Costume Posting Guidelines
June 2004 - Hentai and yaoi characters or references are not permitted.
Make sure it fits in an approved costume category as outlined below.
If your costume is primarily store-bought items or minimal sewing required,
you must post the reference image along with the costume.
Your costume must look like the reference image posted with it.
The costume must be worn in public where pictures were being taken,
not a bedroom snapshot.
Fill in all the fields with as much detailed information as possible
on the costume profile page.
Try to include the reference image along with the finished photo unless
it is mandatory as outlined below.
If you didn't make the costume yourself, you must mention the name of
the person who did on the costume profile page.
Make sure you're not breaking a rule for things you shouldn't post as
What you CAN post...
Commercial Japanese-produced animation.
Manga - Commercial Japanese-produced
comics, art books, etc.
Video Games -
Commercial video game characters, preferrably Japanese-produced.
J-Rock, J-Pop, Visual Kei, Gothic Lolitas -
Your costume should look as close to the original as possible.
Completed costumes must display the reference image in addition to the
Sci-Fi - Commercial movie, television,and
novel characters including Star Wars, Predator,
Commercial movie and novel characters such as Harry Potter, Lord of
the Rings etc.
Comic Book - Commercial movie, television, comic book characters such as Spiderman, Batman, Superman, Iron Man.
Steampunk - Commercial characters that have been created in the steampunk style with lots of rivets, brass and leather.
Original characters - Non-commercial
character designs inspired by our acceptable costume genres listed
above. fairy, furry, and elvin creatures
In-progress costumes must display the reference image.
Completed costumes must display the reference image in addition to
the finished costume photo.
Only post a separate entry for your prop if you spent more than 5 hours
Include as much production information as possible to help others appreciate
the work that went into it.
Completed props must display the reference image in addition to the
What you CAN'T post...
private costumes - if the costume was worn only for private
enjoyment, don't post it. Cosplay means worn in public here at the
Halloween costumes - if it couldn't be worn without controversy
to an anime convention, or it doens't fit into one of our categories,
don't post it.
random costumes - if it's a random costume including fan boy, fan
girl, schoolgirl, or kimono, don't post it.
non-public costumes - if the costume isn't being worn to a convention
or organized photoshoot, don't post it.
duplicates - do not post multiple entries for the same costume.
do not post multiple entries for the same costume.
fan art - anything not used as a reference image for a costume
in the works shouldn't be posted.
avatar icons - including stuff you just made up in a photo editing
program should not be posted.
questionable content - including, but not limited to erotic or
suggestive poses should not be posted. no hentai or yaoi references.
pile of costume pieces - any photo where the costume is not being
worn by a person or displayed on a dress form should not be posted.
headless costumer photos - do not crop the model's head or body
parts out of the photo. It is acceptable to blur the person's face only.
anything that isn't being worn by a living human - don't post
animals, cookies, pumpkins, eggs, inflatable dolls, or plushies.