Convention centers are a cosplay wonderland, being the best place to showcase the amazing costume that you have tirelessly tried to perfect for months and months. As the time quickly approaches for the Long Beach Convention Center to open its doors for cosplayers eagerly anticipating the Long Beach Comic & Horror Con, now is a great time to prepare to show off your costume creation in the best way possible– by registering for their 3rd annual costume contest!
Check out the press release below for all of the details on epic prizes and how to register!
The 3rd Annual Costume Contest will include cash prizes and giveaways for an assortment of categories. The categories will include:
· Best in Show Award – $500 cash prize
· Best Group Presentation – $250 cash prize
· Best Skit Award – $250 cash prize
· Best Video Game Character Award – $250 cash prize
· Best Comic Book Character Award – merchandise prize
· Best Animation Character Award – merchandise prize
Participants will be judged by a committee of three judges including Jesse Snider (judge on the SyFy Channel’s hit show Heroes of Cosplay), Aspen Comic’s Vince Hernandez (creator of the new Aspen comic titledCosplay, Spring 2014 release), and professional cosplayer, Vampy Bit Me.
All interested contestants are encouraged to enter by visiting www.longbeachcomiccon.com then pressing “LBCC FAQs” on the left side of the home page. On-site entries will be available at booth 50 on the exhibit floor. In addition to the Costume Contest, Long Beach will debut its Cosplay Corner, where fans will have the opportunity to meet and greet some of their favorite cosplayers, take pictures, and mingle with their favorite characters.
“We think this is really something great for the fans to enjoy. They will have a destination to greet some of their favorite cosplayers. In addition, we are excited that fans will have the opportunity to strut their stuff at the Costume Contest again this year. With cash and special giveaways for contestants, this promises to be our biggest one yet,” said Phil Lawrence, Co-Founder and Sales Director.
Celebrating the 5th anniversary with a weekend full of special guests and exhibitors, and engaging panels, Long Beach Comic & Horror Con will be open onSaturday, November 23 from 10am to 7pm, and from10am to 5pm on Sunday, November 24 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Advanced ticket holders gain early admission, starting at 9:30 am each day.
As excited for the Long Beach Comic & Horror Con as we are? You should be, as it is gearing up to be filled with epic and exciting means of entertainment for all of you comic, horror, and cosplay buffs.
Are you a cosplayer heading to Long Beach Comic & Horror Con? Be sure to submit your photos to our Tumblr page to show off all of your hard work!
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