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Mid City Micro-Con 2024: Cosplay

All Things Cosplay!

2024 Cosplay Contest rules are posted below!

Application closes August 4th at 3 p.m.!


Rules for All Cosplayers

1. All costumes must be suitable for a family-friendly event. Suitability is determined by library staff. If you have questions about your costume's appropriateness, please email prior to the event.

2. Nudity or the illusion of nudity is not allowed. 

3. Profanity (including messages on clothing) is not allowed.

4. Obscene or offensive costumes are not allowed. Suitability is determined by library staff. If you have questions about your costume's appropriateness, please email prior to the event.

5. All prop weapons must adhere to the library's weapons policy. If you have questions about your prop's appropriateness, please email prior to the event.

  • Prop weapons that are made of light materials such as foam, cardboard, or wood are permissible. Prop firearms and other weapons must not be so realistic that they could be mistaken for actual weapons. Barrels of all prop firearms must have brightly colored caps in the barrels.
  • No functional firearms (including airsoft guns, paintball guns, etc.) or realistic-looking firearms that might be confused with functional firearms.
  • No projectile weapons of any type, including water guns.
  • No metal-bladed weapons, including swords.
  • No real blunt weapons, such as nunchaku or brass knuckles.
  • No hard prop weapons made of metal or fiberglass.
  • No fireworks or explosives.

6. Library staff reserve the right to screen costumes from social media for this event if they are deemed unsuitable. If you have questions about your costume's appropriateness, please email prior to the event and read EBRPL's Code of Conduct Policy.

Library staff reserve the right to ask anyone to resubmit photos or reapply with a different costume.

Judging Criteria

  • Originality/Creativity
  • Accuracy
  • Construction/Craftsmanship
  • Effort
  • Embodiment of Character
  • Overall Effect


  • Kids (10 and Under)
  • Teens (11 – 18)
  • Adults (19 and Over)
  • Group
  • Craftsmanship
  • Performance
  • Judge’s Choice (per Judge)
  • Overall/Best-in-Show

*Categories may be combined to reflect participation.


  • Participants can register in advance by completing the registration form, or emailing answers to the applications questions and attached photos and/or video to, on or before August 6, 2023. Submissions will close at 3:00 p.m. August 6. Submissions received after 3 p.m. will not be judged.


  • The goal of judging is to display and weight the extent of a cosplay’s build/craftsmanship to the judge(s).
  • Participants will be prompted on the contest’s rules & instructions upon entry into the contest.


  • Judging will take place at the event on Sunday, August 6.
  • Submitted photos and video may be posted on the Mid City Micro-Con InfoGuide, and may be shared on library social media (@ebrpl).


  • Awards will be announced at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 6 at the Awards & Recognition ceremony.
  • Prizes will be held at the Main Library at Goodwood in Baton Rouge.


  • Con staff has the right to deny/disqualify any entry at any time and for any reason, and the incident will be handled accordingly based on the severity of the situation. This includes participants improperly or dishonestly presenting their costume.
  • Violations of any rule in any form may result in disqualification and possible removal from the convention area.
  • Participants may only enter once and wear one costume. Participants may not enter as both an individual and a group member.

*Rules adapted from Chapter 6 of Cosplay in Libraries: How to Embrace Costume Play in Your Library by Ellysa Kroski

Cosplay Judges

Meet Our Contest Judges!

Lady Luna Loveless

Lady Luna Loveless cosplays Diva from Overwatch

Photo by Lady Luna Loveless

From Lady Luna Loveless: "Hi! I'm Lady Luna Loveless, an award winning cosplayer, published model, wig stylist, up an coming twitch streamer and owner of Cajun Moon Creations. Let me make your dreams come true today!"

Gamma Rae Cosplay

Gamma Rae in her Nel Cosplay from Bleach

Photo by Gamma Rae

From Gamma Rae: "I am a Lawyer by day, Cosplayer by night and a Geek always. I’ve been cosplaying since 2018 and have grown my craft and skills over the years. My proudest achievement and moment as a Cosplayer so far is when I won Best Innovation: Beginner at the 2022 Crunchyroll Hime’s Cosplay Cup with my Yamato cosplay. When it comes to cosplaying I don’t believe in boxing myself in to cosplaying only black characters. What I love most about cosplay is that there are no rules and that's why I enjoy cosplaying various characters while adding my own black girl magic twist to the cosplay."