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DESTINATION COSPLAY

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Cosplayers! We’re excited to announce the return of Awesome Con’s cosplay-centric show feature, Destination Cosplay! If you’re a cosplayer, or if you love and appreciate cosplay, then Destination Cosplay is where you want to be, what you want to see, and how you want to enjoy your Awesome Con! Whether you’re a total beginner, somewhat experienced, or an award-winning professional cosplayer, there’s something for you at Destination Cosplay. But Destination Cosplay is much more than just a location in the Expo Hall, it’s a fully programmed track of Cosplay Demos, Cosplay Meetups, and much more.

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Looking for the Cosplay Changing Area? Head to the East Overlook on Floor 2 near the Panel Rooms. 

DESTINATION COSPLAY SPECIAL GUESTS

Check out these incredible cosplay guests! Find them either in Destination Cosplay, on the Main Stage as acting Cosplay Guest Judges during the Cosplay Competition, or in our panels & programming all weekend long.

AREAS OF DEST. COSPLAY – EXPO HALL B

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COSPLAY DEMOS – BOOTH #2557

Live demonstrations of cosplay props and costumes being created!

Get up close and personal with talented cosplayers as they create during our Cosplay Demos! These live demonstrations will showcase incredible craftsmanship and help to teach you about making cosplay happen. You can see Star Wars costumes being created live, get the downlow on water-activated makeup and lace-front wigs, learn about foam crafting, and much more. See the full Cosplay Demos schedule below under “Destination Cosplay Special Events.”

COSPLAY MEETUPS – BOOTH #2950

Make a friend, and pose in a big group cosplay photoshoot!

Fan have organized an incredible slate of cosplay meetups. From epic Marvel photoshoots to Star Wars gatherings, there’s something for every fan. Meet fellow anime, gaming, TV/movie and comic loving fans and take a selfie or two to remember the moment. Meet up, and geek out! See the full Cosplay Meetups schedule below under “Destination Cosplay Special Events.”

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PLUS ULTRA COSPLAY PHOTOSHOOT EXPERIENCE – BOOTH #2855

Looking to get a gorgeous and professional photo of your cosplay?

All dressed up and no one to take your photo? Get a free high res professional headshot from one of the incredible cosplay photographers at the Plus Ultra Entertainment booth. Check out these incredible photos from last year for a taste of what’s in store.

SHADY HAZE COMMUNITY HQ – BOOTH #2756

Shady’s got her finger on the pulse of local DC community cosplay events!

If you’re a cosplayer, or looking to get started in cosplay, but you do better among a group of like-minded people, then you want to stop by to see Shady Haze!  Join Shady Haze at her Community HQ, where she will be spreading the word far and wide about local community cosplay gatherings happening in the DMV area.

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HARLEY C.’s COSPLAY REPAIR – BOOTH #2750

Popped a seam in your spandex? Lost a gem from your crown? Head to Cosplay Repair!

Harley Chandler Cosplay is leading the charge and making sure fans of Awesome Con keep their cosplays in tip top shape. Her team will have glue guns, makeup, sewing kits, duct tape, scissors, and more to help fix up your cosplay. You’ll be in and out quick as a flash!

DESTINATION COSPLAY SPECIAL EVENTS

AWESOME CON 2022 COSPLAY COMPETITION FT. LOGAN STONE DRAG

Saturday | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Main Stage

Get ready to see incredible cosplay on our Main Stage! Awesome Con’s most popular event is back again, and this year it’s bigger and better than ever. The Awesome Con 2022 Cosplay Competition will be hosted by Elliot “DJElliot” Hansen and Gabrielle “Atomic Blonde” Richmond, official Disney/Lucasfilm emcees ready to bring their magic to Awesome Con. This year’s Halftime Show is where Pride Alley and Destination Cosplay collide! The Halftime Show will feature queens Logan Stone, Dax ExclamationPoint, D’Manda Martini, and Crimsyn with an incredible cosplay-inspired drag performance. See the biggest and best in cosplay craftsmanship, as cosplayers of all skill levels and talents grace our Main Stage with their stunning handcrafted costumes. Who will excite the judge’s with their electric stage presence and be awarded Judge’s Choice? Who will take home the highly covest Best in Show trophy? All the answers to these questions and more await! Don’t miss it!

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