Los Angeles County Fair

General Rules for Los Angeles County Fair

Please note that the Los Angeles County Fair has announced that it is moving its competition from its 100-year traditional date of September to the month of May. Keep an eye on this page for updates, as we have them on entry dates. (We assume that the schedule will be to apply before the end of February, drop off your costume by the end of March, and pick up your costume by the end of May.)

CGW LA County Fair Competition Rules  (from 2019)

Los Angeles County Fair CGW judging form  (from 2019)

  • You do not have to reside in Los Angeles County
  • Entries are $2 each
  • You may enter as many costumes as you would like
  • All costumes must have been completed after July of the previous year- this does not limit the start date of the costume
  • Categories are Historical Interpretation or Reproduction AND Theatrical/Science Fiction/Fantasy/Anime/Video Game.
  • Up to 4 scholarships are awarded.
  • Costumes must be delivered to the fair on the L.A. County Fair’s schedule. They are usually kept from mid-July to early October.

Currently, LACF Scholarship winners are awarded a Costumer’s Guild West one-year membership (online only), Costume College tuition, and one hotel night for use at either Costume College the following year or the year after that. (If the Costume College Scholarship is not used within two Costume Colleges following the award, the membership is returned to the Scholarship Fund.) Scholarship Awardees must be at least 18 years old when they attend Costume College.