Colossalcon East IdolFest 2024

Get those light sticks ready because our IdolFest is back! Formerly known as the Idol Showcase, sign up and show us your best performance as we celebrate all things Idol. 

Rules and Guidelines

All performance entries must follow the rules below. Disregarding these rules may result in disqualification and/or you could be asked to leave the convention. Exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis. 

  1. One member may register their full group. This individual will be the point of contact for the idol group for CCE. 
  1. You cannot enter the Masquerade with the same performance! The Idol Fest performances should be unique to this event. 
  1. Each group must prepare one full performance. The max amount of time is 10-minute sets. One performance per group and you may only perform with one group. 
  1. Every group member must be registered for Colossalcon East. 
  1. Costumes and performances must be no more than PG-13. If it’s appropriate for a PG-13 movie, it’s appropriate for the competition, but please keep in mind that there will be children in the audience. If you are unsure whether your performances or audio are appropriate, please feel free to email the cosplay staff for feedback. If you are questioning the content, then perhaps it should not be in your skit.

    The Cosplay Director and/or Assistant Director reserve the right to decline/disqualify your performance if the content is deemed inappropriate for the PG-13 rating. 
  1. You do not have to make your own costume to enter the Idol Fest. Fanart costumes are also permitted in Performance. Cosplay is required, however. If your skit has original characters and/or non-cosplaying characters, they should make up the minority of characters in your skit. (Stagehands are considered part of your group but not considered for the “cosplay required” rule.) Costumes must meet the rules and guidelines of the convention. (Please see dress code) 
  1. Pre-recorded audio is required. MP3 FILES ONLY FOR JUST AUDIO. If you would like to utilize our video screen, please make sure the video and audio are in one .MP4 file.
  1. If it comes on stage with you, it must leave the stage with you. Nothing dangerous or messy. Throwing objects off the stage is prohibited. Reckless behavior resulting in falling off the stage, or breaking/damaging equipment (or nearly doing so) will result in disqualification. If you break stage equipment, you buy it. Extreme physical acts may need approval from the Cosplay Director at rehearsal to ensure safety.
  1. Audio must be already edited for length and content. You will be required to submit your audio before the convention. Failure to do so will result in disqualification. 
  1. No surprises! What you present to us during practice on Saturday morning is what we should see when you go on stage during the event. Any dangerous stunts, messy stage props, or anything that could hinder the performance experience for others will result in instant disqualification. 

Video Backgrounds 

Idols and their groups may utilize our large screens for a video to help enhance their performances. This could be a video background or a photo of a location to help bring the audience into your performance. Please note that the contents of your video must also meet the PG-13 standards. 

If you would like this option, please link your audio and video together in one file. We will only accept the following formats: .MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI. 

If you’re using the video background, please select such on your entry form. 

We are so excited to welcome you to the Colossalcon East Idol Showcase! If you have any questions, please email us at Best of luck with your prep and submissions and we’ll see you at the convention! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q) Application? Why is it an application? 

Due to the overwhelming popularity of our masquerade event, we have decided that moving forward, we will be having an application process. This means that there will be acceptances and a waitlist. If your skit is waitlisted, there is still an opportunity to perform if another skit does drop. A staff member will reach out to you if that is the case. 

Q) I have never done an IdolFest before and I’m a bit nervous. What do I need to do? 

The biggest thing we can tell you is to just relax and have fun. Our Idol community at CCE is always incredibly supportive of each other. Practice, practice, practice! 

Q) Why does my audio need to be pre-recorded? I wanna sing live! 

This is to help with time management and to ensure that the audio does not run over. It also allows us to ensure the quality of your audio. If you want to perform live, please let us know on your application. 

Q) I know the time limit says this much time, but can I please have an additional 30 seconds? 

The time limit is in place to keep the show on its time frame. Unlike in previous years, we will not be making any exceptions. 

Q) What are the stage dimensions? 

Our stage size is 16×32 feet. Please plan your skits accordingly. 

The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 16th by 11:59pm.