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.)

LA County Fair Adult Home Art Entry Rules (from 2022!)

CGW Costume Entry Form (from 2022!), or you can submit online here

  • You do not have to reside in Los Angeles County
  • Entries are $2 each
  • You may enter as many costumes as you would like
  • For 2022, all costumes must have been completed after July 2019 (the previous three years) - this does not limit the start date of the costume
  • There are six categories: Reproduction Manga/Anime/Video Game, Original or Reproduction Science Fiction/Fantasy, Theatrical, Historical Interpretation, Historical Reproduction (garment that could have been worn in chosen period), Halloween Costume
  • Up to 4 scholarships are awarded.
  • Costumes must be delivered to the fair on the L.A. County Fair’s schedule (see Costume Entry Form for exact dates). They will be kept from late March to early June.

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.