The Star Trek Las Vegas costume contest takes place SATURDAY in the
Leonard Nimoy Theatre (Main Theatre) at 5 PM.

Selected finalists will be judged on the quality of their costume as well as overall stage presence. The Official Star Trek Las Vegas Costume Contest is a walk-on only presentation (no skits).

Please fill out the form linked below to pre-register for The Official Star Trek Las Vegas Costume Contest. Pre-Registration is open online through Friday, July 27th. Entrants are required to email 1-3 costume reference photos (this can be a screencap, photo, sketch, etc.) and 1-3 images of your costume (costume does not need to be complete) to: Failure to submit photos to the email address listed above will result in disqualification from the contest.


There is a capped number of pre-registration slots available, so be sure to sign up early to secure your spot for pre-judging! If you are unable to pre-register before the submission deadline, there will be a limited number of signups allowed on-site at the convention before pre-judging occurs on Saturday.

On-site registration will only be available on Saturday from 10 AM – 2 PM at the ANOVOS booth in the Vendor’s Room. You do not have to be in costume. Availability is limited and on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Pre-Judging takes place SATURDAY at 3:00 PM in the DeForest Kelley Theater.

Please be prepared to spend 1-3 minutes discussing your costume and the creation process involved. We highly encourage entrants to bring reference materials (photos, fabric, printed descriptions) to help illustrate the costume construction, inspiration source for your creation, and level of skill used. Reference materials can be printed in a folder, binder, or housed on an electronic device such as a phone, tablet, or laptop.

Failure to appear in time for pre-judging will result in disqualification from the contest.

Only 30 entries from the Pre-Judging portion will move forward to be part of The Official Star Trek Las Vegas Costume Contest on the Main Stage in the Leonard Nimoy Theater

Entries will be separated into the following three craftsmanship skill level categories:
  • ENSIGN - Beginner Level, suitable for anyone who has little to no experience making a costume
    (has never won an award).
  • LIEUTENANT - Intermediate Level, suitable for anyone who has some experience in costume making
    (may have won awards at other conventions).
  • CAPTAIN - Expert Level, suitable for those with experience making several costumes
    (may have won multiple awards for their skill at other conventions)
The Costume Contest organizers reserve the right to move any entry into a different craftsmanship skill level category should they feel the entry’s skill level exceeds the category they initially registered for.

A panel of amazing celebrity and expert judges will select winners for the following awards:
Also one winner also will win a $250 certificate for best Deep Space Nine costume!

  1. All entrants must have a badge for the Star Trek Las Vegas Convention to be eligible to compete.
  2. Costumes are judged based on craftsmanship of the costume. Entrants must participate in pre-judging.
  3. Costumes must be of original construction (i.e. hand-made by you). Store-bought or “found” items may be incorporated into your costume, but the full costume cannot have been purchased or made by someone else.
  4. Purchased/commissioned costumes are prohibited from the Costume Contest, but are ideally suited for entry in the Costume Parade.
  5. Any pre-existing materials used in your costume should show a significant amount of modification.
  6. Costumes must be related to the Star Trek universe (i.e. re-creations of a character/costume or inspired original designs).
  7. All contestants must be at least 13 years old to enter. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. Should a contestant be under the age of 13, a legal guardian or parent MUST be present at all times.
  8. You do not need to be the wearer of your entry, but you must be present with your model during the pre-judging and the contest (should you be a finalist).
  9. Group entries will be judged as if the entire group were one person.
  10. Costumes must provide enough coverage to be worn in public, and should be appropriate for a family-friendly show.
  11. Your costume must allow you the freedom of movement so that you can go up and down steps. Please contact us if you believe you will need assistance getting up and down steps.
  12. No liquids, messy substances, pyrotechnics, live steel, or anything that may pose a danger are allowed on stage. Absolutely no throwing of things into the audience.
  13. No electrical power connections will be provided. If your costume requires power, it must be part of your costume.
  14. Pictures and video of participants will be taken during the “Performance” portion of the judging process. These pictures/video are the property of Creation Entertainment/CBS for the purposes of advertising and promotion of future events and contests.
  15. Any entrant may be disqualified from the contest by Creation Entertainment staff or the Costume Contest organizers for failure to observe any of these rules.

If you have any questions, contact the Costume Contest organizers at: