Can I wear a costume to the Grand Rapids Toy and Comic Expo? Absolutely!
The Grand Rapids Toy and Comic Expo actually encourages its guests to wear a costume (known as cosplay) of their favorite superhero, movie hero or villain at every event. Costuming adds to the atmosphere of the show as well as gives photo opportunities for the other patrons. Even more, having numerous people cosplaying will contribute to the fun and creativity to the event for everybody in attendance.
Each Grand Rapids Toy and Comic Expo show will have a costume contest to reward the best costume at each event. The winner at each event will receive a trophy to commemorate their achievement.
The categories for the contests will be the following:
- Best adult costume
- Best children’s costume
Here are a few items to consider when preparing a costume for cosplaying at a Grand Rapids Toy And Comic Expo event:
- Grand Rapids Toy And Comic Expo shows are family-friendly events, so please keep your costume PG-13 or cleaner. In other words, nothing overtly violent or sexual in orientation please.
- If your costume includes some sort of weapon, please make sure that the weapon is obviously fake. Weapons should be made of plastic, foam, rubber, or some other form of softer material. The Grand Rapids Toy And Comic Expo does have the right to not allow certain weapon props into its events.
- If you are attending the Grand Rapids Toy And Comic Expo event as a group or a family, why not costume as a group? Themed group costumes are especially popular at comic, anime, and science fiction events and are more than welcome at the Grand Rapids Toy And Comic Expo.
- Since part of the Grand Rapids Toy And Comic Expo has history roots in antique toys, why not pick a costume that has more of a retro theme? How about Flash Gordon, a character from The Wizard Of Oz, a 1980′s movie maniac, or a 1940’s superhero? Be original and let those creative juices flow!
- If you are wearing a costume it will be commonplace for people to ask you to pose for a picture. This is part of the fun so please comply!