Come watch contestants show their best skits during Saboten Con Skit Contest. Awards will be given to the best skits.

Saboten Con 2018 Skit Contest Rules


General Rules

The Saboten Con Skit Contest is a skit competition.  The Skit Contest is open to those who enjoy performing in front of an audience (lip-synching, dancing, acting, etc.) and allows a longer time limit per entry than the Saboten Con’s Masquerade. There will be no craftsmanship judging in this contest.  Costumes may be purchased, commissioned, rentals or handmade.  If you wish to also have your costume judged for craftsmanship, please enter the Saboten Con Masquerade.  For more information about the Masquerade, please email

  • Contestants/groups may enter both the Skit Contest and the Masquerade as long as the contestants/groups perform a different entry and have different costumes for each competition. 
  • Costumes related to Anime/Manga, Video Games, J-Rock, Sci-fi, western cartoons, historical, movies, and TV shows are allowed to be entered in the competition.
  • All Skit Contest contestants must comply with Saboten Con’s Code of Conduct.
  • The Skit Contest will have a limit of 20 entries.
  • There is a maximum of 15 people per group. If you wish to have more, please contact the Skit Contest Manager for permission. You can contact the Skit Contest Manager at
  • Each person may only participate in one entry.
  • Each entry may only appear on stage one time.
  • Each contestant or group contact person must check in at the Cosplay Desk before the Skit Contest.
  • Contestants must report to the Skit Contest Green Room on time.  Times will be given at a later date.
  • On line registration will close Monday, August 27th at Midnight.
  • At Con registration will be available if entries are available.

Performance Rules

  • All Skit entries must be 4 minutes or less.  If you go over the time limit your audio will be cut off at 4 minutes.
  • There will be no microphones on stage for contestant use.
  • All audio for the performance must be prerecorded. 
  • All performances must be PG-13. 
  • Any performances with stunts must receive approval from the Skit Contest Manager before the event.
  • The use of open flame, flash powder, fireworks, lasers, smoke machines, etc. is prohibited.
  • Any props used on stage must be able to be removed easily and must leave the stage in the same condition as it was before the prop was used.
  • Interaction with the MC is prohibited.
  • The Skit Contest Manager reserves the right to eliminate anyone from competition on the basis of taste, danger to the audience or other contestants or for any other reason deemed sufficient.

Costume Rules

  • Costumes related to Anime/Manga, Video Games, J-Rock, Sci-fi, western cartoons, historical, movies, and TV shows are allowed to be entered in the competition.
  • Costumes may be purchased, commissioned, rentals or handmade.
  • All Props must conform to Saboten Con’s Weapon’s Policy.
  • Costumes that have previously won awards at other conventions are prohibited from entering Saboten Con’s Skit Contest.

Audio and Music Rules

  • Music will not be provided for entries.
  • All dialogue/music must be submitted at the Cosplay Desk during check in before the Skit Contest.
  • Recordings that run over the 4 minute Skit time limit will be cut short.
  • Dialogue/music must be submitted in an audio CD or USB Flash drive.
  • Dialogue/music must be the only track on the CD or USB Flash drive.
  • CDs and USB Flash drives will not be returned to the contestants.


  • Our judges will be grading on:
  • Originality: Making a new, fresh, and creative performance.
  • Creativity:  Making a performance that gives a new spin on content and characters involved.
  • Execution:  Practiced, well-rehearsed, smooth performance.
  • Crowd:  How much the crowd reacts to the performance.