Costume Contest

The Annual Official FlatCon Costume Contest

Started in 2014, the FlatCon Costume Contest has become a tradition! It’s a great way to let your gamer geek flag fly! Adults, kids, and even entire families have entered in the past.

The 2014 Contest Winner! Young women dressed as Team Fortress 2 Medic and Mechanic

The 2014 Contest Winner!  Team Fortress 2 Medic and Mechanic

Past Contest Entries:





For 2017 we awarded prizes for the costume that gets the most onsite votes as well as a prize for the costume getting the most Likes on our Facebook page!

Winners in 2017 received gift certificates from Michael’s craft store so the winners can further indulge their cosplay creativity!

We are blown away each year by the cool, creative costumes contestants enter into the contest!

Annual Costume Contest Rules:

  • All contestants MUST be registered/paid FlatCon attendees or a child 12 years or under accompanied by a paid adult.

    Youth dressed in intricate Steampunk Doctor Octopus with moving limbs

    Steampunk Doctor Octopus with moving limbs

  • Costume only needs to be worn for the picture, but it is encouraged that you continue wearing it to help promote your entry.
  • To win you must be present for a picture between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, and you must be present to receive a prize between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday.
  • By entering the contest, you give FlatCon permission to post your picture on our social media feeds including Facebook and Twitter.
  • Costumes should be appropriate for a family friendly convention, and costumes should not have the intention of offending any individuals or groups. We reserve the right to refuse entrance into the contest for any reason.(See the FlatCon Policies page.)
  • Onsite voting will take place 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. Judges will count the votes and announce the results between the 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. break. Facebook Likes will be tallied at around the same time for that award.
  • Once announced, all results are final.

NOTE: We WILL be taking your picture and we may use it on future FlatCon websites and/or social network outlets. By entering the contest, you are agreeing to this.