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The Best Geek-Show in Town

2020 Event Coordinator: Grace (

Willkommen! Bienvenue! Welcome to Connecticon 2020’s first ever Cosplay Cabaret!

Despair not fans of Masquerade’s past, for our all new geeky stage show review is here to delight and dazzle with a Grand Prize for the Audience favorite! The drama, the comedy, the feels! All are waiting for you on the Connecticon Main Stage. So come hear the music play!.

How it Works: In our revival of Cosplay based theatre and tallent, the Cabaret is here to make all your nerdy performance dreams come true! Our non-competitive showcase is open to all any Cosplayers with a talent to show. As well as the classic skits, dance performances (See our friends at Pop-Off!) of our former Masquerade as well as new acts Stand Up, Drag, Vaudeville acts and Live Performances. This talent showcase is an opportunity for Cosplayers from all walks of life to show off their skills and talents. SHOW US WHAT YOU’VE GOT! As always the show will end with the announcement of the winners of the FMV’s and Craftsmanship Awards ceremony!

IMPORTANT: Cosplay Event Rules and Regulations are posted on the Cosplay Events main page. If you have not already, review these BEFORE you apply to any ConnectiCon events. There may be something that is run differently at this convention than others that you have attended.


Age Constraints

  • Any participant or Participants under the age of 13 at the time of the event must fill out and submit a parental consent for to be handed in before the start of the Convention on Friday.

Entry Information

  • Any Live Mic requests must be cleared with the Coordinator at her own discretion, including Stand Up, Spoken Word and Live Music. There will be a separate review process to ensure any live mic request adheres to the Connecticon codes of conduct.
  • If you'd like the Emcee to read a short introduction (35 words or less) for your act, please include this with your entry. The Emcee is not allowed to read anything during your skit, only prior to it.
  • Cabaret set-up & Sound Check on Saturday is Mandatory
  • You must submit completed images of all entry participants in costume to participate. This is still a Cosplay Required Event.
  • If you have any special requests, please email the Cabaret Coordinator. Keep in mind not all requests can be fulfilled but we will do our best to accommodate you.
  • If your group needs a few minutes to practice during the Cabaret set-up please email the Cabaret Coordinator. A few skits will be allowed to rehearse (time permitting).
  • The number of people allowed on stage at any given time is 8. This is for everyone's safety.
  • Skits having been placed at any previous Cabarets (ConnectiCon and other conventions) cannot be used to compete with but may be performed again if cleared has been cleared with the Cabaret Coordinator.
  • There will be no electrical hookups on stage so please keep your costumes self contained. For advice on self contained power or amplifiers please feel free to contact the coordinator.
  • Please keep your costumes to a reasonable size- 8 ft or 250 pounds. Make sure your costume can make it across the stage, get through the doorway without clotheslining anyone, getting stuck, etc.
  • Any changes to entries must be done BEFORE the Cabaret. There will be no changes to participants/titles/introductions during the Cabaret practice or the Cabaret.
  • Parents are allowed (and encouraged) to be backstage with any participants under the age of 14, especially for participants under the age of 12.
  • Minors (those under 18 years of age) may not participate in the Cabaret without written permission by a legal guardian. Permission forms will be available at the convention and online. If you are a minor, please bring the signed copy with you to the check-in location, Cosplay HQ.
  • By registering, all Cabaret participants agree to let ConnectiCon use their images for promotional purposes – Both photographs and video. All participants will be required to sign a waiver at their at-con check-in acknowledging this. If you do not sign a waiver, you will not be allowed to appear in the Cabaret.
  • Failure to comply with rules and instructions specified to you before and during the event can or will result in dismissal.
  • It’s a game, HAVE FUN!!! (o^.’)b

Music & Audio

  • Those who wish to submit music CDs/Flash drives can do so only during check-in times at the check-in desk. They will NOT be accepted at the Cabaret itself.
  • With the New event we are allowing both dubbed over stand-up and spoken word as well as equipment minimal live music! All live mic requests will be reviewed at the coordinators discretion.
  • Any music must be turned in on a CD or flash drive. IPods/mp3 players/cell phones cannot be used to play music for the Cabaret. Your CD/flash drive MUST have your group leaders name, your entry # (will be included with the response email) and the name of the skit on it. Also please make sure that the CD/flash drive you use ONLY has your Cabaret music. The staff will not accept CD/flash drives that contain more than your Cabaret music.
  • Please check that your music is in MP3 format and plays properly after putting it onto a CD/flash drive. If your music is unable to be played, you will have to make alternative arrangements.
  • Please include your music cue on your entry (if applicable).
  • There is a 4 minute time limit to all performances. Please make sure the track is no longer then that; if it does not then it will be faded out at the end. The time limit includes any set-up/break down (carrying items off and stage) time on stage as well.
  • Please pick up any flash drives/CDs at the tech desk after the Cabaret or on Sunday.
  • Please observe the PG-13 rating when recording your skit.
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