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The creepy, the creative, the cosplay. All who enter WCKD Village should be tempted to enter the annual costume contest. Costumes will be judged throughout the entire night with the final rounds starting at 11PM. Anticipation will rise all WCKD night.

Prizes offered include:

  • One Grand Prize of $2,500 cash
  • One Second Place Prize of $1,313 cash
  • One Third Place Prize of $666 cash!
  • Three Honorable Mentions will receive $100
  • Four Less-Honorable Mentions will receive $50!


Nudity or pornographic representations are strictly prohibited and will result in immediate disqualification from contest.

Safety is our #1 priority. Firearms of any kind are strictly prohibited, as well as any prop that could potentially cause bodily harm or injury to others.

WCKD Village is not responsible for injury caused before after or during the contest.

Failure to comply with these rules will result in disqualification from contest and forfeit of prize money.


Preliminary Judging

Once you’re inside the WCKD Village venue, proceed to the Madhouse Stage to check in. Judging runs 6 – 10:30 PM. Show off your costume on stage, have your photo taken, and fill out any remaining paperwork. Your costume will be judged a panel of judges when you first arrive. 

***Make sure your entire group has arrived when you check in if you are doing a group costume.

Finalist Selection

Depending on our total number of WCKD costume contest entrants, there will be 3 to 5 finalists per category. When preliminary judging ends at 10:30 PM, finalists will be selected and given their finalist wristbands no later than 10:45 PM. Contacted finalists MUST ARRIVE AT THE MADHOUSE prior to 11 PM for check-in, or they will risk losing their position to the next available entrant. Get ready to cross that stage one more time.

Finalist Judging

Finalists will be judged by a group of 3 independent judges in 2 categories

  • Creativity and Originality
  • Technical Merit

Each category is worth a total of 5 points. Finalists can earn a total of 10 points. Total points will be calculated and top contestants will be awarded prizes on stage.

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