Cosplay at the Expo
Calling All Novice and Master Cosplayers...
Come on out to Original Sewing & Quilt Expo at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland, FL on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 14, 15 & 16 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, March 16th. 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 Cheryl Sleboda of Sew Much Cosplay
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, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with this information:
- 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.
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 8:30-10:00am
Creating Cosplay Structure and Volume | Friday 10:30am-12:00pm
Fantasy Shield for Cosplay | Friday 12:30-2:00pm
Working with Unusual Fabrics for Cosplay | Friday 4:00-5:00pm
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 #218 and Vogue Fabrics Booth #1025 for cosplay supplies.