Here at Philcon, attendees and participants are encouraged to show their fellow fans their costumes on stage and compete for awards from our judges. No experience is needed; we’ll show you the ropes and help you on and off stage. There will be experienced judges to review entries on stage and, optionally, workmanship judging on the costumes’ technical work. Registration is required to appear on stage.

We welcome original designs as well as cosplay and other recreation costumes from science fiction, fantasy, historical, and other media.

Our active stage area will be 24′ wide by 14′ deep with normal entry from stage right and normal exit from stage left. The MC will be in the front of the wing on stage left.

We expect to have normal stage front lighting and a follow spot.

Sound for your entry must be pre-recorded and may be submitted via flash key or emailed to

Acceptable sound file formats:

  • .wav (preferred)
  • .mp3

More information about the Philcon 2022 Masquerade will be forthcoming.