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Dog and Cat Costume Contest



Who says Cosplay is just for humans? Send us a picture of your furry friend in a costume and you could win a prize!






  • Submissions open Wed., 12/18/19.
  • Submissions close Sun., 1/12/2020.
  • Winners will be announced on Thurs, 1/16/20 on the FanCon Facebook Event page & Library website.
  • Prize presentation will be Sat., 1/25/20 at Tempe FanCon at 1:00 p.m. on the stage.
  • Winners must sign a photo release form.
  • If you are selected as a winner, you will be contacted through your photo submission post. You will be asked for your name and the names of any pet in the photo.


  • Dogs and cats only.
  • One entry per household (multiple pets in a photo will be considered as one entry).
  • High resolution images only. Low resolution will not be considered.
  • Please make sure all costumes are safe and comfortable for the pet.
  • Any inappropriate entries will not be considered. 


  • Funniest
  • Most Creative
  • Best Overall Costume


 Post your photo on the 2020 Tempe FanCon Event page (not the TPL Facebook page).