MileHiCon 53 Masquerade Winners

More Costumes/Cosplay!

You can submit photos to the Cosplay Gallery year-round! Send them to webmaster@milehicon.org . Appropriate categories/types of costumes to share:

  1. past MileHiCon costumes
  2. costumes from other conventions
  3. kids costumes, including original Halloween costumes even if not absolutely genre—i.e., no Spiderman costumes from Target but a home-made waffle iron outfit, sure!

Send good images, 300dpi by preference, but not huge files. Please include any identification and/or photo credit you want displayed with the image, and up to 50 words noting special brag-worthy features of the costume. 😉

Appropriate masquerade/cosplay costumes for MileHiCon, and other general guidelines

The MileHiCon Masquerade/Cosplay Contest is for creations derived from and inspired by science fiction, fantasy (high/urban/other), horror, mythology, anime, steampunk, fairy tales, comics, mythology, theater, cyberpunk, media, gaming, history, science, and assorted other realms of the imagination. Fannish puns and shaggy-dog joke costumes, if the presentation is kept short, are also fine.

You may enter the masquerade individually and also as part of a duo/group if you do so in another costume/character and logistics permit. 

Costumes that have won a major award at a previous MileHiCon are not permitted to compete again. (But submit pictures for the gallery!)

Store-bought or rented costumes are not eligible. However, a purchased prop will not be prohibited. (On the other hand, you don’t get the brownie points for being able to say you made the whole thing.)

You may enter the masquerade individually and also as part of a duo/group if you do so in another costume/character and logistics permit. 

Costumes that have won a major award at a previous MileHiCon are not permitted to compete again. (But submit pictures for the gallery!)

Store-bought or rented costumes are not eligible. However, a purchased prop will not be prohibited. (On the other hand, you don’t get the brownie points for being able to say you made the whole thing.)

Presentation and Submission Guidelines (including crucial technical stuff for virtual)

Awards: Masquerade entries will be judged on the individual merits of the costume and its presentation. The number of entries will influence how many awards will be given, but there will be a Best Costume, Best Presentation, Judges’ Choice, Audience Favorite and Best in Show Awards in the adult division. Awards in the child division will be based on number of entries, but cosplayer certificates or ribbons will be given to all young cosplay entrants. 

 Mature and Other Content Guidelines: MileHiCon is a family-friendly and inclusive convention, so keep that in mind. We are sticking with PG … maybe PG-13. If you have questions and don’t want to have to tweak your costume onsite or in the Green Room … contact me at (masquerade@milehicon.org or rosebeetem@hotmail.com.)

Live Animals, Weapons, Pyrotechnics, and Other Effects: Still prohibited on the live stage, with the exception of official service animals.

Music, Etc.: If you have music or some other prepared audio file, it must be delivered on a CD or USB drive by 4 pm on Saturday so the tech crew can prepare. Label your CD/drive with your name and information about the correct file to avoid surprises.

Suspension of Virtual Masquerade This Year: As there were no entries for the virtual masquerade last year, it is being suspended for MileHiCon 54. Depending on interest, it may be reinstated in the future.

Submit Entries Here: 

https://forms.gle/eQfmbCTSp8EGWTMn9