Welcome to Lilac City Comicon 

Your Friendly Neighborhood Comicon in Spokane, WA since 2007! 

Cosplay Information 

Photo by: Shelley Ann Cratty

Photo by: Gabby Roberts

Adult Cosplay Contest*
Saturday June 1st, 2019 (Main Stage) 

5:00pm Cosplay Group Photo 
5:15pm Prejudging
6:00pm "Novice" & "Experienced" Cosplay Contest                                        hosted by Emcee Burr Martin with Judges

Sponsors & Prizes:

Saturday Adult "Novice" & "Experienced" Cosplay Contest Sponsored by Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Safari Pearl Comics in Moscow, ID & The Comic Book Shop in Spokane, WA. 

NOVICE - Contestants who have entered in less than 2 major cosplay contests at any convention. 

Novice Prizes:

1st Place- $100 Gift Certificate to The Comic Book Shop in Spokane, WA. 

2nd Place- $50 Gift Certificate to The Comic Book Shop in Spokane, WA

3rd Place- $25  Gift Certificate to The Comic Book Shop in Spokane, WA

EXPERIENCED - Contestants who have entered in more than 2 major cosplay contests at any convention. 

Experienced Prizes:

1st Place- Custom Made Cosplay Championship Belt (see picture above) sponsored by Northern Quest Resort & Casino ($200 value). In addition $300 in cash sponsored by Safari Pearl Comics in Moscow, Idaho. 

2nd Place- $150 Gift Certificate to The Comic Book Shop in Spokane, WA

3rd Place- $50  Gift Certificate to The Comic Book Shop in Spokane, WA

Kids Cosplay Contest**

Sunday June 2nd, 2019 (Main Stage) 

3:00 pm "Youth" Cosplay Group Photo 
3:15 pm  "Youth" Cosplay Contest                                                                     hosted by Emcee Burr Martin with Judges

"Youth" Cosplay Contest Prizes TBA

Any kids competing in the "Youth" cosplay contest must be able to walk across the stage by themselves and follow directions by emcee. No parental assistance. No Strollers or infants. 

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. Yes, that means shirts are required. 

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. 

  • At the Cosplay Contest (either category) 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.

  • It goes without saying that you MUST have a badge to enter the Con to be able to be entered into any of the cosplay contests.


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 outside. Your item will be identified so that staff and attendees know it is safe and approved.

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