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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 and 2020 Jack Rozsa will be joined by Elise Wynter and TalleyCraft Cosplay yet again as guest judges, with performance and gogo by Phoenix Midnight, Jazz Marionette, Lilabelle Quaintrelle, and Alistair Graves. 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. $18 cover. $50 VIP gets you to skip the line, unique swag, and an exclusive hour in the Dungeon. Come explore Arcadia, Fontaine’s, Dionysus Park, and Cohen’s.
Costume Contest Awards (NO entry fee!):*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 $200 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.
*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)
$18 cover. $50 VIP.
DJ Tom Gold in the main ballroom, Sean out on the patio, Neiva 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, Fraternal Order of the Raven!) are not permitted.
All military/service/law enforcement costumes must be distinguishable from official uniforms. Not sure? Don’t wear it.
Shoes are required. Open-toed shoes are allowed but not recommended. Skates are not allowed. Sorry, Harleys!
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. You MUST have valid ID. No photos on phones or birth certificates.
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.