Fandom & Cosplay


Costuming and CosPlay

If you dig putting on the fancy duds, the steampunk goggles, the stormtrooper armor, the fluffy dog ears, the superhero cape, that little pink number you think your wife doesn’t know about but she really just loves you enough not to mention it, the wizard robes, the Dr. Who scarf, the life-size Godzilla feet, or any other sort of costume, garb, get-up, or disguise then Con on the Cob is the place for you. One of several places, actually (Here’s another).


We love pretending to be things we’re not. After all, in real life I only get to be a sexy secret agent-children’s book illustrator and game designer with a full head of awesome hair and the body of a god (Buddha or possibly Garuda on a bad day)*, but if I raid the costume closet I can be a pirate-ninja-sorcerer-Cthulhu-hutt-girl scout, or a steampunk-superhero-hobbit-fairy, or a ballerina-hot dog-Hogwarts student-timelord, or a zombie-Godzilla-robot, or an ear of corn or whatever the kids are into nowadays.


Anyway, the point is, costumes are encouraged at Con on the Cob. All costumes (as long as they’re legal and safe for the chillunz to see). Imagination is Earth’s most important resource and we want to see what’s cooking in your noggin. Show us what you’re into. Be PROUD. Sing it LOUD. Don your geek garb and strut your stuff.

To facilitate such snazziness, we have several super-fun CosPlay activities planned. Here are some of them:

Costume Parade & Trick or Treating

This will be sweet. All of the costumed peeps at Con on the Cob will form a procession, led by a phalanx of imperial stormtroopers and possibly a marching band or whatever we can wrangle up, parading their shiny wazoos throughout the entire place, showing off their snazzy duds and brightening the hearts of young and old alike. It will be both the bee’s pajamas and the cat’s knees all rolled into one. It happens Saturday at 5pm and musters at about in the hallway near the registration desk.


Costume Contest

As part of the Masquerave party on Saturday night there will be a sweet costume contest. Everyone in costume is invited to participate. Prizes will be awarded and much fun will be had.


The Masquerave

Saturday night is the night for the ALL AGES masquerade party and costume contest. It all happens in the Peninsula Room and gets started around 7pm. The costume contest (for adults and chillunz) begins around 7:30.


Fan Club Information

We have a limited number of free or discounted booths available for fan clubs, cosplay conglomerations, and other geeky groups, please contact Andy if you are interested in one. Typically, if you aren’t selling anything, or if you provide a service to Con on the Cob or a charity (gift wrap, security, entertainment, etc…) you might qualify for a free one. If you are selling stuff (memberships, merchandise, etc…) you would need to nab a normal booth.

*Yes, I’m aware Buddha isn’t technically a god.