Horror/Spooky Meetup

Make a friend and chat about your favorite fandom! Join your fellow fans and creative cosplayers for a Cosplay Meetup. Take a selfie with a matching fan, make new friends, and debate those longstanding debates with other obsessed attendees. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Come on out and meetup! Please note that our meetups are an accepting and inclusive space for everyone.

2021-07-28T12:04:34-05:00Tags: |

Podcast/Web Series Meetup

Make a friend and chat about your favorite fandom! Join your fellow fans and creative cosplayers for a Cosplay Meetup. Take a selfie with a matching fan, make new friends, and debate those longstanding debates with other obsessed attendees. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Come on out and meetup! Please note that our meetups are an accepting and inclusive space for everyone.

2021-07-06T17:45:27-05:00Tags: |

Back to the Future Meetup

Make a friend and chat about your favorite fandom! Join your fellow fans and creative cosplayers for a Cosplay Meetup. Take a selfie with a matching fan, make new friends, and debate those longstanding debates with other obsessed attendees. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Come on out and meetup! Please note that our meetups are an accepting and inclusive space for everyone.

2021-07-14T13:13:50-05:00Tags: , |

Pokémon Meetup

Make a friend and chat about your favorite fandom! Join your fellow fans and creative cosplayers for a Cosplay Meetup. Take a selfie with a matching fan, make new friends, and debate those longstanding debates with other obsessed attendees. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Come on out and meetup! Please note that our meetups are an accepting and inclusive space for everyone.

2021-07-06T17:39:51-05:00Tags: , |

Spider-Man Meetup

Make a friend and chat about your favorite fandom! Join your fellow fans and creative cosplayers for a Cosplay Meetup. Take a selfie with a matching fan, make new friends, and debate those longstanding debates with other obsessed attendees. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Come on out and meetup! Please note that our meetups are an accepting and inclusive space for everyone.

2021-07-14T13:13:08-05:00Tags: , , |

90’s Meetup

Make a friend and chat about your favorite fandom! Join your fellow fans and creative cosplayers for a Cosplay Meetup. Take a selfie with a matching fan, make new friends, and debate those longstanding debates with other obsessed attendees. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Come on out and meetup! Please note that our meetups are an accepting and inclusive space for everyone.

2021-07-06T17:37:58-05:00Tags: , , , |

Pride Meetup

Make a friend and chat about your favorite fandom! Join your fellow fans and creative cosplayers for a Cosplay Meetup. Take a selfie with a matching fan, make new friends, and debate those longstanding debates with other obsessed attendees. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Come on out and meetup! Please note that our meetups are an accepting and inclusive space for everyone.

2021-07-06T17:36:56-05:00Tags: , |

Book Nerd Meetup

Make a friend and chat about your favorite fandom! Join your fellow fans and creative cosplayers for a Cosplay Meetup. Take a selfie with a matching fan, make new friends, and debate those longstanding debates with other obsessed attendees. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Come on out and meetup! Please note that our meetups are an accepting and inclusive space for everyone.

2021-07-06T17:35:36-05:00Tags: , |

Wrestling Meetup

Make a friend and chat about your favorite fandom! Join your fellow fans and creative cosplayers for a Cosplay Meetup. Take a selfie with a matching fan, make new friends, and debate those longstanding debates with other obsessed attendees. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Come on out and meetup! Please note that our meetups are an accepting and inclusive space for everyone.

2021-07-06T17:34:24-05:00Tags: , |

Harry Potter Meetup

Make a friend and chat about your favorite fandom! Join your fellow fans and creative cosplayers for a Cosplay Meetup. Take a selfie with a matching fan, make new friends, and debate those longstanding debates with other obsessed attendees. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Come on out and meetup! Please note that our meetups are an accepting and inclusive space for everyone.

2021-07-06T17:33:32-05:00Tags: , |

K-Pop Meetup

Make a friend and chat about your favorite fandom! Join your fellow fans and creative cosplayers for a Cosplay Meetup. Take a selfie with a matching fan, make new friends, and debate those longstanding debates with other obsessed attendees. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Come on out and meetup! Please note that our meetups are an accepting and inclusive space for everyone.

2021-07-08T08:23:53-05:00Tags: |

Lord of the Rings Meetup

Make a friend and chat about your favorite fandom! Join your fellow fans and creative cosplayers for a Cosplay Meetup. Take a selfie with a matching fan, make new friends, and debate those longstanding debates with other obsessed attendees. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Come on out and meetup! Please note that our meetups are an accepting and inclusive space for everyone.

2021-07-06T17:31:29-05:00Tags: , |

Star Trek Meetup

Make a friend and chat about your favorite fandom! Join your fellow fans and creative cosplayers for a Cosplay Meetup. Take a selfie with a matching fan, make new friends, and debate those longstanding debates with other obsessed attendees. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Come on out and meetup! Please note that our meetups are an accepting and inclusive space for everyone.

2021-07-08T08:22:50-05:00Tags: , |

DC Meetup

Make a friend and chat about your favorite fandom! Join your fellow fans and creative cosplayers for a Cosplay Meetup. Take a selfie with a matching fan, make new friends, and debate those longstanding debates with other obsessed attendees. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Come on out and meetup! Please note that our meetups are an accepting and inclusive space for everyone.

2021-07-06T17:29:43-05:00Tags: , |

Awesome Con Cosplay Competition

Don’t miss our completely revamped Cosplay Competition, with an incredible line-up of expert guest judges, newly revamped categories, and a brand new scoring system. This year’s Cosplay Competition will be hosted by everyone’s favorite cosplayer, Mikal Mosley! This year’s competition will be bigger and better than ever! Join a star-studded line up of Cosplay Competition Guest Judges.

Panelists

Mikal Mosley

Ginoza Costuming

Kiwi Ninamori

Joe Colton

2021-08-14T16:14:52-05:00Tags: , |

Cosplay on a Budget

Ever want to dive into cosplay but worry about how much money goes into cosplay? Cosplay on a budget will expose cosplayers of all levels to tips and tricks make an awesome costume for the right price

Panelists

Nick Jones

2021-07-07T11:54:53-05:00Tags: |

Cosplay Photography for Beginners

You have a camera and an idea but don’t know where to begin. This panel will go over the basics with new and budding photographers who want to become better at photographing cosplayers. We will discuss everything from posing, lighting, location and editing. Also, tips will be given on how to get published as well.

Panelists

Harry Crosland

2021-07-07T13:03:46-05:00Tags: |

Mandalorian Mercs – A bounty of fun

The Mandalorian Mercenary Costume Club is a charity Star Wars costuming club rooted in educating and empowering individuals on crafting armor, and other costuming, while engaging the community and raising funds for various charities

Panelists

Joshua Colucci, Kat Katan, Nicole Price, Joe Torres

2021-07-07T11:23:14-05:00Tags: , |

Saber Guild Lightsaber Stage Performance

Saber Guild Dathomir Temple presents a production made just for Awesome Con 2021. Saber Guild is a non-profit, all-volunteer, international organization that specializes in lightsaber stage choreography and education. Dathomir Temple is the Washington DC and State of Maryland chapter of Saber Guild. Don’t miss this spectacular lightsaber performance which is perfect for Star Wars fans of all ages.

Panelists

Randy Ward, Linda Ward, Anne Klein, Sara Klein, Nicole Webb, Marcus Price, Jireh Silva, Liz McQuay, Josshua, Nieves, Harry Maurer, Teresina Carper, Edward Brunson, Charles Wright and Arial La Marca

2021-07-07T11:56:59-05:00Tags: , |

Resin Casting for Cosplay

Resin is a versatile material that can be used to create jewelry and props that enhance cosplay. From earrings to life-sized keyblades, the only limit to crafting cosplay accessories in resin is your imagination. Join Mythril-Arts for an introduction to resin and techniques for casting.

Panelists

Allison Carswell

2021-07-07T11:50:09-05:00Tags: |

Cosplay & Community!

Taking your cosplay passion to the next level by impacting the community around you!

Panelists

Darlena Blander, Yvette Blackmon, Ann Perry, Leslie Stewart, John Chamble, Lily Tom

2021-07-07T11:51:12-05:00Tags: |

Meet the Rebel Legion – Terrapin Base

The Rebel Legion is an international Star Wars costuming organization created by, of and for people interested in creating costumes from the Star Wars mythos. Meet some of members and learn about what we do, our costumes, and how you can participate too!

Panelists

Olivia Gorman, Liz McQuay, Eric Teneza, Jessie Lynch, Jireh Silva, and Kellie Hendly

2021-07-07T11:23:40-05:00Tags: , |

Massive Prop Flex

If there was anything good about 2020, it’s that we had lots of time at home to work on props and costumes. Join us to celebrate props that had sat half-finished for years, items that were finally crossed off to-do lists and never-quite-right costumes that are now perfect. The panelists will show their favorite props, including a magic bat 4 years in the making and a helmet commission that almost got lost in COVID. Attendees can bring their best pandemic props and talk about what they did during the year without a con.

Panelists

Steve Fritzinger, Tony Chen and Nickolai Miller

2021-08-17T13:37:46-05:00Tags: |

Super Slay: Making Fashion out of Cosplay

This panel will go into how you can make cosplay fashionable, and visa versa. The panelists will discuss what they do when they design and make a costume that some would also consider a fashion piece. The designers will provide examples of how simple it can be to make a costume be both fashionable and cosplay ready.

2021-07-06T14:04:52-05:00Tags: |

Meet the 501st Legion

Come meet the 501st Legion and learn about “bad guys doing good”! The 501st Legion is an all-volunteer organization formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate. The Legion seeks to promote interest in Star Wars through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.

Panelists

Caela Mandigo, Bill Thomas, Charlie Mann, Warren Market, Jesse Pollock, Cheryl Thomas

2021-07-07T11:18:31-05:00Tags: , |

Cosplay Making – Setting Up Shop

Want to get started making stuff, but not sure where to start? Start here! We’ll cover the “Need to Have” tools for your maker space – as well as the “Nice to Haves”, the spendy “Luxury Tools” and the “Save your money for materials” stuff. We’ll talk organization, safety and improvising when you find you are missing one of those luxury tools…

Panelists

Rebecca Roberts Ryan

2021-07-07T13:10:34-05:00Tags: |

Cosplay is limitless

Learn the power you have within. Join us and take a closer look into how cospositivity can help you use it as a platform for antibullying, children’s charity, to help you over come social anxiety and so much more. Cosplay not only allows us to look like our favorite superheroes, we can also become one. We can become one by promoting cospositivity. We stress and promote how important it is to cosplay from the heart whoever you want whenever you want; having acceptance to all shapes, sizes, colors, genders and skill level. Spreading how important it is to be kind to all cosplayers because they were brave enough to cosplay, put a lot of thought into it and do it out of the love for a fandom or character. We also discuss how to become heroes by incorporating charity with cosplay. We all care about something so let’s support each other, appreciate the craft, creativity and hard work that goes into cosplay but most of all let’s all have fun and do good while doing so.

Panelists

Jamila Howard, Amy Seiden, Jeremiah Curtin

2021-07-07T11:55:46-05:00Tags: |

Wiggin’ Out Cosplay & Everyday

In this brief class you will learn beginner steps to making wigs, hair pieces, facial hair and much more. By using different mediums such as hand sewing, glueing, and crocheting you’ll be able to create affordable, accurate and long lasting creations for your favorites cosplays.

Panelists

Jazmine Gibbs

2021-07-07T11:55:22-05:00Tags: |
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