Cosplay is NOT Consent:

The culture of Cosplay is one of fun, creativity, and mutual respect. Unfortunately, not every fan adheres to the "respect" part. Cosplay is NOT Consent - and cosplayers who dress in (sometimes) revealing costumes should not accept inappropriate behavior from their peers. 

Anyone in violation of this rule will be banned for life from our show. 

Cosplay Guidelines & Policies:

Lilac City  Comicon encourages fans to Cosplay as their favorite Pop Culture icons! For everyone’s safety and for a relaxing event, here are guidelines to use with your Cosplay experience.

  • Costume & daily wear shall not exceed the body in such a way as to be deemed indecent exposure under the WA state & city of Spokane ordinances. Remember this is a family show. 

Simply put if you wouldn't wear it to the post office then do not wear it to the con. 
If you are still questioning if it's too risque, then it probably is.

  • All costumes and or props worn within the convention center must fit through a standard doorway without effort.

  • All costumes with limited movement must have a handler to assist them to safely navigate throughout the show. 

  • Lilac City Comicon and the Spokane Convention Center reserve the right to remove anyone from the building that is acting disrespectful or inappropriate way towards others without warning. Don't be that guy. 

  • All  children must be accompanied by an Adult during the show. Lilac City Comicon and The Spokane Convention Center are not responsible for supervising your child. Sorry but we are not a day care. 

  • If you are in violation of these rules you may be asked to leave the convention center without notice by event staff. 


1. No real firearms – and 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 in 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 Lilac City Comicon.

4. Solid prop weapons which have enough weight to cause physical harm with even a medium swing are not be 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 may 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.

Cosplay Information 

Saturday: Adult Coplay Contest (Main Stage) Time 5:00pm

Sunday: Youth Cosplay Contest (Main Stage) Time 3:00pm

2017 Cosplay Contest Categories:

EXPERIENCED - Contestants who have entered in more than 2 major cosplay contests at any convention. Ages 13 & up. Prizes TBA

NOVICE -  Contestants who have entered in less than 2 major cosplay contests at any convention. Ages 13 & up. Prizes TBA

Youth- Contestants Ages 12 & Under. Prizes TBA

2017 Cosplay Contest Rules:

1. You must enter a new costume. Previous costumes entered in Lilac City Comicon cosplay contests are not allowed. 

2. You may enter as a single or group. Group limit is 7 people.  If you enter as a group and win as a group only one single grand prize will be awarded. No additional prizes will be given.

3. "Customized" means anything you have added to or alternations you have done to your costume. Store bought pants are not customized. Store bought pants with added paint, materials or design changes are considered customized.

Kits are acceptable as long as the contestant has assembled the kit.

4. It goes without saying that you MUST have a badge to enter the Con to be able to be entered into the contest.

5. All costumes must be of original construction or show major modifications or alterations to pre-existing materials. No costumes that are purchased or otherwise obtained from a professional or retail source will not be excepted into the contest.

6. Any props or weapons must adhere to convention rules and be non working. No projectiles, fire, smoke, pyrotechnics are allowed.

7. All costumes must be family friendly. No partial nudity or indecent exposure is allowed. (If you have to ask about it, its probably not going to be allowed. Just please use common sense.)

8. Any rude gestures, profanity or lewd behavior from any contestant will not be tolerated and the contestant will be removed from the contest immediately.

9. Costumes do not have to be worn by the creator. Costumes can be modeled by contestants but the creator must be present during the contest.

10. Each Experienced costume contestant must bring a list of references and materials they used, complete with name of character, to the sign up booth.

11. Experienced costumes should be 80% crafted or altered. Novice contestants should have at least 50% crafted or altered.

12. Must be registered to enter the contest 30 minutes prior to contest. 

Youth Cosplay Contest Rules: 

1. Have Fun!

2. Store bought costumes are acceptable, but hand made is better. 

3. Must be able to walk on & off stage by yourself. No strollers or parental assistance. 

4. It goes without saying that you MUST have a badge to enter the Con to be able to be entered into the contest.

5. Must be registered to enter the contest 30 minutes prior to contest. 

Questions? Please email us at [email protected]