Costume Contest Rules


The judges will determine the top four entries. And then the crowd will choose the Winner!

Be sure to be there to cheer on the top four!

General Rules:

  • No entries will be considered after check-in and judging has begun. Advance online registration is coming soon. 
  • Restrooms for changing will be available on the first floor of the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts. Entrants are responsible for their own belongings. We are unable to provide a secure area for personal items.  
  • No skits please.
  • All costumes must be family-friendly. Gore, graphic violence, nudity, swearing, or other objectionable elements may be grounds for disqualification as determined by the Costume Contest staff.
  • Realistic-looking firearms and weapons are discouraged and must be peace-tied.
  • Have fun!

Questions about Costume Contest rules and registration may be addressed to the Costume Contest Coordinator. Email us at and include “Costume Contest” in the subject line.