given the time and location when you go through pre-judging. You do not need to worry about being judged during the stage walk. All judging will be complete before then.


4. After all contestants have taken the stage, the winners will be announced!

Cosplay Contest Rules
You MUST read, agree, and adhere to the Rules outlined in this document while participating in the Cosplay Contest.

Cosplay Contest Rules 2017.pdf
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Convention Floor Cosplay Rules

1. Magic City Con is a family-friendly convention. Please use common sense, be considerate of other attendees, and be aware of your surroundings.

2. Cover your body parts. "No costume" is not a costume. "Paint" and/or "pasties" are not a costume either. No intentional or unintentional "wardrobe malfunctions" are allowed. Please make sure your costume is sturdily constructed. This includes proper undergarments. If your costume is deemed to be too revealing or offensive, you will be asked to cover up or change.

3. Protective footwear is highly recommended, but not required.

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

5. Hate symbols, even historical hate symbols like swastikas, will not be tolerated.

6. Roller blades, roller skates, and skateboards will not be allowed in the event center spaces.

7. Stilts are allowed, as long as you are wearing them.

8. No signs offering services or making requests to be hugged or touched. We want everyone to feel comfortable.

9. Per Galleria Mall Rules, MASKS COVERING YOUR FACE AND WEAPONS ARE NOT TO BE WORN IN THE MALL. Please keep this in mind when visiting the food court or shops inside the Galleria or when traveling from any of the parking locations to the convention floor throughout the weekend.

10. There will be a Cosplay Coat Check as well as a Cosplay First Aid location on-site. Please utilize these FREE services throughout the convention weekend, and especially for your masks/weapons when visiting the interior of the mall.


If you have any questions about your specific cosplay, please contact Jamie Phelps at:

Magic City Con

Costume Weapons Policy


No functional weapons are allowed at Magic City Con.


*All costume weapons must be inspected at the Weapons Check on the first floor of the Atrium before entering the Convention floor. 

*All costume weapons must conform to state and federal law.

*Projectile costume weapons must be rendered inoperable.

*Functional (real) arrows must have their tips removed and be bundled and zip tied to a quiver. 

*Costume swords must be tied to your costume in such a way that they can't be drawn. 

*After your costume weapons have been checked, they will be tagged by security, and you will be given a wristband to wear to designate that your weapons have been checked. 

*Security will escort you to the Weapons Check for inspection if your costume weapon is not checked. 

Cosplay Coat Check

Our Cosplay Coat Check is for all of our Cosplayers! Have a weapon or an item of your costuming you don't want to carry around all day? Don't want to worry about coming straight from work and changing in the parking lot? Don't want to leave your make-up bag or heat sensitive items in your car all day in the summer heat? Then our Cosplay Coat Check is for you! Cosplay Coat Check is a secure room where you can check your items and continue on with your Con adventures worry free! There will also be a separate changing room available for those not staying in the hotel that need a place to get changed. You may check your items in and out as many times as needed. 

*There is no fee for this service!

Birmingham, Alabama

June 30 - July 2, 2017

The Hyatt Regency Birmingham - Wynfrey Hotel

Convention Hours:


Friday: 12:00pm - MIDNIGHT

Saturday: 9:00am - MIDNIGHT

Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Dealer's Room Hours:

Friday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am - 8:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

TableTop Game Room Hours:

Friday: 12:00pm - MIDNIGHT

Saturday: 10:00am - MIDNIGHT

Sunday: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Video Game Lounge Hours:

Friday: 12:00pm - MIDNIGHT

Saturday: 10:00am - MIDNIGHT

Sunday: 10:00am - 6:00pm


Adult Weekend Passes

*Military Discount Available*


Child Weekend Passes

(Ages 6 - 11)


Magic City Weekend Meal Passes

(Optional Purchase)

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