DerpyCon 2018 - November 9 - 11, 2018 - Morristown, NJ

Cosplay Showcase

The DerpyCon Cosplay Showcase is a staged show where costumed entries appear in front of an audience. Entries take the form of walk-ons, or rehearsed skits which may include, but are not limited to: musical numbers, choreographed dances, comedy sketches, acting, instrumental acts, parodies, drama, and DERP. The performance should be planned and rehearsed before the event so that everyone can have a Safe, Fun, and Derpy time.


  1. To enter the Cosplay showcase you must be registered as an attendee to DerpyCon 2016. This means entrants who are registering online for this event must be pre-registered for DerpyCon 2016. This includes all members of group entries. Group leaders should verify all members have pre-registered for DerpyCon 2016 before registering their skit for the Showcase.
  2. Check-in for the Showcase will be held Saturday morning. Failure to check-in will result in the entry being dropped and the Showcase slot being opened to another entry. Check-in time and location will be made available online once the DerpyCon  schedule is set.
  3. All skits must be PG, please refrain from cursing or nudity on stage!
  4. There will be a maximum of six (6) participants in any Showcase performance, this includes stage “ninjas”.
  5. Participants under 13 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  6. Staged falls, as well as smoke, pyrotechnics, glitter, or other special effects that will leave a mess behind are prohibited. Nothing can be thrown into the audience and any item that comes on stage must be brought off the stage at the end of the skit.
  7. Participants’ costumes must allow them freedom of movement. DerpyCon cosplay staff will be unable to assist entrants with their costumes. Entrants must be able to navigate stairs and move around the stage unassisted.
  8. Any participant who does not follow the rules of the showcase, misses line up times, or does not follow the instructions of cosplay staff during the event, may be disallowed from participating at the discretion of the Head of Cosplay.
  9. Only Showcase participants will be allowed in the Green Room.

Time Limit

All Cosplay Showcase participants will be given the following times based on the number of people in a skit:

  • 1 – 1:00 minute
  • 2-4 – 2:00 minutes
  • 5+ – 3:00 minutes

Performers will have 30 seconds to set up their skit, and 30 seconds to break down their skit. (This will not count toward the actual Time Limit you are allowed).

If you need more time for your skit, please email the Head of Cosplay.


Are only allowed the most of 1 min on stage.


You must provide your own music/audio. You may have the source on but not limited to CD/Flash drive/etc please bring a back up if something happens with the audio the day of the event. Please hand in audio day of skit rehearsal.

Recommended Audio Format: AIFF or WAV format at 44.100 kHz, Stereo, minimum 16-bit Integer.

If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to email the cosplay Staff.

Please fill out and submit your entry form before November 4, 2016

Applications are now closed for 2016

If you still wish to participate in the show case please email the cosplay staff or come by the Cosplay HQ on Friday.