Thurs: 4:00PM - 9:00PM, Fri: 10:00AM - 7:00PM, Sat: 10:00AM - 7:00PM, Sun: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

MASTERS OF COSPLAY INTERNATIONAL

Where the world comes to Cosplay.

*NEW* COSPLAY GUESTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Meet your favorite cosplayer or discover a new favorite from another part of the globe! Masters of Cosplay International is uniting the world unlike ever before. We’ve invited some amazing cosplayers from around the world to make their North American debut! Because it doesn’t matter if it’s the US, Canada, Italy or Argentina… we all love to cosplay! 

 


MASTERS OF COSPLAY GRAND PRIX SPONSORED BY FAN GURU

Our amazing costume competition is back! Five cities, five shows, one champion. Think you have what it takes? Sign up for your regional qualifier – the winner of each qualifier will travel to FAN EXPO Canada and go head to head to claim the title of Master of Cosplay! 

WALK ON COSTUME COMPETITION

Looking for a more casual competition? The walk on competition is for you! 

Registration for the Walk-On Costume Contest & Kids Costume Contest will be held in Room N310B. 

 

WORKSHOP: BASIC EMBROIDERY FOR COSPLAYERS

THURSDAY MAY 16 6:30PM – 9:00 PM IN N310A

Adding style and texture with embroidery is much easier than you think! Learn 5 easy embroidery stitches to integrate into your cosplays while you make a cool patch. Topics include fiber types, resource and tips for using metallic floss.

$5 per person, cash only at the door. Max 12 students, first come first served.

WORKSHOP: LEATHER 101 MAKING A LEATHER BRACER

FRIDAY MAY 17TH 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM IN N310A

Learn how to adapt a pattern to fit your body, make a mockup, and then build the finished costume piece! We'll teach you the basics of working with veg tan leather, including how to stamp, finish and rig. You'll leave the workshop with a piece you can wear the rest of the weekend!

$20 cash only at the door. Max 12 students, first come, first served. Ages 12 and up only please.

WORKSHOP: CHAINMAILLE

Welcome to Chainmaille 101!  Chainmaille is the ancient art of linking rings together to create unique patterns and weaves.  In this beginner-level class you will be introduced to the proper techniques for holding your pliers, opening and closing rings, and then you will start weaving!  We will be using colored aluminum rings and "dragon scales" to create a "Straight Scale" bracelet to take home.  The techniques and weaves taught can be expanded to make chainmaille clothing as well if you want to take your cosplay to the next level! 

$25 per person, all supplies included. Max 20 students.

WORKSHOP: MAKING EVA FOAM HORNS

Whether you're cosplaying a dad from Wreath or a leetle blue tiefling, making a lightweight set of horns can be a challenge. In this workshop we'll get you started with cutting, gluing and texturizing your own pair of EVA foam horns. We'll send you home with instructions on how to prime, paint, seal and wear your hornaments!

$5 cash only at the door. Max 12 students, first come, first served. Ages 14 and up only please.

WORKSHOP: CHAINMAILLE

SUNDAY MAY 19TH 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Welcome to Chainmaille 101!  Chainmaille is the ancient art of linking rings together to create unique patterns and weaves.  In this beginner-level class you will be introduced to the proper techniques for holding your pliers, opening and closing rings, and then you will start weaving!  We will be using colored aluminum rings to create a single "Aura" pendant to take home.  The techniques and weaves taught can be expanded to make chainmaille clothing as well if you want to take your cosplay to the next level! 

All supplies included. $25.00 per person, max 20 students.


*NEW* COSPLAY ALLEY

Our Cosplay Alley is about to become your new favorite spot! Just like our Artist Alley, cosplayers who wish to appear at the show can apply to purchase a booth. This is an opportunity to meet your fans, to make new fans, and to grow your social media channels.


*NEW* COSPLAY PROGRAMMING

Our biggest ever cosplay and costuming programming track! We’re giving you days of dedicated cosplay programming. Learn from the best of the best - our cosplay experts will show attendees how they can take their cosplay craftmanship to the next level. Got the costume? Learn how to market yourself and grow your social media presence with our cosplay stars. Want to sit back and watch the show? Check out our panels, fashion shows, the cosplay red carpet and our can’t miss Masters of Cosplay Grand Prix competition.


*NEW* BOOK A PHOTOSHOOT

You’ve got the costume, now you need the pictures! Attendees can book a slot with a cosplay photographer and get the photographs their cosplay deserves!


*NEW* COSPLAY RED CARPET

New this year! Strut your stuff on the red carpet. No sign up, no competition, no stress! Just come and show off your costume to your fans! Get your photo taken by professional and amateur photographers! If you love cosplay – this is your chance to get THE best pictures of some amazing costumes!


COSPLAY MEETUPS

Find your cosplay tribe at one of our cosplay meetups! Get the group shot of your dreams in front of one of our themed back drops in the Cosplay Photo Park!


COSPLAY REPAIR CENTERS

Because hey, rips happen. If your costume needs some emergency TLC, we’ve got you covered at our Cosplay Repair Center! 


COSPLAY THEMED AFTER PARTIES

Let loose and celebrate with us at one of our cosplay themed afterparties! Karaoke? Under the Sea? Or perhaps you’d prefer a masquerade ball! 


COSPLAY PHOTO PARK

Put on your best costume and get ready to strike a pose in MEGACON’s Cosplay Photo Park! Located in the Community Zone on the Exhibit Floor, this awesome feature will allow you and your friends to gather around and get that amazing shot! Various themed backdrops will be available for you to choose from - best part is, it’s free! If you are trying to plan a group cosplay photo shoot, this is definitely the place to meet!


BEETLEJUICE: PHOTO OP ENVIRONMENT

Are you ready to meet the ghost with the most? Now is your chance to spend time with one of Tim Burton's most memorable characters, Beetlejuice! This miniature graveyard set with costumed characters is a great visual backdrop for an amazing photo op! And sandworms (you hate 'em right?)


THE CENTRAL FLORIDA STEAMPUNK ASSOCIATION

MEGACON has become THE Steampunk event to be a part of in state of Florida! Visit their booth on the floor and Theatre W300 as they present panels and demonstrations for every hour of the show! Learn what it’s all about and take in Tea Duelling, Parasol Duelling, Teapot Racing and numerous panels on costumes, hair and make-up, prop building, Leatherwork, Accessories, headwear, underwear and even Belly Dancing!


THE ORIGINAL U.S.S. ENTERPRISE BRIDGE ENVIRONMENT

Have you ever dreamed of sitting in the center seat on the Bridge? At MegaCon, you have the opportunity to sit in the most famous chair in the Galaxy at the original U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge Environment! Another great visual backdrop for an unforgettable photo op! Now to Warp Speed Mr. Sulu!


WE ARE S.H.I.E.L.D.

This cosplay team, inspired by "Marvels Agents of Shield" will be on hand in MegaCon’s Community area on the Exhibit floor with a great display of cars, motorcycles and other vehicles as well as costumes and props like the ones seen on the hit television series.


405TH SOUTHERN REGIMENT - HALO COSTUMES AND PROPS

Mission

Honor. Armor. Unity.

Make quality armor, props, and help around the community both local and online. Help maintain a professional, friendly and positive face for the 405th. And most important HAVE FUN.


CAT5 GHOSTBUSTERS

The superstars of the supernatural are back! When Orlando quakes in fear, when the slime starts to rise, who ya gonna call? The CAT5 Ghostbusters are ready to believe you! Complete with all the gear necessary to capture the paranormal along with The Ecto 1M, The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, No job is too big. If there’s something strange in your neighborhood just remember … Who ya gonna call?



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