Announcing: ATC Cosplay Fest!
Celebrating one of the best parts of any convention, Anime Twin Cities brings you its first Cosplay Fest!
Date: Saturday, September 26
Time: 10 AM - 9 PM
Place: Geek Partnership Society, 1121 Jackson St NE, Suite 106/107
Cost: $15, or $10 with your 2015 Anime Detour badge. Remember, you must bring your physical badge to get the discount!
We have a range of activities planned to interest any fan of cosplay at this all-day special event:
1) Workshops! Learn new techniques to improve your costuming and performance skills, taught by local experts. Any necessary materials will be provided. The tentative schedule is as follows:
11:00 AM: Craft materials with KikiCraft
12:00 PM: Taking measurements with the Dreamstitcher
1:00 PM: Choosing fabric with Wig-Wig Cosplay
2:00 PM: Effective skits with Alexandra Howes
3:00 PM: Making patterns with Wig-Wig Cosplay
4:00 PM: Masquerade tips with Charles Piehl
5:00 PM: Using Bondo with Warren Hollabaugh
Please be aware that due to space constraints you won't be able to attend every workshop, but we have a system in place to make sure everyone gets into a fair number.
2) Photography! All attendees in costume will get a 10-minute personal photo session with an experienced photographer. You can sign up for a specific session when you arrive at the event.
3) Contests! There will be two cosplay contests:
Iron Cosplay: A fun contest where teams have to construct a entire costume out of surprise materials. Entry construction will be from 6:30 to 7:30, with the winner decided by popular vote at 7:30.
Workmanship Contest: A more formal contest for cosplayers who make their own costumes. Participants will sign up for a pre-judging session upon arriving at the event. The entries will be judged by some of our workshop teachers, who will announce the winner after a showcase at 8 PM.
4) Community! Bring a work-in-progress and enjoy the company of other crafters and seamsters in our shared work space. Some equipment will be on hand for attendees to practice with and use, and as time allows there may be experienced costumers on hand to answer questions and offer advice.
If you get hungry, rice and drinking water are included with your registration. We will have other snacks and beverages available to purchase at cheap prices, so bring extra pocket change. The Anime Detour merchandise department will also have some convention swag available for sale. :)
Note: This is our first event of this kind, so space is limited and we will have to cut off registration when we reach capacity.