Chibi Parade (Ages 6-12)

The Chibi Parade will be held Saturday at the beginning of the Mainstage Cosplay Contest of Anime Iowa. This parade is casual, not based on craftsmanship, and meant to be a fun time to our convention youth to strut the stage.

1. The Chibi Parade is for children ages 6-12 at the time of the convention
2. Chibi contestants wishing to join the parade will need to have a legal guardian with them to sign off on a waiver form and to accompany them in the greenroom and on the stage
3. Each Chibi contestant will be allowed to walk across the stage and strike a pose!
4. Chibi contestants may not enter Hall Cosplay Contest with the same outfit they are wearing in the Chibi Parade
5. If you are the guardian of a Chibi contestant, you may not participate in the Mainstage Cosplay Contest
6. Costumes may be either handmade, altered, or purchased

Sign up

Full information will be provided at sign up. Sign up will be open in Cosplay Central on:

Friday: 5PM-9PM
Saturday: 11AM-3PM

Greenroom call will be at 6PM Saturday for Chibis and their guardians. Location of Greenroom will be provided at sign up.

Additional Notes:

1. No entries may contain religious, political, insulting or offensive statements. We utilize the following definition of offensive cosplays: cosplays that incite violence, racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, transphobia, ageism, and bigotry. This includes race-facing (e.g. blackface/brownface/yellowface) as well as costumes that replicate or make light of historic or current international or national tragedies (this includes depictions of coronavirus in any way).
2. If any contestant(s) becomes unruly, disrupts, or interferes with other contestants or Anime Iowa staff or volunteers at any time, they will be asked to leave.
3. Be kind to your fellow contestants. Poor sportsmanship and bullying of other contestants is strictly prohibited. If the coordinators or cosplay staff witness or find evidence of bullying, the antagonizing party may be disqualified.
4. Any violations of Anime Iowa’s rules and policies may result in disqualification and removal from the contest and/or future contests held by Anime Iowa.
5. Exceptions to previously stated rules can be made at the sole discretion of cosplay department staff>
6. All decisions of the judges and cosplay contest coordinators are final.

Email our cosplay contest coordinators at: