Get ready to flex your making muscles - cosplay content at ConCoction 2023 promises to be both educational and entertaining!
Returning celebrity cosplayer Knightmage will be presenting his classic Cosplay 101 talk - perfect for those just getting into cosplay or who are wanting to start making for themselves.
Mogchelle herself, who returns as the cosplay contest emcee this year, will show a hands-on demo of cosplay makeup. Time to learn how to level up one of the most underappreciated cosplay skills!
If gaming is more your speed, Stitches, past cosplay contest winner and returning judge, will be running a game show called “Stumped by Stitches”. Come see if you have what it takes to defeat such a talented maker!
First time ConCoction guest and past cosplay contest winner Big Girl Little World, along with Mogchelle, will lead a discussion about diversity in cosplay. Think you’re too old for costuming? Think you don’t look enough like your favorite character to cosplay as them? Come learn more from two of our esteemed guests!
Interested in making props and armor? Maker Fishmeal, previous cosplay contest winner, will be presenting an introduction to foamsmithing - complete with lots of photos and hands-on examples! Try and see if you can figure out what mystery material the rivets on their armor are before the secret is revealed…
Finally, all four cosplay guests will convene in a shared panel for a Meet the Cosplay Guests event. How did they get started cosplaying? What’s their biggest piece of advice for new cosplayers? If you have questions for the cosplayers or just want to learn more about what makes them tick, this is the panel for you!
And of course we can’t forget about the main event - the cosplay masquerade on Saturday evening! Make sure to sign up Saturday morning if you’d like to compete, since you’ll need to complete pre-judging with our wonderful judges. Otherwise, watch out for the official schedule announcement so you know exactly where and when to attend the big show!
See you soon, and good luck with any last-minute costume prep. You can do it!
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