Costume Contest

Strut your stuff before our panel of judges for a chance to win prizes.

Prizes will be given to best costumes in the listed categories!

First, Second, & Third place prizes will be awarded in each category.

Saturday AND Sunday
June 8 & 9, 2024

HOW TO ENTER: All entries must be turned in by 12 Noon
Contest begins at 1:00 PM each day on the Main Stage.

Costume Contest Rules & Guidelines

  1. Anyone wishing to participate in the contest must register by NOON each day on site at the Costume Contest Registration table. Information and forms will be available at the registration table. Anyone needing assistance with the on-site registration please contact Festival management.
  2. Anyone in costume is welcome to participate (excluding festival cast, vendors, and staff). Entries are judged individually on their costumes and presentation, which should not exceed 30 seconds on stage unless the judging staff has questions. Remember, your presentation can make or break your costume; bring attention to what is unique and amazing about it.
  3. Times of Future Past is a family friendly event. Please keep costumes/presentations G-PG rated. If you think your performance might be deemed offensive/risqué, you are probably right. Costumes deemed indecent or inappropriate will be disqualified and not be allowed on stage. If your performance becomes inappropriate while on stage you will be asked to leave and consequently be disqualified. (Appropriateness applies to any aspect that might be offensive to persons of any protected class.) The Contest Director makes all final decisions and does not need to provide an explanation. If you have any questions as to the suitability of your costume/presentation, it is in your best interest to contact the Contest Director well prior to the Contest.
  4. Remember festival weapons rules: peace tied AT ALL TIMES. Fire, flame or projectiles of any and all sort are completely prohibited. Additionally, messy, sticky, gooey, or any substance that may leave a path behind you (wet, dry, or oily) will not be permitted as part of the costume or presentation. If you leave a mess, you will be required to clean it up. You are responsible to pick up any items you discard while on stage (including anything your costume may shed).
  5. Cast members/Employees of the event are not allowed to participate.
  6. Surprise the audience, surprise the judges, surprise yourself, but DO NOT surprise the Contest Director.
  7. The Contest winners from the first day for the event will not be allowed to place with the same costume the following day.
  8. The Contest Director has complete, full, and final authority over all aspects of the Costume Contest, including the possibility of any exceptions to the above rules.

2024 Costume Contest Sponsors

Thank you to these Times of Future Past vendors and local businesses for sponsoring our 2024 costume contest!

Monterrey Mexican Restaurant

Fiesta Mexican Restaurant


Olive Garden

Uptown Gaming & Collectibles

HuHot Mongolian Grill

Fareway Meat & Grocery


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