Lakeland, FL

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 event.registration@hoffmanmedia.com 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.

 

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.

Thank you to these fine companies who provide continued support.