Hall Costuming Rules

Denver Comic Con is kid-friendly. Keep it PG.

No costume is not a costume!

Cover your bits.  We ask that people have swim suit coverage with leotard bottom coverage. If you’re not sure if your costume accomplishes that, please email the Costume/Cosplay staff at cosplay@popcultureclassroom.org.  Please make sure your costume is sturdily constructed—this should include proper undergarments.”

Wear protective footwear at all times.  This means some sort of hard sole—a unitard or stocking feet are not sufficient.  We know a lot of characters like to run around barefoot, but since they are fictional, they don’t have to worry about tetanus.

If you’re not within guidelines, you will be asked to cover up.

Military dress

Uniforms are great! Some of the coolest outfits are uniforms. But if you intend to wear a uniform that looks super-realistic, please distinguish that it is a costume.

Basic rule of thumb: If your clothing could be confused with local law enforcement, please don’t wear it.

Hateful symbols aren’t welcome at Denver Comic Con.  Historical costumes can be great, but emblems of genocide are not appropriate.

No inappropriate signs

Convention staff has final say.

No signs offering services or making requests to be hugged or touched.

We all know some of you like hugs, but please don’t carry around a sign saying so.  Ask politely before hugging a stranger; you could really hurt someone by tackling (aka “glomping”) them.  Respect each other and we’ll all have a better time!

Remember, we’re in Denver in the summertime!

Stay hydrated!

Consider bringing a change of clothing if your costume is restrictive or if there is danger of overheating.  Heatstroke is no fun.
Photography is not allowed in high-traffic areas.  This includes near doors, escalators, and in busy hallways.  Please move to a designated photography area.

Be safe downtown.  If you go outside the convention site in costume, stay in a group.  Safety first!

Denver Comic Con cannot be responsible for damage incurred to your costume during the convention, and the staff reserves the right to ask you to change if your outfit is not acceptable.

Denver Comic Con staff reserves the right to alter rules or policies to protect public safety or ensure a safe and successful convention.