Experience ‘Cosplay Central’ at C2E2!

C2E2 has always been a very cosplay-friendly convention, whether it’s providing a cosplay lounge for attendees who need a short rest, cosplay triage areas, or hosting cosplay meetups. They are taking that a step further this year by adding a special area of the convention called ‘Cosplay Central.’ Whether you are cosplaying or not, it will be an area dedicated to all attendees who have an appreciation for costuming.

The hallmarks of Cosplay Central will include:

Cosplay Guests:

Cosplayers Ivy Doomkitty and Holly Conrad will both have tables, where they will be available to sign autographs for fans.

Cosplay Workshop and Panels:

Cosplayers are always looking to improve their art, and with panels covering subjects like cosplay photography, wigs and makeup, crossplay, mold making and resin casting, and much more, there will certainly be something that will appeal to everyone. Panels will run by many cosplayers, including members of We Are Cosplay and The Age of the Geeks.

Cosplay Triage:

As much cosplayers may think everything in their cosplay is completely secure, freak accidents can occur at conventions, requiring stepping away from the con floor to close a seam, reattach something that’s fallen off, or re-connect a prop. Cosplay Triage will be armed will all manner of items needed to get your cosplay back in tip-top shape in no time! Changing rooms will also be located next to Cosplay Central, allowing you to change outfits at the convention should you so desire.

Cosplay Studio Sets:

Hall shots are a staple of every convention, but the studio sets here will allow you to take photos of your cosplay to the next level. The backdrops will fit a variety of themes, allowing you to choose the perfect one to compliment your cosplay! They are sponsored by VIZ Media, Quirk, and Costumers with a Cause.

For a primer on cosplay, check out our Cosplay 101 articles!

C2E2 takes place April 21-23 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL Tickets are available for purchase here.

Will you be attending C2E2 in cosplay? What part of Cosplay Central are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments!

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Tori Ann is a Midwest cosplayer, and has been cosplaying since 2014. Her many interests include superheroes, Disney, and all kinds of fantasy. Her first claims to nerd-dom were the anime Sailor Moon and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. She is also an avid runner and has completed several half-marathons.