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Castle Cosplay Night Volume 6!


Castle Cosplay Night Volume 6 is gonna be the biggest one yet! Special Guests TwoHornsUnited and Alice Malice will be on board as judges along with host Escape the Vault for the costume contest. Contest winners are going to be announced at 1:30. No formal entry is required! Just come have fun and let the judges do the work.


*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!
*Judge’s Choices (one per judge) Each judge will choose their own winner independently of the other two.
*Most Creative (won by TwoHornsUnited Summer 2017): 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.

[Surprise bonus prizes for the above]

*Honorable Mentions (number will vary)

Escape the Vault will also be presenting the first ever award for Commitment to Excellence!

Our event photographer will be on hand getting shots of all our winners and as many of the other amazing cosplayers as possible!

Join us in the renowned “Red Room” as it gets transformed into VAULT 22 from Fallout: New Vegas (combined with the charms of Fallout 3 and 4)- don’t worry, we got the plants under control, ditched the spore people, and came up with some of the best drink specials from across the wastelands. We also rounded up your favorite tunes from Galaxy News Radio, Radio New Vegas, and Diamond City Radio onto one rad station! Pun intended. Fallout and post-apocalyptic shoot at 12:30.

Vault-Tec reminds you that you must have a valid, government issued ID (driver license, ID card, passport, military id, etc) and be 18 years old to tour our vault, or 21+ to drink.

$10 cover. DJs Mark Paradise and Tom Gold in the main ballroom, and Sean out on the patio.

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.

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.


*Alice Malice*

Alice is a veteran in cosplay. She’s been actively bringing her favorite characters to life since she was 16 years old. She is passionate about both her “traditional” cosplays and her more provocative, edgy cosplays- she was one of the launch models for My Geek Goddess. She is a longtime friend of host Escape the Vault, who is thrilled to welcome her to the event.

*Escape the Vault*

EtV is much newer to cosplay than her co-judges, only having cosplayed for about five years. She is most commonly seen as Jack (Mass Effect 3) which she recently won “Best Screen Accuracy” with at DragonCon, Morrigan (Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age: Inquisition) or something from the Fallout games. This is her sixth time hosting Cosplay Night and hopes it’s the best one so far.


TwoHornsUnited is a full-time designer and creator of sci-fi and post-apocalyptic helmets, armor, full costumes, and props. All of his work is strictly from his own concepts, and often freehanded and one of a kind. He started making armor in 2005 and remains very passionate about what he does. Always looking to push the envelope and create something truly wild, his clients hail from all over the world. He won our second ever “Most Creative” award at the Summer 2017 night.

For those of you just looking for a good time with like-minded people, costumes aren’t required. 😉

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