Florida Supercon has the largest costuming and cosplay department of any convention in the state of Florida, with non-stop panels, workshops, contests and photo shoots for 4 days straight! This year we will have more cosplay events than ever before! More contests, more panels, more workshops… basically more COSTUMING & COSPLAY! Here are some highlights of what we have planned!
COSPLAY INFORMATION BOOTH
Located at booth #TBA in the Main Exhibiton Hall, next to the FSC Free Cosplay Photo Booth, the Cosplay Information Booth is the place to sign up for ALL cosplay related events and get all your cosplay event questions answered. This is where you sign up for the Costume and Cosplay Contests! The Cosplay Information booth will be open each day during Exhibition Room hours. Plus: If you have a problem with your cosplay such as a rip or tear, the Cosplay Medics will be available to help patch you up.
FSC COSTUME COMPETITION
The FSC Costume Competition is back! The most competitive costuming event in Florida returns with over $5,000 in cash and prizes at stake, with a $1,500 CASH GRAND PRIZE and LIFETIME PASS TO ALL SUPERCON EVENTS ($450 value) for Best in Show! The contest is open to ALL skill levels to ensure both novice and experienced costumers have a chance to shine. The divisions for the FSC Costume Competition include: Master, Journeyman, Novice and Junior/Youth. There is a slight new rule change that will allow entrants to participate in costumes made by costumers not in attendance but offsite participating via Google Hangouts online. All the info on this event, including the entry info can be found below. The competition takes place at 8:30pm on Saturday July 5, 2014. CLICK HERE for more info.
FSC MASQUERADE COSTUME & PERFORMANCE COMPETITION
The FSC Masquerade Costume Competition is where costuming and cosplay go to the next level!
Featuring a $1,000 GRAND PRIZE for Best in Show! Contestants can enter as individuals or as a group and will be judged based on costume craftsmanship and stage performance. Think of it as a costume talent show… more than just a cosplay contest, this is your chance to put on a performance as the character(s) you are portraying! The divisions for the FSC Masquerade Costume and Performance Competition include: Master, Journeyman, Novice and Junior/Youth. All the info on this event can be found below. The competition takes place at 8:30pm on Friday July 4, 2014. CLICK HERE for more info.
DOCTOR WHO BALL – AN EVENING AT THE END OF TIME & SPACE
The Doctor invites you to “AN EVENING AT THE END OF TIME & SPACE”. This is a formal dance hosted by The Doctor and his Companions aboard the TARDIS. The theme of the dance is Space and Time. Come dressed in formal wear, or as your favorite alien or historical figure and mingle with The Doctor, Captain Jack, Rose Tyler, Amy Pond and the rest of the Doctor’s intrepid gang. Everything should be great, as long as The Master and his friends don’t get in the way… The dance will take place on the evening of Thursday July 3, 2014 at 8:00pm. CLICK HERE for more info.
FSC SUPERGIRLS OF SUPERCON COSTUME CONTEST
A special costume contest showcasing our favorite heroines and villains! This contest will be judged by a special panel consisting of professional comic book artists and professional costumers. This event takes place on Thursday July 3, 2014 at 11:00pm. This is a runway style contest with no pre-judging. Costume’s may be of any female superhero or supervillain in comics, cartoons, movies, anime, video games, etc.. Costumes may be handmade or store bought. CLICK HERE for more info.
RUNWAY COSTUME CONTEST
This contest will be “Runway” style. There will be no pre-judging. Contestants can enter in store bought or home made costumes. This event will take place from on Sunday July 6, 2014 @ 4:45pm. Awards will be given for the following Categories: Best in Show, Most Patriotic, Best Anime Character, Best Comic Book Character, Best Comic Book Character, Best Video Game Character, Best Cartoon Character, Best Group, Best Youth and Judges Awards. CLICK HERE for more info.
FSC COSPLAY PHOTO BOOTH
Want to get your picture taken in costume at FSC? The FSC Cosplay Photo Booth will be set up @ Booth #’s TBA next to the Cosplay Booth, and will be open as long as the Exhibition Room is open. All pictures will be posted online after the show on our Flickr page and on our Facebook page.
GUEST PHOTOGRAPHER PHOTO SHOOTS & PANELS
Supercon will be inviting some of the best Cosplay Photographers around to host special photo shoots, panels and workshops.
COSPLAY PHOTO SHOOTS / MEET UPS
All weekend long we will have separate photo shoots scheduled to showcase a specific group of characters. Anyone cosplaying from the specific group may paricipate in the shoot. Each shoot is 30 minutes. Each shoot is open to everyone to watch and take pictures of cosplayers. Photographers are welcome. A staff photographer will be on hand to take pictures for our Flickr and Facebook pages, to be posted after the show. CLICK HERE for a full schedule.
Each year, FSC has dozens of informative Costuming Workshops for the novice and expert cosplayer, hosted by experts and enthusiasts in various fields. A full schedule of events may be found at http://floridasupercon2014.sched.org/
PROFESSIONAL COSPLAY GUESTS
Each year, FSC brings in professional Cosplay guests from around the country. These guests take part in panels, workshops and help judge the various costume and costuming contests. Check out the line up HERE!
HALLWAY COSTUME AWARDS
Each day our secret judges will make their way around the convention on the look out for costumes that stand out to hand out award ribbons. This is a weekend long event.
COSPLAY DANCE OFF!
So you think you can DANCE and COSPLAY at the same time? In this cosplay contest, your dance moves and your ability to improvise is your ammo! We want to see your best ballet, belly dance, break dance, hardstyle, hip-hop, jumpstyle, krump, mambo, modern, pop n’ lock, salsa, shuffle, swing, tap dance, and any other dance style you can show us as you freestyle your way to the top! Come in costume by yourself or with a friend, and show us how your talents mix with the world of cosplay! Thursday July 3, 2014 @ 6:00pm.