Costumes entered into the championship must be made by the person entering. You MUST have made a minimum of 75% of the costume. You MUST be over the age of 14.

You will be able to present as your character on stage and be in with a chance of winning prizes if your costume is eligible for judging. 

In depth examinations will take place before the stage by the event host and their assistants.

Cosplay is not limited to anime it can be a character from any fictional universe (eg. comics, games, pop culture, etc.)


There will be a 1st/2nd/3rd & honorable mentions for the participants with the best costume design.


Any event or costume queries email with the event in the subject (eg. ‘WALES COMIC CON MASQUERADE’)



  • Only one entry is permitted per person or group.

  • Sign-ups are ONLY available online.

  • Costume eligibility will have to be checked before entering, if your costume breaches any of our terms we have the right to terminate your entry.

  • You MUST be over 14 to enter. (If you are under 14 you can still enter the Masquerade)

  • On the day of the event, you will have to check-in at the side of the stage half an hour before.

  • Any staff, crew, guests, or employees are not eligible to enter the championship.

  • Please e-mail to enter.



The team reserves the right to interview the attendee should the costume be deemed as unsafe for the stage. 

  • All costumes should be acceptable to wear in public - Nudity, adult fetish attire and extreme BDSM is not allowed.

  • Entrants should be able to move around safely in the costume and should not impede their ability to access the stage.

  • Costumes must NOT contain any offensive, racially motivated, or endorse any form of hate or hate group. No black face or cultural appropriation. No part of the costume should include any harmful or potentially harmful materials.

  • Costumes & Props must not create or involve naked flames.

  • Any larger costumes may not exceed 3 meters between two points of the costume or prop.


All props should meet the following requirements:

  • All item props should be less than 150cm in length - anything longer must be dismantled in crowded areas.

  • Any type of skates are not allowed inside any part of the venue.

  • Heavy items that could be used as weapons are not permitted. (eg. crowbars, iron bars, etc.) Additionally, any power tools are not permitted. 

  • Be mindful of the public - props should be hidden/covered up outside of the event regardless of how realistic - this prevents any unnecessary interaction from bystanders or the police.

  • Any prop that can be fired is not allowed.

  • No sharp or pointed parts

  • Tails or trains are permitted but be mindful of crowded areas as they could be a slip or trip hazard



  • Metal blades - sharp or blunt e.g. swords, axes & knives

  • Bats - wooden or metal, including baseball bats

  • Guns - handguns, rifles, or any other artillery

  • Crossbows and strung bows capable of firing and sharp-tipped arrows

  • Gas canisters made from metal or plastic of any kind

  • Nails protruding, or any other sharp items protruding from items or costumes

  • Laser pointers, regardless of being part of a costume or prop

Any other item that is deemed illegal to carry in the UK



  • Unrealistic guns and toy guns such as Phasers and plasma guns are allowed up to 150cm

  • Realistic imitation firearms such as airsoft guns and BB guns are allowed as long as they have the brightly coloured tip or a muzzle fitted

  • Bows and crossbows are allowed if unstrung or which are props that cannot be operated or fired

  • Slings and catapults are allowed however no ammunition may be carried and will be confiscated if found

Please bring items at your own risk, if staff and security deem them to be a risk to the event and its attendees, confiscation, and ejection from the event is highly likely. All props will be checked on entry and if any of the items do not adhere to any of the rules they will not be allowed in the event.


Monopoly Events reserves the right to deny entry, withdraw access, or cancel tickets without refund. Monopoly Events Staff & Security for the event and venue reserve the right to reject any weapon or prop if deemed likely to cause a nuisance.


Monopoly Events want all our visitors to enjoy our events therefore if you are in any doubt on any of the guidelines written here please check before choosing your costume by emailing


Each participant's information will be collected and used by Monopoly Events in accordance with the ‘Privacy Policy’ By entering the Cosplay Masquerade you agree and acknowledge to have read, understood, and agreed to both the rules and Privacy Policy.


Monopoly has the right to disqualify any participant or remove the prize from any winner if found to be tampering with the entry process or acting in violation of the rules.