Cleveland, OH

Cosplay at the Expo
 

Saturday, April 9, 2022

John S. Knight Center

Akron, OH
 

Calling all costume artists and cosplayers

Whether you’re a historical figure, a princess, a hero or heroine, a villain or side-kick, come strut your stuff and enjoy a bit of Cosplay fun. Plus shop for fabric, tools and discover what's new in the sewing world today.


Half-Price General Admission on Saturday
Come to the registration desk on Saturday, show off your full period costume or cosplay, and receive half-price admission!


Walk the Runway in Costume
Commentated by Cheryl Sleboda of Muppin

Cheryl will share her Cosplay experiences and narrate you along a journey of costume art created by fellow Expo attendees. Cosplayers, Reenactors, and Costumers are invited to walk the runway on Saturday at 3:00 on the Expo Stage.

 

Everyone who walks the runway is eligible to win an Elna sewing machine or a 3-D Printer.

To participate, click HERE to register by Friday, April 8th.

 

Enter the Costume Contest and Win Cash Prizes
Judging Panel: Cheryl Sleboda and Jennifer Taylor
The contest is comprised of two divisions – Apprentice and Master. Judging begins at 1:30pm Saturday and final judging will happen at the Runway Show at 3:00pm. Costumes will be judged on a body. Each entrant is required to participate in the Runway Show. Click HERE for Contest Entry Form and complete list of rules. Entry deadline is Friday, April 8th.

 

The Apprentice Division winner will receive $100 cash. The second-place winner will receive a bag of cosplay products and tools.

 

The Master Division winner will receive $200 cash. The second-place winner will receive a bag of cosplay products and tools.

 

Sponsored by:

 

 

Epic Cosplay Costumes on Display

Check out the exhibit and see works up close by Casey Renee, Cheryl Sleboda and Ultimate Cosplay.
 

Thank you to these fine companies who provide continued support.