FSC COSTUME COMPETITION
FSC MASQUERADE COSTUME & PERFORMANCE COMPETITION
FSC MASQUERADE BALL - AN EVENING AT THE END OF TIME & SPACE
FSC SUPERGIRLS OF SUPERCON COSTUME CONTEST
RUNWAY COSTUME CONTEST
FSC COSPLAY PHOTO BOOTH
GUEST PHOTOGRAPHER PHOTO SHOOTS
FSC COSPLAY PHOTO SHOOTS
PROFESSIONAL COSPLAY GUESTS
COSPLAY DANCE OFF!
RIDDLE - COSPLAY GUEST
Riddle was born and raised in Canada. Introduced to gaming and anime at an early age, it was only a matter of time before she would find a unique way to express her fandom: cosplay. Each costume presents its own set of challenges, requiring her to learn new skills like translation, sculpting, molding, casting and of course, sewing. What started out as a hobby, has now led to many unique opportunities such as getting to work various films and commercials, as well as getting invited to conventions all around the world. Riddle is also the creator of Cosplay for a Cause, A charity cosplay calendar, which raised over 30,000 and donated 100% of the proceeds to the Japanese Red Cross tsunami disaster relief. When she isn’t working on her costumes, she is rescuing squirrels, or talking to her robot therapist about video games.
ADAM JAY - COSPLAY PHOTOGRAPHER
BRYAN HUMPHREY - COSPLAY PHOTOGRAPHER
Cosplay Photographer Bryan Humphrey is a Mad Scientist with a Camera!! What Bryan enjoys most is creating epic photographs using dramatic lighting and a small army of lighting assistants. Bryan has been a science fiction fan since birth has owned his own comic book store and has been attending conventions for over a decade. Being an unashamed geek himself, Bryan sees other fans in geekdom as family. He is also an Honarary Friend of the the 501st Legion, a Star Wars costuming oraganization that reaches world wide. Bryan has also been named by the International Brotherhood of Kooks (IBK) their favorite Mort. He is not sure what that means but they presented him with a really nice IBK fez.". Visit Bryan online at https://www.facebook.com/MSwaC
STACY HOKETT - COSPLAY PHOTOGRAPHER
Cosplay Photographer Stacy Hokett, owner of SGH PhotoArt has been on the Cosplay scene for a few years now bringing a different perspective to con photography by immersing the photos with appropriate scenery and action styled shots. He states that "Given the situation, as soon as I take the shot I already have it built in my head". People work hard on the costumes and the art created is only supposed to enhance the overall photo. His work has been featured on many websites and his prints are sold worldwide. He works primarily in Photoshop and GIMP. Visit Stacy online at https://www.facebook.com/sghphotoartfans
KIKI KANNON - COSPLAY GUEST
Kiki started cosplaying in 2003, and her passion for it only grew over the years. In 2010 she created her company Kannon Kosplay. She sells many different crafts at her booths and recently started to create replica props. She has captured a unique look with the various characters that she has portrayed, and has been featured in multiple publications from magazines to web-sites. She has done a number of different stage performances and has many award winning costumes. She loves to share her passions and run panels about cosplay. Aside from her own cosplay, Kiki is also a cosplay photographer and features cosplayers on her web-site as well as her facebook page. She hopes to be cosplaying for years to come and meet many more people that share the same interests. http://www.kannonkosplay.com
CARLOS BLANCHARD - COSTUMING TRACK DIRECTOR
Carlos Blanchard is a veteran costumer, graphic designer, project manager. He is the founder of Rage Custom Creations, https://www.facebook.com/ragecustomcreations, has been a serious costumer and active participant in the community for well over a decade. He recently received worldwide attention for his Medieval Batman costume, which has been featured by MTV Geek, The Sun-Sentinel, IO9, Yahoo and dozens of other news organizations. In addition, he was the costume designer of the recent Mary Jane/Gwen Stacy Venom photo shoots that went viral (and caused a stir on Facebook), has gotten worldwide attention for his company Rage Custom Creations and has been the designer of multiple costumes worn by other costumers that have gone viral in recent months! Carlos was hooked into the geek world at a very early age when his father took him to a drive in to see his first Godzilla movie. That was quickly followed by a love of Star Trek, Twilight Zone, Alien and Star Wars... ever since then he's been hooked in for life and has not looked back since.
ALEXIA JEAN GREY - COSTUMING TRACK LEAD
Alexia Jean Grey is a cosplayer/costume designer and international model. Starting off in the cosmetology field in 2009 Alexia began creating wigs and costumes based on her favorite comic book and anime characters. She quickly became an internationally recognized cosplayer and won awards for her costumes and is published on websites, magazines, and movies.
WHITNEY PAIGE - COSTUMING TRACK LEAD
Costume Designer Whitney Paige attended Miami International University of Art and Design where she earned a Bachelors in Fashion Design. During her time in college, she worked on several students short films as the Costume Designer and from there decided to pursue Costume Design for Film/TV as a career. Whitney has now worked on several Indie shorts and features and her most recent work was for "Stripped." A TV pilot that centers around the employees of a Miami Strip Club.
HEATHER 1337 - COSPLAY AMBASSADOR
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away....Heather 1337 is a talented cosplayer who just entered into the cosplay scene earlier this year. Heather 1337 loves incorporating characters from her favorite movies, comics, and shows. She not only makes intricate detailed costumes, but is a free-lance artist and online gamer/blogger as well. Her favorite part about cosplay so far has been the support of her fans and friends she has met along the way. Visit her online at https://www.facebook.com/heather1337
MAD MEL MADIGAN - COSPLAY AMBASSADOR
Introduced to them at an early age, Mad Mel Madigan has been in love with video games and comics since she was a little girl. Halloween being her favorite holiday, she found a love in costumes as well. She has been in the con scene for about 3 years now and loves ever minute of it. Not many of her costumes are traditional as she loves putting her own twists on costumes and seeing what new and exciting things she can create. Her favorite question to ask is "what if..." as in "what if Ariel was in a punk rock band..." You can catch her shenanigans on her page at www.facebook.com/madmelmadigan
KRISTEN HUGHLEY - COSPLAY AMBASSADOR
By combining her intense love of gaming, skills in crafting and sewing, and zest for learning, Kristen Hughey was able to bring her own fantasy to life and become an international costumer. What started as something she would "try out, just for fun" and to meet local, likeminded friends quickly became a portal to realms she never thought possible. She has recently expanded her craft by representing companies such as Machinima and traveling to appear at events as a featured cosplayer. Her ability to share her love for all things geek and to now meet likeminded friends around the world is her favorite aspect of this career. Outside of cosplay and gaming, Kristen has started a charity called Heroic. With the tagline "be heroic," the idea is that people will be reminded of their own power to make a difference in the world. All proceeds are donated to organizations such as The Make-A-Wish Foundation. Visit Kristen online at www.facebook.com/kristenhugheycosplay, www.kristenhughey.com, Twitter: @kristenhughey
FREDDIE NOVA - COSPLAY AMBASSADOR
Cosplay Guest Freddie Nova has been a comic book junkie for over 17 years & memorabilia collector far longer. Her fandom slowly progressed into costume making & became a passion. Her methods are mostly budget friendly Recycle & Re-purpose materials & to create new challenges with every piece. With over 40 costumes & counting, her main goal each character is to transform visually to the point of not being recognized. https://www.facebook.com/freddienova
JENNIFER KATERI - COSPLAY AMBASSADOR
Jennifer Kateri is an up-and-coming cosplay enthusiast who has created her own costumes based on her favorite fictional characters. As a child, she was exposed to Star Wars, video games, and fantasy novels which evolved into a love of geek culture and cosplay. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Iowa State University which taught her valuable techniques and skills that she uses to complete each new costume project including: scalemail/chainmail construction, sewing, molding, and casting. When she isn't cosplaying, Jennifer works at a magazine publishing company and her local comic book hobby shop. https://www.facebook.com/Jennifer.Kateri.Artist
SONI ARALYNN - COSPLAY AMBASSADOR
Soni Aralynn is a talented cosplayer and has been creating detailed and intricate costumes for years. Soni loves to bring her favorite comic book,video game and power ranger characters to life. Her favorite part of being a cosplayer is making new friends who are into the same nerdy, geeky things that she is into. A hard worker, and skilled cosplay model, Soni has been featured in numerous online and print publications. https://www.facebook.com/sonilovesyoutoo
ROSANNA ROCHA - COSPLAY AMBASSADOR
Rosanna Rocha is an avid cosplayer from Arizona. While she isn’t enjoying the desert weather, she is traveling all over the country to various conventions show casing the remarkable amount of costumes that she has created by hand. With the steadily increased interest in cosplay, Rosanna Rocha welcomes the unorthodox and intends to make her mark on this community. Cosplay truly began for Rosanna in late 2009 when she created the Batman: Arkham Asylum Harley Quinn for a Halloween costume. Having no experience in sewing it became a hobby she desired to improve her skill in. She decided to take this costume to her first convention in her home city, Tucson Comic Con. She discovered that she could incorporate her blooming hobby of sewing into her true self, that which, an individual who appreciated video games, comics, and anime. Rosanna grew up playing video games with her older brother, reading all his comics, and falling in love with Miyazaki’s films before she knew what “anime” was. This deep seeded love was able to be expressed in a fashion that fused with her new hobby of sewing into what we now know as the world of cosplay. The addiction grew and now, many years later, there is an entire storage space full of her costumes she has put together through time. Her pride lies in doing-it-herself while also proudly representing her alternative look and personality. She can be seen at many U.S. conventions all over. Apart from cosplay she seeks that white-picket fence day dream with the intention of settling down and being a wife and mother one day WITH TEN DOGS running around, and yes, count them, she wants TEN! Check out Rosanna Rocha’s facebook where you will find all her information on future convention, cosplays, and much more: http://facebook.com/rosanna.rocha.cosplayer
CANDY KEANE - COSPLAY AMBASSADOR
Candy Keane is a professional costume designer, costumer and owner of Three Muses Inspired Clothing costume and corset boutique in Jacksonville, FL. Her award winning costumes have been featured in magazines, TV and movies since starting Three Muses in 2005. When Candy isn't working in her boutique, she can usually be found at conventions and events dressed up in a variety of costumes, including Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn and even Chewbacca. You can see more of her personal costume work at CandyKeane.com and check out her boutique at ThreeMusesClothing.com
JENIFER ANN - COSPLAY AMBASSADOR
Jen has been modeling professionally for more than a decade and cosplaying since 2008. She is a big fan of Anime, Star Wars, and Magical characters. Jen has made many of the cosplay ensembles you see here; the rest are the genius of her friend Candy or Brema, of Three Muses Clothing. She works for them from time to time when they need a model for their new cosplays. Jen loves making my own cosplays, and feels great when she takes them to a convention to show off her hard work! Jen learned all of my sewing skills from her Grammy, may she rest in peace ♥ You can keep up with all of her cosplay shenanigans on FACEBOOK. www.facebook.com/officialjeniferann <3
CALLIE COSPLAY - COSPLAY AMBASSADOR
After discovering her love of costuming during the Avengers All Day Movie Marathon as Black Widow, Floridian college student Leah Burroughs transformed into Callie Cosplay. Her days of music and writing turned to hours with needles and thread as she taught herself how to sew and began teaching herself the ways of costuming. Callie envisioned attending conventions, but took the path of digital art and began bringing characters to life using her past skills in modeling. Her true love is becoming each character she portrays, and doing the best she can to bring smiles to people's faces in and out of costume. SuperCon will be her debut into the Convention scene! https://www.facebook.com/CallieCosplay
SUMMER RAMEY - COSPLAY AMBASSADOR
Summer has been costuming since 2005. Starting with a homemade Slave Leia and a nervous smile at Star Wars Celebration III and becoming a con groupie with dozens of costumes, she finally migrated into the face and head model of a leather cosplay company, Twisted World. She prefers to have a direct hand in her costume building, either in the design itself or the actual construction. Being involved in the 501st and Rebel Legion instilled in her a desire to put work into something that she can be proud of. Being active in the costuming scene has allowed her to open up and embrace the crazy that's present in us all. She's amassed an amazing group of friends, a lifestyle some only dream of and a job that she loves. http://www.facebook.com/summershizzle and http://www.facebook.com/twistedworldllc
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Commissioned costumes (paying a person to make your costume), or costumes which have been created by a person not at the event with the entrant may be classified as Uncertified, as long as the creator of the costume is available to speak with judges and go over the costume creation via Google Hangouts during pre-judging. Costumes entered as uncertified are eligible for consideration in the following award categories: Best in Show, Con Chair Spotlight, Best Individual: Uncertified and Best Group: Uncertified. If the creator of the costume in unavailable to speak with judges, the entrant will only be able to enter as an Exhibition Costume and therefore only eligible for a judges award.
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A new FSC event! The FSC Masquerade Costume Competition is where costuming and cosplay go to the next level! This is a competition based on performance and presentation.
OVER $2,000 IN CASH & PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AT THE SHOW!
AWARDS: All awards, with the exception of the Con Chair Spotlight and Judges Awards will be chosen by majority vote of the Judging Committee. The Con Chair Spotlight will be chosen by the Convention Chairman at his discretion. Judges awards will be chosen by the individual judges.
AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:
This 4th of July contest will be "Runway" style. There will be no pre-judging. Contestants can enter in store bought or home made costumes.
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AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:
Crossplay is a strong part of costume and cosplay culture… and we’re here to show it off! Enter to win prizes as we present some gender bending cosplay goodness! To enter: male cosplayers must enter as a female character and female characters must enter as a male character.
The FSC Crossplay Contest will be divided into two separate categories: The Catwalk Contest and the Lip-Sync Contest. You may enter either one or the other, but not both! So, think carefully about which one you want to enter before choosing!
The Catwalk Contest: Strike a pose, and vogue, vogue, vogue! Our stage is your catwalk, so show us your moves by striking three of your fiercest poses on stage. It is up to you to impress both the audience and the judges by giving us a classic ‘Blue Steel’ or coming up with an entirely new look altogether. Also, there is no need to bring your own music because DJ Pluto Was Once a Planet will be playing an upbeat mix of dance-pop hits in order to help you strut your stuff. The emphasis on this contest is showing off both your costume and the overall look of your character, whereas the Lip-Sync Contest is designed for contestants who want to perform an actual skit to their own music. The Vogue Contest will be capped at 50 entries of either gender.
The Lip-Sync Contest: Do you like to sing, dance, and just generally perform in front of people while in your favorite crossplay? Turn in your CD (mp3 formatted) with a song of your choice in order to perform an act of the comical to the awe-inspiring in front of our live audience and judges. However, you will only have up to 1 minute to perform, so make sure you are dressed to impress and ready to perform your best! Please note that no group entries will be allowed in order for us to see as many of your best Crossplay solo performances ever! The emphasis on this contest is to perform a skit or lip-sync along to your favorite song while in crossplay instead of just posing on stage and showing off your crossplay. The Lip-Sync Contest will be capped at 20 entries of either gender.
Awards are as follows: 6 awards in total, with Judges Awards given at the judge’s discretion.
Crossplay King – Overall Winner of Both Contests
Crossplay Queen – Overall Winner of Both Contests
Vogue Prince – Winner of the Catwalk Contest
Vogue Princess – Winner of the Catwalk Contest
In-sync Prince – Winner of the Lip-Sync Contest
In-sync Princess – Winner of the Lip-Sync Contest
Judges Awards – Given at the Judge’s Discretion