As you may or may not have noticed, we’ve been exploring the intricate world of cosplaying recently. When FYE announced that they were having a Cosplay Contest Event during their relaunch weekend right around the corner from the office, we knew we had to be there.
We had the pleasure of connecting Victoria Cosplay with the event’s planner. She even got to judge the cosplay contest! Many local cosplayers started pouring into the store to participate in the contest. What was at stake were these prizes:
1st Place Winner: Her Universe Official Fan Page tote bag with a copy of Entertainment Weekly signed by the Doctor Who cast, signed autographs from the judges, a $100 FYE Gift Certificate and tickets to Discovery Museum Times Square Marvel Avengers Station Exhibit!
2nd Place Winner: Her Universe tote bag with a copy of Entertainment Weekly signed by the Doctor Who cast, signed autographs from the judges and a $50 FYE Gift Certificate.
3rd Place Winner: Her Universe tote bag, Catbug Plush, signed autographs from the judges and a $50 FYE Gift Certificate.
Once everyone was checked in, the contest began. Each contestant stood before the judges and got asked a series of questions. Some of the questions were about their character. Other questions were about how they made their costumes. We thought the most interesting question was when they were asked how long they’ve been cosplaying. Some of the contestants have been making their costumes for years. For others, this was their first costume they’ve ever made.
In addition to Victoria, we got to meet both Miggy Jagger, from Heroes of Cosplay and Gina B Cosplay, who we’d only gotten to talk with previously through emails and social media. All three of our Cosplay Supercenter cosplayers provided us with useful insight about the community and what to expect when attending conventions.
The event was so much fun and we hope to attend many more down the line. Are there any other events or conventions you think Costume Supercenter should attend?