• Kids – 10 & Under
  • Teens – 11-15
  • Young Adult – 16-21
  • Adults – 21+


  • Kids: 1st place $50, 2nd place $25, 3rd place Swag Bag
  • Teens: 1st place $100, 2nd place $50, 3rd place $25 Gift Card (Starbucks OR Dunkin)
  • Young Adults: 1st place $100, 2nd place $50, 3rd place $25 Gift Card (Starbucks OR Dunkin)
  • Adults: 1st place $100, 2nd place $50, 3rd place $25 Gift Card (Starbucks OR Dunkin)

Grand Prize (All Age Groups): $200

Each group also has a crowd favorite prize! Your choice of a $25 Gift Card.

General Rules:

1. Children must be attended by an adult.

2. Richmond Comic and Pop Show is a family-friendly environment. All costumes must be tasteful. The minimum coverage that will be allowed in the contest is a bikini. This means body paint, latex, pasties, etc. alone are not considered adequate body coverage. The judgment of what is acceptable is the sole discretion of the RCPS Staff.

3. All contestants must be able to enter and exit the contest area safely. If you need help, you may have one handler with you.

4. Do not leave anything in the contest area. For safety reasons, things like confetti, fireworks, glitter, flash paper, rose petals, water, and other small messy objects are strictly forbidden. Food or animals (except for service animals) are not allowed in the contest. Throwing any objects into the audience is forbidden.

5. Any costumes that maybe considered racist, discriminatory, offensive, or otherwise objectionable are not allowed. Richmond Comic and Pop Show is a family-friendly con. It reserves the right to disqualify and remove anyone violating these guidelines.

6. Weapons: Non-firing toy or prop weapons will be allowed at the discretion of the Costume Contest Director. All prop weapons must be demonstrated to be non-functioning to the Costume Contest Director prior to the costume contest. You may not throw or whip props around. “Live” or functioning weapons are not allowed in the costume contest. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS RULE WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION AND/OR EVICTION.

7. You may not run/jump in the contest area or perform any other acrobatics. One foot must remain on the ground at all times. Any contestant or group that does not obey this rule will be immediately disqualified and any resulting injuries will be their responsibility.

8. All costumes, props, and enactments of characters must abide by RCPS event regulations and guidelines.

9. Have fun! This is meant to be an enjoyable experience for everyone involved.