2007 ASH BASH Cosplay (Costume) Contest
Halo Master Chief
Aliens Colonial Marine
It’s become a tradition to have the Cosplay contest at the ASH BASH. What is
Cosplay? It’s playing with costumes, a popular hobby in Japan. In fact if you
ever go to Japan you will find costume stores very close to the airsoft stores.
Just pick up an ARMS Magazine and you will see how much they like Cosplay.
Here are the rules for the cosplay contest:
- Costume must be original and unique.
- For US historical/military costumes anything from the Vietnam War period
back to the stone age is legal. So “Delta Force” or “SWAT” does not count
but anything from “Red Coat” to “Tunnel Rat” is acceptable.
- Modern uniforms from foreign countries are acceptable if it is a full
uniform with correct clothing, gear and weapon. Just BDU’s from another
country does not count.
- Nothing offensive such as KKK.
- Nothing dangerous (actual weapons, potential health/strangulation
- Although we encourage it, contest participants are not required to play
in costume. If you do plan on playing in costume, be sure that your costume
meets the field safety requirements. So think about your facemask before you
paint your face like Darth Maul.
WWI Tropical Mercenaries
WWII 1st Cavalry Div Scout
Cosplay participants who play in costume for the majority of the day will
receive an extra raffle ticket!
Here are some ideas for costumes:
Movie roles: Starship Troopers, Predator, Mad Max, Resident Evil
Anime: Trigun, Cowboy Bebop, Black Lagoon, Gundam, Jin-Roh
TV: Stargate, Star Trek, Reno 911
Games: Warhammer40K, Final Fantasy
Comics: Punisher, Batman, X-men
Airsoft Hawaii and the ASH BASH Staff reserve the right to deem any costume as
offensive, dangerous, or unfit for game play. We also reserve the right to say
“that’s not a costume” if you do something like just wear a coat and say you’re
Tony Soprano (unless you actually look like Tony).