Welcome to the Cosplay Exhibit, where sewn, knitted, and crocheted outfits showcase the diversity of products utilized in the creation of cosplay! Check out a range of costumes, inspired by everything from popular movies to games, anime, animation, comics, and original creations expressing their maker’s personality and style.
Join us on the Main Stage on Thursday, June 22, from 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm for the panel discussion: “Creation, Cosplay, and Your Brand” to celebrate the makers who commit the time, energy, and money to make these incredible outfits.
This panel is moderated by Alex Moore of Alex Is Crafting, with panelists: Tim Harrison of HDC, Maggie Hofmann of Paisley and Glue, and Sebastian Rivera of Famore Cutlery. Learn what the history and definition of cosplay is, where cosplayers shop, and how they choose their materials. Discover how to market your business to cosplayers! We’ll also discuss ways businesses can become involved in conventions and makerspaces and methods for connecting cosplayers with businesses.
Enjoy the exhibit, and remember – these makers are your customers of today and tomorrow! Enjoy discovering the art of cosplay and new possibilities for your own fiber projects.