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.
Rococo Winifred Sanderson from Hocus PocusPaisleyandGlue (Maggie)
Rococo Winifred Sanderson is an original redesign of the classic costume from the movie Hocus Pocus imagining the character set in a late 18th century robe a la polonaise.
Princess Serenity from Sailor MoonEmilysewsner (Emily)
Most die hard fans of the Sailor Moon franchise will recognize this dress as long as it has a few of its signature details, such as the iconic gold circles along the bust of the dress, but how it’s presented is entirely up to the cosplayer. I was able to take this iconic look and put my own twist to it to make a one of a kind cosplay.
Cleepto from DemeoQuikcosplay (Rebecca)
Quikcosplay (Rebecca)The character is Cleepto, a goblin vendor, for the VR tabletop RPG game, Demeo. He’s made of a mix of materials: foam clay, acrylics, LEDs, upholstery fabrics, leather, PVC pipes, and household items.
Lopunny CosplayPokeballOYarn (Amanda)
PokeballOYarn (Amanda)The Lopunny Cosplay is inspired by the Pokemon™ series and offers a personified rendition of the character Lopunny. Lopunny is a large rabbit-like Pokemon known for its adorable giant ears, soft fur, and powerful kicks dealt by its strong legs.
Monster Hunter Lagombi ArmorCaffeineCraft (Mike)
Main body of the costume was based on a heavily modified dress shirt pattern with all other pieces being hand drafted. All red markings are made with an airbrush and jacquard dye-na-flow. There are approximately 150 inches of hand made trim, with all of the darker green being hand cut and glued down.
Inspired Mary Sanderson from Hocus PocusSilkenstitches (Anne Marie)
Silkenstitches (Anne Marie)
Late 18th Century inspired Mary Sanderson. She was build in tandem with PaisleyandGlue and CaseyReneeCosplay to complete the trio of Sanderson sisters.
Hook from Captain HookGlenn Reyes
The cosplay is inspired by the movie “Hook” 1991 directed by Steven Spielberg starring Dustin Hofmann as Captain Hook and Robin Williams as Peter Pan. The coat is made of red velvet with gold military trims. The baldric was made using an embroidery machine and the hook and Baldric Buckle was made using a 3D printer.
Taylor Swift Tour GownScarlet Stitch Studios
Scarlet Stitch Studios
This cosplay is a crochet interpretation of a gown Taylor Swift wore during her Fearless tour performance of Love Story. Featuring lace detailing, rhinestones, ribbon, and bead embellishments on top of the hand stitched base, this is my most intricate piece to date.
Krile from Final Fantasy XIVKnitNakCosplay (Andie)
Aacrylic yarn, wool felt, acrylic paint, resin. Total work time: 206 hours (September – November 2018) Needlefelting by @FeltedFlyingFox (Andie’s sibling!)
Zelda from Legend of Zelda Twilight PrincessAlexIsCrafting
AlexIsCraftingThe cosplay is Princess Zelda from the Legend of Zelda video game series – the Twilight Princess version, specifically. The cosplay was constructed with yarn using knitting, crocheting, and sewing techniques and uses EVA foam, fabric, and cardboard for structure. It was made over 800+ hours.
Din D’Jarin from The MandalorianHarrison Designs and Concepts, Inc (HDC)
Harrison Designs and Concepts, Inc (HDC)
Din D’Jarin from the tv show The Mandalorian. Scratch made with multimedium fabrication techniques. Traditional patterning, tailoring, leatherwork, 3d printing, molding and casting, industry grade paints and applications, practical effects electronics, metal work.
Sally from Nightmare Before ChristmasCaseyReneeCosplay
CaseyReneeCosplayThis costume is Casey’s own interpretation of Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas but as if she were a Princess at Disneyland. Casey drew inspiration from the Pastel Goth aesthetic as well as classic Princess silhouettes to create this gown.
AzuraPitchfork Cosplay (Lauren)
Pitchfork Cosplay (Lauren)
Azura’s skirt is a three-quarter circle skirt. Its base fabric is silk faille with a polyester lace overlay and a silk dupioni lining. The skirt has been gathered at calf level, and the lining has a scalloped edge that I satin stitched using a tapering stitch width.