14-AUG-2011 Update: The time has changed to 3pm for The BALTIMORE COMIC CON costume contest. They have announced the details about their spectacular costume contest. If last year was any indication, the competition will be tough and the prizes outstanding!

PHOTO BY JASON TAYLOR

A panel of celebrity media judges will determine the contest winners, including some world-famous comic book creators! The $1,000 grand prize will be awarded to the best over-all costume at the event, including all of the over-13 and under-13 categories. Category winners will win a $100 gift certificate to Cards, Comics and Collectibles of Reisterstown, Maryland. Additionally, all category winners will receive ONE pass to see an Avengers movie sneak preview, and a free two-day pass to the 2012 Baltimore Comic-Con.

The contest will start at 3pm on Saturday, August 20th at the Baltimore Convention Center! Registration will begin as soon as the show opens at 10:00am. Contest Registration forms will be handed out at all ticket booths for all patrons interested in entering the costume contest to further speed the registration process. Over 13 registration will cost $5. Under-13 registration will be free.

PLEASE NOTE: NO WEAPONS WILL BE ALLOWED WITHIN THE CONVENTION CENTER. Do not bring real swords, guns, or any other type of an authentic weapon!!! Only props allowed!!!

Our categories will include the following:

Best Male (over 13) Superhero

PHOTO BY BARRY GIL

Best Male (over 13) Non-Superhero

Best Female (over 13) Superhero
Best Female (over 13) Non-Superhero

Best Group (majority of members over 13)

Best Male (under 13) Superhero
Best Male (under 13) Non-Superhero

Best Female (under 13) Superhero
Best Female (under 13) Non-Superhero

Best Group (majority of members under 13)