Cleveland, OH

Cosplay at the Expo


Calling All Novice and Master Cosplayers...

Come on out to Original Sewing & Quilt Expo at the I-X Center in Cleveland, OH on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 4, 5 & 6 for all things Cosplay.

Wear Your Cosplay! 

If you’re a maker, wear your own Cosplay design (or period costume) and get FREE General Admission to the Expo on Saturday, April 6th. Whether you’re a hero, heroine, villain or side-kick, come strut your stuff and enjoy a bit of Cosplay fun...


Cosplay Runway Fashion Show

Commentated by Kristie Good, author of Epic Cosplay Costumes

Wear your Cosplay design (or period costume) and walk the runway in the Cosplay Fashion Show on Saturday at 3:00 on the Expo Stage. As a participant, you'll be entered into a drawing to win an Imaginator 3D printer and starter pack of filament from Sew Much Cosplay and RNK!



To participate in the runway show, email us at with this information:

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Expo Event City
  • Who are you cosplaying?
  • Who is your character and what are they like?
  • Describe your costume.
  • Tell us about your process of making the costume.


Stage Presentation: The Wild World of Cosplay
with Kristie Good, author of Epic Cosplay Costumes
Kristie Good (aka Karmada) will share insider tips for creating your own cosplay designs, from hand-sewn garments to armor made with Worbla and EVA foam. She is full of cosplay knowledge, from technical skills to history, and will be ready to answer questions from the audience. Saturday at 2:15 on the Expo Stage



Epic Cosplay Costumes on Display
See a selection of costumes from Cheryl Sleboda of Sew Much Cosplay and from the pages of the book Epic Cosplay Costumes by Kristie Good (aka Karmada) on display at the Expo on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 



Cosplay Classes at the Expo

Sign up for classes from Cheryl Sleboda to learn new cosplay costuming techniques. Click on each title below for details and to register. 

Basics of Armor Building for Cosplay | Friday 12:30-2:00pm

Creating Cosplay Structure and Volume | Friday 2:30-4:00pm

Fantasy Shield for Cosplay | Friday 6:00-8:00pm

Working with Unusual Fabrics for Cosplay | Saturday 9:00-10:00am

Fantasy Shield for Cosplay | Saturday 12:00-1:30pm


Click to view all classes and workshops at the Expo


Product Demos and Sewing Supplies

Shopping, shopping, shopping! Experience retail therapy inside the Exhibit Hall where you’ll be surrounded by an incredible selection of machines, tools, fabrics, notions and patterns. Be sure to check out Classic Sewing Booth #337 and Vogue Fabrics Booth #619 for cosplay supplies.

Thank you to these fine companies who provide continued support.