Costume Contest Rules

Judging will take place in Marriott 707A on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 5:30. Come dressed to impress!


Entries are not limited to the Harry Potter universe, however your costumes must be related to a source work considered Young Adult Literature.

Costumes not related to Young Adult Literature are not eligible for entry or awards.

This is a contest of workmanship. Costumes comprised partly of commercially available parts will be judged based only on the non-commercial parts.


Judging takes place in the Young Adult Track room (Marriott A707) on the Atrium level of the Marriott from 5:30PM – 7:30PM, Sunday.

Walk-up entries are not accepted at the Yule Ball due to time constraints.

All awards are announced and presented later in the evening at the Yule Ball (located in the Marriott Imperial Ballroom at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday).

Entry forms will be available in the YAL track room beginning on Friday.


Awards (certificates and prizes) may be given in the following categories:

Best in Show
Best In Show – Workmanship
Best Movie Recreation
Best Literary Visualization (from text descriptions)
Best of Harry Potter’s World
Best of the Young Adult Literary Universes (non-Potter)
Judges’ Choice (multiples may be awarded)