Anime Detour Announcement

ATC Cosplay Fest! Saturday, August 13th

August 1st 2016, 13:59 UTC

Celebrating one of the best parts of any convention, Anime Twin Cities brings you its annual Cosplay Fest! Read on for details!

Date: Saturday, August 13
Time: 10 AM - 9 PM
Place: Geek Partnership Society, 1121 Jackson St NE, Suite 106/107 (the red Waterbury building at the corner of Central and Broadway. Enter through door C)
Cost: $15, or $10 with your 2016 Anime Detour badge. Remember, you must bring your physical badge to get the discount!

We have a range of activities planned to interest any fan of cosplay at this all-day special event:

1) Workshops! Learn new techniques to improve your costuming and performance skills, taught by local experts. Any necessary materials will be provided.

2) Photography! All attendees in costume will get a personal photo session with an experienced photographer.

3) Contests! There will be two cosplay contests:

Iron Cosplay: A fun contest where teams have to construct a entire costume out of surprise materials. The winner will be decided by popular vote.

Workmanship Contest: A more formal contest for cosplayers who make their own costumes. Participants will sign up for a pre-judging session upon arriving at the event. The entries will be judged by some of our workshop teachers, who will announce the winner after a showcase at the end of the day.

4) Community! Bring a work-in-progress and enjoy the company of other crafters and seamsters in our shared work space. Some equipment may be on hand for attendees to practice with and use, and as time allows there may be experienced costumers on hand to answer questions and offer advice.

If you get hungry, rice and drinking water are included with your registration. We will have other snacks and beverages available for sale at cheap prices, so bring extra pocket change if you'd like more than rice.

Tentative Activity Schedule:

10:00 AM: Doors open

10:30 AM: Shop Safety with Eric
11:30 PM: Masquerade Tips and Tricks with Janella
12:30 PM: School Uniform Basics with Verssen Werks
1:30 PM: Making Armor with Alan
2:30 PM: Sewing Tips for Newbies with Rae
3:30 PM: Wig Styling with Rin
4:30 PM: The Historical Basis for LOTR/Hobbit Costumes with Rae
5:30 PM: Stage Presence with Shannon

10:00 AM - 8:00 PM: Video room
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM: Photoshoot sessions

7:00 PM: Iron Cosplay construction
8:00 PM: Iron Cosplay showcase and voting
8:30 PM: Workmanship showcase and awards

9:00 PM: Event closes

Note that if you wish to enter the workmanship contest, you will also need to complete a pre-judging session between 3 and 7 PM.

Important: To ensure everyone is able to participate in a fair number of workshops, this event has a strict attendance cap. We plan to have registration at the door, but we might sell out. You can guarantee your admission by pre-registering by mail in advance. Download the pre-reg form at:
http://animetwincities.org/files/public/atc/sos/form_cosplay_fest_reg.pdf
Mailed forms should be postmarked by August 6th.

Show off your costumes and learn some new skills at the Cosplay Fest!

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/587883728038274/
On Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Anime-Twin-Cities-Social-Outreach-Services/events/232579046/

You can also email social@animetwincities.org with any questions. This event is sponsored by Anime Twin Cities, Inc., the 501(c)3 organization behind Anime Detour.