The MTAC Risque Cosplay Contest is an 18+ adult burlesque event where we accept more revealing cosplay than can normally be worn during the convention or regular Cosplay Contest. Contestants will submit music and perform a short routine on stage in which they may remove pieces of their costume while following the rules set forth below and during a pre-contest costume check.
Due to a limited block of time at the event, contestants will be notified of their acceptance by email from the contest coordinator after applications have closed. Submitting an application does not guarantee you will perform.
If you have any questions about any of the rules and/or regulations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
These rules pertain to the Risque Cosplay Contest of the Middle Tennessee Anime Convention (MTAC).
Every applicant must read these rules and be familiar with them prior to their performance. Failure to comply with these rules will result in immediate removal from the stage and the convention. Their badges will be revoked without a refund, and banning from the convention altogether may occur at the discretion of MTAC personnel.
Every applicant that signs up agrees to submit themselves to multiple costume checks to ensure that they stay in compliance, which will include—but is not limited to—right before going on stage. All costumes will be checked by the contest staff regardless of gender. You may request that another member of staff or authorized personnel (of any gender) be present during this check if you are uncomfortable with a one-on-one inspection. Anyone found out of compliance will be asked to modify their costume and/or performance in order to follow the rules, and then the contest staff will perform another check.
You will be performing on a stage. Prior to the event, contest staff will notify you of where any dangers lie, what areas are off limits, and what areas are deemed safe. As such, by registering for this contest, you release MTAC and its parent organization from any liability should any physical harm come to you during your performance on stage, getting onto stage, and getting off of the stage.
NO PHOTOGRAPHY OR VIDEOGRAPHY OF ANY KIND IS ALLOWED BY MEMBERS OF THE AUDIENCE. To ensure this, signs will be posted and announcements made prior to the contest. PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY IS ALLOWED BY PRE-APPROVED CONVENTION STAFF ONLY. Said pictures and videos will only be used for promotional purposes. If you do not wish to have your image used for promotion, please contact a member of the contest staff. Regardless of your choice, you may request copies of your photos be sent to you for your personal use by emailing email@example.com with your request.
THIS IS A CLOSED EVENT. Once the doors are shut, they will be locked to anyone trying to enter the event. No re-admittance will be allowed for any reason, even for contestants. This is for safety and legal reasons. Only necessary convention/event staff and security are allowed readmittance.
NO FOOD OR DRINKS OF ANY KIND WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE ROOM. However, contestants are allowed to have water backstage for their health and safety. Medical staff will also be on standby for their safety.
This contest is divided into Novice and Master divisions. Each division will be judged separately and have its own winner. When you register, you will choose which division you wish to compete under. Newcomers to the contest will generally want to compete as a Novice. Register for the Master division if you meet any of the following criteria:
- You have won first place in any division of any risque cosplay contest or similar event in the past.
- You have ever performed or taught burlesque, drag, or similar dances in a professional context.
- You have been determined by the contest staff to be experienced enough to compete at the Master level.
Note that contest staff reserves the right to change your division at their discretion.