Schedule

Be ready to be amazed by Cosplay skills!  Join us on Saturday evening for our Cosplay contest. At our contest, you don't just see the "cos"tumes, you see the "play".  Contestants don't just walk on and pose, they get to tell a story to entertain you.  All levels of skill will be represented letting you see the evolution of Cosplayers from Novice to Expert. 

You want to compete?  All contestants must sign up by Saturday 1pm AND attend the Prep for Cosplay Contest session. 

Cos•Play Contest competitors or potential competitors must sign up online or at the Nexus Info Desk by 1pm Saturday (Oct 7, 2017) and attend this session
This is the place to:

  • get assigned a contestant number
  • schedule tech practice & costume judging slot
  • get the run-down on our Contest & ask lots of questions
  • discuss samples of what your skit or walk should look like

We provide structured times during our rehearsal block so you will have the opportunity enjoy more of Fan Nexus!

Feel free to send questions & completed contest forms to our cosplay contest coordinator:  cosplay@nerdna.com

Never competed before? Have you competed somewhere else but want to know how ours may be different? Curious about Cosplay Competitions & what it's like for competitors?

Our Cos•Play Coordinator will go over all the good stuff!  Stories will be shared to give you the confidence that you, yes - you, can take part in one of the boldest things in fandom.

Feel free to send questions & completed contest forms to our cosplay contest coordinator:  cosplay@nerdna.com  

Competitors must have signed up and attended "Required Prep for Cos•Play Contest" session.

Contestants will be assigned a block of time for practice & judging.  They will not be required to stay for the whole 3 hour of Tech Rehearsal.  During their individual time block, each contestant will speak with the MC, Sound and Lighting Techs to plan their performance.  They will also meet with the judges for workmanship judging.  Competitors MUST arrive in their finished costume.  If you miss this session, you will not be allowed to compete in the Saturday Evening Cos•Play Contest Event.

Feel free to send questions & completed contest forms to our cosplay contest coordinator:  cosplay@nerdna.com

In this 6 hour workshop, we will be creating a spooky range of characters using a foam latex prosthetic that participants get to keep. KC will teach you how to design a look and get creative utilizing your prosthetic in a variety of different ways.  Workshop will cover prosthetic application, blending edges, painting the appliance realistically and adding finishing touches and details. (See more in attached)

That evening, you can reveal your finished work on the Main Stage (Hall C). Exact time TBD.
This workshop is also available Sunday, please assure you purchase correct session.
In this 6 hour workshop, we will be creating a spooky range of characters using a foam latex prosthetic that participants get to keep. KC will teach you how to design a look and get creative utilizing your prosthetic in a variety of different ways.  Workshop will cover prosthetic application, blending edges, painting the appliance realistically and adding finishing touches and details. (See more in attached)

You can reveal your finished work on the Main Stage (Hall C) as part of our end of con event. Exact time TBD.
This workshop is also available on Friday, please assure you purchase correct session.