Four Days of Tabletop Hobby Gaming

Online Cosplay

Cosplay is highly encouraged at Midwest GameFest Online, and there are just a few rules we ask our attendees to follow.


  • There is no physical component of the online Cosplay at Midwest GameFest Online. While this is your home/area that you will be participating in remotely, we expect a safe/careful environment for all participants.
  • Airsoft/paintball and similar weapons must be unloaded, not charged with air/gas, and rendered inoperable.
  • No projectiles.
  • No partial or full nudity.
  • No pyrotechnics, smoke, fog, fire, fireworks, explosions, concussions, etc.
  • No dripping or oozing of fluids, confetti, or glitter which could create an unsafe walking surface.


  • Cosplay is not consent. Be considerate. Please ask for photographs and respect those instances when a cosplayer may be otherwise engaged.
  • Please do not touch a costume unless given express permission by the costume wearer.
  • No harassment of any kind will be tolerated. Not only will reports of harassment result in immediate expulsion from the convention, but Midwest GameFest Online will take all appropriate measures up to and including contacting the authorities.
  • Check our Anti-Harassment Policy for additional details.

Cosplay Rules

  • No extreme gore. Remember, this is a family convention and anything considered inappropriate will be asked to change or leave.
  • No nudity or partial nudity allowed. All cosplays must cover more than a swimsuit, regardless of gender.

Prop Rules

  • Even though you are in your own space, participating remotely, your safety and the safety of others are important to us.
  • No real weapons. No steel/real swords; or shaped metal objects.
  • No real firearms. Fake Guns must have something identifying them clearly as facsimile so that those with no gun knowledge clearly know it's not a threat. We highly recommend an orange tip of some kind.


If you have any questions or concerns about your cosplay, email our Cosplay Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..