HIVE Pop Up Mini Con and Costume Party at Boxyard RTP
When: Tuesday October 26, 2021
Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost: The Con is Free, but check out the amazing restaurants at Boxyard RTP and grab some dinner.
900 Park Offices Dr
Research Triangle, NC 27709
Celebrate an early Old Hallows Eve with HIVE Comicade. We know you have a great costume for Sunday, but why not debut it a couple of days early! Boxyard RTP is hosting the HIVE for this Family Friendly event. Bring your kids, bring your mom, bring your neighbor. It should be a fun time of socializing and being with the bees. As always, we will have our growing library of independent and collected works, apparel, and Hive merchandise.
There will be a cosplay contest with cash prizes (judging from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM) for the more serious cosplayers, and drawings for at 6:00pm and 7:00pm for any registered attendees at the event.
Contestants under the age of 18 need a parent or legal guardian present at the cosplay competition to sign a waiver in order for that contestant compete in the cosplay contest.
All costumes must cover "swimsuit areas" – no nudity. Body-paint costumes are not eligible, this of course doesn't include make up.
The contest is open to characters from published works; movies, TV shows, comic books, cartoons, video games, and card games. If your costume has won a major award before you are not eligible for any awards in this contest. Rule breakers will be disqualified. We want this to be a fun and fair competition for all ages.
Please try to stay in a "PG‐13" frame of mind when it comes to language and hand gestures. Violation of this rule may cause you to be disqualified from the competition.
Costumes must be handled by the contestant or by handler(s) the contestant brings to help.
Contestants are not allowed to throw anything, use projectiles, or use anything on stage that will leave the area a mess. This includes (but is not limited to) liquids, glitter, and confetti. If you have a question about something you want to do, feel free to send an email with “Costume Contestant Question” as the subject to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No pyrotechnics, fire, explosive devices, live animals, or similar special effects can be used during the competition; this includes smoke/smog machines and flash paper/powder. Anyone who violates this rule may be disqualified from the competition.
No props and/or prop weapons will be allowed at this event.Safety First!
Children (age 12 and below, see Children's Cosplay Competition for more details) who need a parent to accompany them. However, parent/child teams are allowed to compete in the main stage competition together.
Each contestant may only enter one costume into the competition.
All contestants must be registered by 6:30 PM. Judging promptly ends at 7:00 PM with awards to follow soon after. Hive Comicade reserves the right to turn away any contest entry it deems inappropriate or not in compliance with the rules.
Keep in mind that the cosplay contest is a family-friendly event.
Judging will be based on creativity and craftmanship.
The rules on this page are subject to change.
All cosplay events/panels have the potential to be photographed/filmed/recorded in some fashion. These recordings may be used in future galleries or promotions. Signing up for, and/or attending, any cosplay event is done with the understanding that recording could occur at any time, and permission is tacitly given for the participant's likeness to be used.