Can I wear a costume to Boston Comic Con?
Do I need to wear a costume to attend Boston Comic Con?
Does it have to be a superhero costume?
No, you may dress as any character you choose provided it's "family
friendly" and please note you must wear shoes at all times in the
convention center regardless if your character does not.
What do you mean by "family friendly"?
If your costume is too revealing/offensive (cover up those naughty bits!)
you will be asked to cover up or change. For example, a Mystique costume
comprised of only blue bodypaint and panties would not be permitted.
What if some creep won't stop harassing me?
Tell Boston Comic Con staff or a member of Security immediately. Boston
Comic Con will not tolerate any sort of harassment of our attendees whether
they are in or costume or not.
What are the rules regarding cosplay props?
First of all, please use common sense. If you can't take it on a plane then
itís probably best to leave it at home. Please note we cannot and will not
pre-approve your props. Security will need to check and tag them each day
of the show.
Specifically please refer to the following:
- No real weapons functioning or not (firearms, blades, bows,
crossbows, explosives, nunchuks, etc.)
- No metal props, stick to plastic or, better yet, foam.
- No chains, whips, spikes, leashes, etc.
- No hardwood props (baseball bats, bokken, etc.)
- Nothing that emits smoke, flame, etc.
Also, please note the following disclaimer:
All fake/toy/prop guns must have an orange tip, whether glued plastic or
painted. And if it shoots projectiles (ie discs, pellets, liquid, etc) it
must be made nonfunctional and irreparable. This applies
to fake/toy/prop bows as well.
As well as this one:
Boston Comic Con reserves the right to confiscate any prop deemed dangerous
and to eject any attendee who may be a danger to others. These rules apply
to the cosplay contest as well.
Wait, there's a cosplay contest?
Yes, Boston Comic Con hosts an annual cosplay contest with judges, prizes,
etc. It's one of the biggest events of the con and space for both
participants and audience runs out quickly.
Can I sign up for the cosplay contest right now?
No, registration for the cosplay contest will be held on-site at the