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cosplay Runway & Contest

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cosplay registration
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Join our 3Rd annual Cosplay runway!  Show off your creativity or your alternate persona.  Click the registration button to secure your spot. 


Looking to be there only to watch and encourage in the Cosplay Runway & Contest? click Pow! to Register your as a spectator


We ask before you register, just a few things to know....


Things to know

Culpeper County Library complies with all state and local requirements, including, masking, social distancing, limiting attendance, postponing an event and/or canceling an event, if required.

By entering, you agree to abide by any current health and safety requirements for entry into this event.

cosplay etiquette

Attendees and participants are expected to adhere to Culpeper County Library’s Code of Conduct.  That includes, but is not limited to:

keep it classy

Remember this is an all ages family-friendly event. Please wear appropriate, PG rated costume attire. Use common sense. Be considerate of other attendees. Be aware of your surroundings and potential audience.

It can get hot and sweaty in a bulky costume with all the people in the building during the event. Take appropriate measures to limit any odors.

personal hygiene


Harassment of any kind is not be tolerated. With that said:

  1. Photos - Always ask permission before taking photos or videos of other cosplayers and respect their right to say no.

  2. Ask First - Cosplay is never consent. Always ask first to hug or pose with someone, and never touch them without their permission.

  3. Respect the Artist and Artistry - Don’t monopolize the guest artists’  time, and remember that other people want to speak to them, too.

  4. Respect the Attendee - Solicitation of funds to take a photo with an attendee is strictly forbidden. This is a free and open event to the public to attend.

Keep it smart

 If you’re cosplaying, remember that you’re representing a character loved and looked up to by fans. Don’t do or say anything that might tarnish the image of that character.

Props/Weapons for Cosplay Players

If your costume includes a weapon or prop, we encourage Cosplay players to keep their props on their person at all times. Be aware of your surroundings before brandishing or posing with your weapon or prop. Toy or prop guns must have a bright orange, obvious tip to show they are non-working guns. Fake swords must be dull and blunt or soft (foam). In other words, be conscious of the prop you have and the props people want to see or accidentally may touch. Real weapons are not permitted.

Props/Weapons for attendees

Never pick up or handle their props without their permission.

take it easy

If you’re cosplaying, don’t forget to take breaks to rest and stay hydrated. It’s easy to get worn down quickly, especially in a heavy costume!

from the library staff:

Respect the library, its staff, its volunteers, and its general policies and behavior guidelines.

You are not permitted to:

  • Run

  • Sit in the aisles

  • Scream

  • Climb

  • Skateboard, scooter, roller-blades/skates/heel wheelies, hoverboard, etc.

  • Steal, destroy, or access unauthorized areas of library property.

  • Sell, trade, or barter on Library property or Southgate Shopping Center. In addition, there is no solicitation of tips, fees, signatures petitions, or donation requests for any reason except the Friends of the Library.

Respect other attendees

This includes but is not limited to: 

  • personal space boundaries

  • touching others without permission,

  • asking before taking somebody’s photograph

  • being courteous about occupying others’ time

  • Destruction, theft, or unauthorized use of other attendees’ personal property.

All “Rules of the Library” may be found at the entrance to Culpeper County Library.

We'll say it again: 

If you see something, say something!

We believe that all people are free to use the Library and enjoy CulpeperCon as a safe environment free from harassment. 

If you see something suspicious, if you are threatened or harassed by other attendees, or witness anyone engaging in dangerous activities or activities that violate Library policies, find a library staff member to report it. Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated and may result in expulsion from the Library.  Library staff members will be in each program room and at each staff desk identifiable by their name tags.

Above all, the rule of CulpeperCon is to enjoy yourself, learn something new, and experience what Culpeper County Library can do for you.

cosplay registration

Join our 2nd annual Cosplay runway!  Show off your creativity or your alternate persona.  Click the registration button to secure your spot. 


Still interested in being watching the event but not being a part of the runway? Just press Pow!


2024 Cosplay Runway Video

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