Last modified Apr 25, 2023 @ 5:26 pm

GigaZone Gaming Cosplay Contest Rules and Regulations

Have fun! Participate! The cosplay contest is for fun and prizes!


The contest entry was open from 10 am to 6 pm, April 22nd, 2023, and judging was between 6 pm & 7 pm the same day.

Costumes will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Quality: How well is your costume constructed.
  2. Representation of character: How well you portray the character you are dressed as.
  3. Originality: Does your costume just knock our socks off?

NOTE: Your costume must be age appropriate. Nudity is NOT a costume. Just because some comics and anime show it, doesn’t mean it’s acceptable here.

Replica Props/Weapons

Replica weapons, if a part of your costume, are allowed with the following rules:

  • BLADED PROPS: No Live bladed weapons. Any swords/daggers/spears/etc. must be made from a non-metal material such as resin, foam, worbla, or other materials. If your costume has a sword or knife and it is metal, it must be peace bonded and be completely unable to be drawn from a sheath or scabbard. Peacebonded weapons are attached to a scabbard or sheath using plastic zip ties in any color.
  • GUN PROPS: Because people are always concerned when firearms are involved, we must take every precaution to put the public at ease and not cause panic. Gun props are allowed if the following conditions are met. AIRSOFT REPLICAS: Airsoft replicas are allowed but must be rendered unable to fire. This means they must be free of batteries or CO2/gas. Triggers must be depressed and peace bonded/secured with a Brightly Colored plastic zip tie to prove they cannot be fired. They will be provided for you if you do not have zip ties. Barrels MUST have some marking to denote they are not real weapons. Pistols MUST be holstered. Rifles should have a sling. Rifles also MUST have a brightly colored barrel blocker AND Orange muzzle. ALL REPLICA WEAPONS WILL BE CHECKED BY OUR STAFF BEFORE BEING ALLOWED.



Place Prize Winner
First Place $400 Visa Gift Card Morgan Douglas, Bemidji,
Costume: Dragonborn
Second Place $300 Visa Gift Card Khori Vaerconam,
Costume: Betelgeuse
Third Place $200 Visa Gift Card Logan Monroe, Federal Dam,
Costume: Green Goblin


Place Prize Winner
First Place $100 Visa Gift Card Elsie Vanwert, Solway
Costume: Vaporeon
Second Place $75 Visa Gift Card Archer Freundschuh, Bemidji
Costume: Shyguy
Third Place $50 Visa Gift Card Edward Grimes, Cass Lake
Costume: Harry Potter