Cosplay at the Expo
Calling All Novice and Master Cosplayers and Costume Makers...
Come on out to Original Sewing & Quilt Expo at the John S. Knight Center in Akron, OH on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 15, 16 & 17 for all things Cosplay.
Wear Your Costume on Saturday!
If you’re a maker, wear a Costume or Cosplay design and receive FREE General Admission to the Expo on Saturday. Whether you’re an historical figure, a princess, a hero or heroine, a villain or side-kick, come strut your stuff and enjoy a bit of Cosplay fun...even win cash.
Cosplay Runway Show & Contest with Cash Prizes!
Commentated by Cheryl Sleboda of Sew Much Cosplay
Contest Judged by Jenn Taylor and Mark Ingraham
Cosplayers, Reenactors and Costumers are invited to walk the runway in the Cosplay Show & Contest on Saturday at 3:00 on the Expo Stage.
Click here for the Contest Entry Form and details. Entry Deadline is Thursday, July 15th at 12:00pm ET
The judged contest is comprised of two categories:
The Novice Category winner will receive $100 cash and gift bag of Cosplay products and tools. Runner up will receive a bag of Cosplay products and tools.
The Expert Category winner will receive $200 cash, an Imaginator 3D printer and a gift bag of Cosplay products and tools. Runner up will receive a bag of Cosplay products and tools.
Epic Cosplay Costumes on Display
See a selection of costumes on display at the Expo on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Featuring:
Kristie Good aka Karmada Cosplay
Emily aka Luna Lady of Light Cosplay
Aaron Ingraham aka Aaron Cosplay
Cheryl Sleboda aka SewMuchCosplay
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.
Fabulous Fabric Manipulations by Machine | Thursday 8:30-11:30am
Secrets to Success with Unusual Fabrics | Thursday 2:30-3:30pm
Even More Heirloom Textures by Hand | Friday 8:30-11:30am
Corset Basics for Cosplay and More | Friday 12:30-2:00pm
Time Management Strategies for the Busy Stitcher | Friday 4:00-5:00pm
Articulated Armor Pauldrons for Cosplay | Saturday 9:00-11:30am
The Secrets to Better Costumes for Cosplay and Beyond | Saturday 12:30-1:30pm
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.