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Come one, come all! Join Escape the Vault for the next installment of Castle Cosplay Night! Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay Best Cosplayer 2019 Jack Rozsa will be joined by internationally celebrated Kira Chi and Burlesque Babe and Nerd Envy Inferno as guest judges. Be you adventurer, princess, hero, villain, or none of the above, we cordially invite you to our cosplay adventure!
18+ admitted with valid government-issued ID, 21+ to drink.
Doors open 10:30-2:30, event ends at 3am. We get the dungeon again, as well! Come explore Gotham City, Poison Ivy’s Garden, U.A High, and Busan!
Costume Contest Awards:
*Best in Show: All three judges must agree on this category. Winner gets $200 cash!
*Best Duo/Group: Again, all judges must agree on this category. Group gets $100 cash!
*Best Screen Accuracy: all three judges must agree.
*Judge’s Choices (one per judge) Each judge will choose their own winner independently of the other two.
*Commitment to Excellence: This is reserved for someone who has shown a passion for cosplay. This is chosen before the event by host Escape the Vault.
*Most Creative: this award is targeted at things like original characters, creative mashups, interesting takes on an existing character, or the use of creative materials. All three judges must agree on this.
*Honorable Mentions (number will vary)
$10 cover. DJs Mark Paradise and Tom Gold in the main ballroom, and Sean out on the patio.
Body painting by Orlando Pagan and handmade goods by Gromidez Dezigns in the dungeon.
Costumes must be street legal, and weapons must be conform to state/federal laws- orange tips, no projectiles, no real blades or bats.
Hate symbols of any kind, even historical or pop culture (I’m looking at you, Wolfenstein) are not permitted.
All military/service/law enforcement costumes must be distinguishable from official uniforms.
Shoes are required. Open-toed shoes are allowed but not recommended. Skates are not allowed. Sorry, Lucio!
Please be respectful of other patrons, in or out of cosplay. Cosplay is not the equivalent of consent.
The Castle has ZERO tolerance of drug use or underage drinking. Just don’t do it.
PLEEEEEEASE tip the venue staff. They work extra hard on nights like these to make us all have fun and feel welcome.
For those of you just looking for a good time with like-minded people, costumes aren’t required. 😉