StocktonCon Winter 2022 Costume Contest

StocktonCon Costume Contest

2022 StocktonCon Winter Costume Contest Info

Join us for the StocktonCon Winter 2022 Costume Contest. Sign up will be at the Info/Merch Booth near the main entrance of Stockton Arena. The contest will be held in the Panel Room at 4:30pm. Preparation for the StocktonCon Costume Contest will begin at 3:45pm.

Prizes are as follows: $150 First Place — $100 Second Place — $50 Third Place — $50 Best Kids Costume

There will be a maximum of 30 slots allowed to compete in our contest.  We will be taking waiting list entries after the initial 30 contestants have signed up. Upon registration, you will be given a lineup number. That is your slot in the contest. You must arrive to the Panel Room Area 40 minutes prior to the start of the contest.  If you have not checked in you run the risk of have your spot in the contest taken by someone on the waiting list.

StocktonCon Winter is a family-friendly event – please keep that in mind when putting together your costume and presentation. No nudity allowed, this entails inappropriate exposure of private body parts. We reserve the right to refuse your costume if it is deemed too inappropriate.

We ask that all contestants adhere to the StocktonCon Winter Weapons Policy.  If you have a prop or weapon that falls outside of the policy it must be pre-approved prior to entry.  Approval to use said prop or weapon does NOT give you permission to walk the convention floor with that item.

An adult must accompany all contestants under the age of 16. The adult doesn’t have to accompany the entrant on stage during the presentation or backstage ahead of time – just in the panel room.

StocktonCon Winter will video and take photos of the contest entrants. By entering the contest, the entrant enters an agreement that allows StocktonCon Events to use their likeness and image in any current/future advertisement, promotion, or publicity for StocktonCon and other events.


StocktonCon encourages fans to cosplay as their favorite pop culture icons! For everyone’s safety and for a relaxing event, here are some cosplay guidelines.

  1. No real firearms. That includes firearms that shoot only blanks or BB’s.
  2. Replica weapons must stand out as fake from at least 10 feet away. An orange safety tip is required on all replica weapons.
  3. If any type of blade weapon is sharp enough or has a pointed tip, so that it might cut or pierce the skin – it will not be allowed into StocktonCon.
  4. Solid prop weapons which have enough weight to cause physical harm with even a medium swing are not  allowed.
  5. Functioning fake projectile weapons – even “Air Soft”, water guns, squirt guns, and any toy that is capable of actually firing a projectile, liquid, or object of any type are not allowed.
  6. Weapons will be peace bonded either while you wait in the registration line (prior to 10am) or at the information booth. Your item will be identified so that staff and attendees know it is safe and approved.
  7. Aiming, brandishing and pointing any and all weapons at other attendees is not acceptable. If you are in violation of this rule, you may be asked to leave Stockton Arena.
  8. If this doesn’t answer your question, please bring your replica weapon or prop to our weapons check area near the front entrance.