Cosplay: the practice of dressing up as a character from popular culture

Dust off your imagination and dress up as your favorite character from books, movies, music, tv…. anywhere!

Win prizes for having the best cosplay!

To enter, send an e-mail to fandemicon@gmail.com with the subject: Cosplay

Send us a picture of you dressed up in your finest cosplay, your name, phone number (need to contact you if you win!), age, who you are cosplaying, why you chose that character, and a little about how you made the costume.

We will be accepting submissions starting Monday July 5, 2021 and ending Saturday August 14, 2021. Winners will be announced during Virtual Fandemicon on Saturday August 21, 2021 on the Utica Public Library facebook page. Winners will also be contacted on Monday August 23, 2021.

There are three (3) age categories:

Youth (8-12) First Prize: Tote bag filled with art supplies and drawing books, $50 Amazon gift card, $40 Out of Print gift card

Teen (13-17) First Prize: sewing kit, $50 JOANN gift card, $50 Michaels gift card, $50 Amazon gift card, $40 Out of Print gift card

Adult (18+) First Prize: sewing kit, $50 JOANN gift card, $50 Michaels gift card, $50 Amazon gift card, $40 Out of Print gift card

Rules and Guidelines:

  1. Enjoy yourself and get creative!
  2. Keep it family friendly
  3. No weapons in the pictures
  4. Group submissions are accepted
  5. Winner must live in Oneida, Herkimer, or Madison county to be able to pick up prize.

Upon submission you give Utica Public Library the right to use your photograph in an online showcase for Fandemicon.

Cosplay Contest 2018