2016 Event Schedule!


The full 2016 panel schedule is complete!



Cosplay Contest Returns Bigger and Better at Derby City Comic Con!

Costume Contests!

It is no surprise that the great fan costumes are one of the most popular aspects of any convention and Derby City Comic Con is no exception. Last year’s contest brought out talented and dedicated customers of all ages and this year the staff of Derby City Comic Con is excited to welcome the cosplayers back with a bigger and better contest! Starting at 4:00 PM on Saturday guests can look forward to on stage judging, and a chance to see some of your favorite characters come to life.

For adult cosplayers the 2016 contest pre-judging will begin at 3:00 PM on Saturday in the main panel rooms 101 & 104. The main public stage show will start 1 hour later at 4PM in the same room! The contestants will have a chance to compete for one of three categories: Best Craftsmanship of Costume, Best Representation of Character, and Best Prop/Epicness. Our panel of three judges will evaluate each contestant on the following criteria: quality of crafting, creativity/originality, trueness to the spirit of the character, personality on stage, and use of props. The winner of each category will receive a cash prize of $150 and the overall winner of Best in Show will recieve $500 in cash!

For our younger fans the costume contest for ages 12 and under will be held on Sunday at 11:00 AM in rooms 102 & 103. Prizes will go to the top three entrants to the kids costume contest. This contest will also be evaluated by the same criteria as the adults, but with consideration given to the ages and abilities of those involved.

If you are interested in entering the costume contest please follow this link for more information and registration forms.