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COSTUME CONTEST 

We always end the TERRIFICON with the highlight of the con -- the annual COSTUME CONTEST! 


Register on Sunday at the INFORMATION TABLE. You can sign up 2 hours before the contest starts starting at 2:00pm. The contest is open to anyone ages 12 and up. The total number of contestants is 30 participants. Group/couples (like Batman and Robin) entrants count as 1 entry.


ANNUAL COSTUME PARADE:  For fans of all AGES who want to show off what they are wearing, you can march oin our parade just before the costume contest starts.

Fans in the Parade can line up in front of PANEL ROOM A at 3:45pm and march at 4:00pm up and across the stage!


Then the Contest starts after the parade.


This year we have added more categories.


BEST COMIC BOOK SUPERHERO


BEST COMIC BOOK SUPER VILLAIN


BEST ANIME CHARACTER


BEST VIDEO GAME CHARACTER


BEST CHARACTER PERFORMANCE (ACT OUT WHO YOU ARE DRESSED AS)


AUDIENCE CHOICE (A WINNER IS PICKED BY LOUDEST APPLAUSE)



​​COSPLAY FAQs
Is cosplaying allowed? 
Of course! We celebrate it, and encourages attendees to dress up as their favorite pop-culture-themed characters. 

How do I enter the if I have an elaborate costume?
Cosplayers can park with the free SKY VALET or at the RIVER VIEW Parking Garage - there will be signs as you approach Mohegan Sun Boulevard.  These entrances are for those folks that have face make up or a mask on. This is the closest distance to the entrance to the convention center. they will have to enter through the either of these points of entry and have "prop" weapons checked by police when they come in for public safety. They can go to convention center, hotel lobby and public areas of shops, mall concourse, Glo after party with their masks and face paint on -  this will not be an issue.

IMPORTANT: COSPLAY IS PART OF THE CON  - IT HAS BEEN A HUGE HIT AT THE SINCE WE STARTED DOING CONS AT MOHEGAN SUN IN 2015!   but... NO ONE WEARING A MASK OR FACE PAINT WILL BE ADMITTED TO THE GAMING/GAMBLING AREA. DECISIONS AS TO WHAT CONSTITUTES A MASK WILL BE MADE BY MOHEGAN SUN'S GAMING PERSONNEL, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL. 

THIS IS ABOUT COSPLAY HELMETS - NOT FACEMASKS FOR COVID SAFETY. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO WEAR A MASK YOU MAY DO SO ANYWHERE ON PREMISIES. 
 
​​COSPLAY PROP FAQs
Are weapons allowed?  
Any and all LIVE weapons are NOT allowed. — Leave your pistols, knives, rocket launchers, etc., at home.

All weapons, props, or anything remotely weapon-like must be checked with Security when you enter the convention.

ALL costume weapons must be inspected at the Weapons Check area. Security will thoroughly inspect and mark weapons of any kind, to ensure that they are safe and inoperable.
All costume weapons must conform to state and federal law.
All weapons must be easily distinguishable from real weapons, and must be constructed from safe, lightweight material. Approved materials are: rubber, plastic, foam, cardboard, and papier-mâché.
NO LIVE STEEL at all will be permitted on the premises of the Mohegan Sun Convention Center. Live steel is defined as, but not limited to:
Swords
Axes
Knives
Bayonets
Brass Knuckles
Any other objects made of metal, which can take an edge, regardless of whether the object is actually sharp.

Nunchakus or other regulation martial-arts weapons are not permitted.
NO AMMUNITION of any kind is allowed. This includes, but is not limited to:
Nerf ammunition
Real ammunition, live or inactive
Air-gun/Cap/Pellet ammunition

NO FIREARMS AND/OR PROJECTILE WEAPONS of any type are permitted. The exceptions to this rule are as follows:

Easily identifiable, plastic, toy guns with no moving parts, and that have a clearly visible, non-removable orange tip.
The person carrying the pistol is a law-enforcement agent who is on duty.

If Security decides that a weapon is too dangerous, you will be asked to return the item to your room/car. You must comply with Security decisions.
No swinging of weapons, throwing of weapons, or play fighting (with or without weapons) will be tolerated.

Are there any restrictions on what I can wear?
We are a family-themed event, please use your best judgment in keeping your costume tasteful at all times. NO nudity nor see-through material exposing body parts beyond the boundaries of good taste will be allowed. If needed, you may be asked to leave by our staff or security.

Is there an anti-harassment policy? 
We want you to have a super time, free from any worry. We will not tolerate harassment of ANY kind. If you witness, or are victim to any type of harassment during the con, contact either a staff member or volunteer shirts to report it. Con staff will work with security and local law enforcement, as needed.

We will not tolerate any harassment from attendees, including but not limited to:
stalking
intimidation
offensive verbal comments
physical assault and/or battery
harassing or non-consensual photography or recording
sustained disruption of panels, signings, and other events
inappropriate physical contact
unwelcome physical attention

in relation to, but not limited to:
race
color
national origin
gender
gender identity
gender presentation
sexual orientation
age
body size
disability
appearance
religion
citizenship




GREETINGS, TERRIFIC FANS OF TERRIFICON! LET'S PARTY!! IT'S AFTERPARTY 2024, an all-ages event!!! Hi. I'm Rob Pivarnik, and I've been working with our host, Mitch Hallock, for 11 years. I am thrilled to announce that this year, Mitch is allowing me to produce and organize our AFTERPARTY!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 – THE FUN STARTS AT 8:00 P.M. TerrifiCon Saturday ends at 7:00 p.m. I've booked GAME ON for the night, starting at 8:00 p.m. You can enjoy retro and modern arcade games, billiards, table shuffleboard, bowling, karaoke (after the VIP event), and the D.J. & dance floor.

There are also TWO VIP EVENTS available, both beginning promptly at 8:15 p.m.: “KIRAOKE” —a quick-paced karaoke session with Nana Visitor (“Kira Nerys,” Star Trek: DS9) “COCKTAILS WITH CONSTANTINE” —a private meet-'n'-greet with Matt Ryan (“John Constantine,” CW Arrowverse). The two VIP events begin promptly at 8:15 p.m. Seating is limited for the VIP events, so please, don't delay to reserve your spot.

Both general-admission tickets and VIP-event tickets will be discounted if you purchase them in advance. In order to keep ticket prices as low as possible, I'm only accepting PayPal and Venmo for advance ticket sales.

TICKET OPTIONS: NOTE: All tickets include a Game On card (unlimited arcade games; $5 bowling-shoe rental not included) $25 – general admission (in advance) $35 – general admission (cash at the door) $100 – general admission + VIP event: KIRAOKE (in advance) $120 – general admission + VIP event: KIRAOKE (cash at the door) LIMITED: 20 tickets available $100 – general admission + VIP event: COCKTAILS WITH CONSTANTINE (in advance) $120 – general admission + VIP event: COCKTAILS WITH CONSTANTINE (cash at the door) LIMITED: 60 tickets available PAYMENT LINKS: Venmo: https://venmo.com/Rob-Pivarnik PayPal: https://paypal.me/robpivarnik?country.x=US&locale.x=en_US [IMPORTANT: It's crucial that you include your name and e-mail address with your ticket order. I will be contacting all advance ticket holders directly to confirm details of your order.]

THINGS TO KNOW: 1. Most importantly, this is a separately ticketed event. Your TerrifiCon admission or TerrifiCon VIP package does NOT grant admission to the party. 2. GAME ON is located adjacent to the entrance of the Expo Center where TerrifiCon is held.. Their website: http://www.gameonmohegansun.com You can check out their menu: burgers, wings, handhelds, salads, etc. (If you do decide to dine elsewhere, I recommend that you call ahead for reservations and/or wait times. Even with more than 40 restaurants at Mohegan Sun, finding a table on TerrifiCon Saturday can be difficult.) GAME ON is in charge of policy and security. All persons who plan to purchase alcohol will be carded and issued an “OVER 21” wristband. The decisions of GAME ON staff are final. GAME ON reserves the right to refuse service to any person. 3. Our celebrity guests will officially be “off the clock.” Candid photos will be permitted, but autograph or selfie requests will not. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

More info about the VIP events can be found in their individual announcements located in the comment section of this post.

4. If you have any questions about AFTERPARTY 2024, please post them here. I'll answer each one as soon as I am able. Thanks for reading all of this. COME JOIN THE FUN AT TERRIFICON AND AFTERPARTY 2024

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