How do I enter?
Simply visit the Hoo Fest information desk located by the Theatre Barn on the day.
Who can enter?
Anyone can enter whether they are a casual Cosplayer or part of a professional Cosplay group. We do ask if you are under 18 to get your parents permission.
Do I need to pay to enter?
Please note that there is no competition entry fee but you must have an entry ticket for the event. You must be able to attend and be willing to showcase your costume to a judge in front of a live audience.
Hoo Farm adopts a common-sense approach to items allowed in to the venue. Obviously anything that would be illegal to carry in public is forbidden. We would ask that you are considerate about other fellow customers when thinking of what you bring with you. Hoo Farm reserves the right to deny entry, withdraw access, or cancel tickets without refund. Hoo Farm Staff and Security for the event and venue, reserve the right to reject any weapon or prop if deemed likely to cause a nuisance or danger to others. You and anything you bring with you may be searched upon entry to the venue, we reserve the right of entry.
We do ask that all cosplayers keep any 'weapons' holstered when around the animal areas - anyone found to be not doing so will be removed from site.
Metal blades - Sharp or blunt e.g. swords, axes & knives.
Bats - Wooden or metal , Including baseball bats
Guns - Rifles and artillery
Crossbows & strung bows , sharp arrows
Nails protruding or other sharp items protruding from items or costumes
Laser pointers , regardless of them being part of costume or prop
Any other item that is deemed illegal to carry in public within the UK
We do not offer any exceptions to our rules regardless of memberships, licences etc. Bring your items at your own risk however Police may destroy confiscated items without consultation.
Unrealistic guns and toy guns such as phasers and plasma guns are allowed up to 150cm
Realistic imitation firearms such as airsoft guns & BB guns are allowed as long as they have a brightly coloured tip or muzzle fitted
Bows & crossbows are allowed if they are unstrung or props which cannot be operated
Slings and catapults are allowed, however no ammunition must be carried and will be confiscated if found
Once again please bring items at your own risk , if staff and security deem them to be a risk to the event and its attendees confiscation is likely.