For many attendees, Cosplay is another way to enjoy the weekend by showing their love for a certain character. Cosplays at Q-Con range from pre-made costumes to hand-sewn masterworks, and some even bring a different costume for each day! Over the course of the weekend we'll have a variety of events targeted at cosplayers, culminating in the Cosplay Masquerade.
What is Cosplay?
Cosplay is a form of Costume Play where a person makes or wears a costume based on Anime, Manga or Games characters. You do not have to act 'in character', however it is something that some people find adds to their enjoyment of cosplaying. Cosplay often takes place in conventions in the form of masquerades and catwalks, both competitive and uncompetitive. www.cosplay.com shows some good examples of cosplayers across the world.
Why would I Cosplay?
For fun! Some people enjoy the competitive aspects of cosplaying, whether showing off their creations in the Masquerade or acting in the Cosplay Skits, and hope to win prizes and certificates. Others just enjoy the opportunity to show their appreciation and dedication to a character/show/genre, and to mingle with other cosplayers without looking out of place!
Keep checking back for updates on all our Cosplay-related events at Q-Con.